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  • SBC foundation aids missionaries & people in the pew

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, November 06, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The legacy of several hundred International Mission Board missionary families has become part of the Southern Baptist Foundation, marking its 70th year of ministry in 2017.

    The foundation added legacy planning five years ago, serving more than 1,400 families, from missionaries to people in all walks of life intent on using their life's financial gains to advance the cause of Christ.

    "Helping our missionaries develop estate plans has given us an opportunity to ... Read More

  • 'Help & hope': DR's Appreciation Day set for Nov. 5

    by Greg Teffertiller, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- As far as disasters are concerned, 2017 will forever be known as "unprecedented."

    The nation has been impacted by hurricanes of historic proportions, regionally pervasive wildfires and localized storms that struck numerous communities. Nations in the Caribbean also have been pummeled. The losses of life and property are more than statistics -- they represent people who desperately need hope and healing. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Working together in the name of Jesus

    by David Hutchison, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Whether in disaster relief or global missions, David Hutchison notes that the Southern Baptist Convention "has long understood the power of cooperation. What would be impossible for one church becomes possible when churches work together." Read More

  • Engaging nations focus of conf., outreach

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- As white supremacists are planning anti-immigration rallies for this weekend in Tennessee, Southern Baptist church planters across the United States and local church members have gathered in North Carolina to find ways to welcome and share the Gospel with those from many nations.

    In conjunction with the Reaching the Nations conference this weekend (Oct. 27-28), the Practitioners Collaborative took place Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Attendees included church planters who are working throughout North America with unreached people groups, some of whom are also leading breakout sessions throughout the Reaching the Nations event. Read More

  • Dallas SBC 2018 hotel registration opens

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Housing registration has opened for the Southern Baptist Convention's 2018 annual meeting set for June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas.

    Online reservations may be made around the clock at www.sbcannualmeeting.net/sbc18. Reservations by phone are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday at (800)-967-8852 toll-free.

    The Omni Dallas is the official convention hotel, located a block from the convention site. Read More

  • The Cooperative Program -- then & now

    by Randy L. Bennett, posted Friday, September 29, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (BP) -- It failed. Then it worked out far better than anyone could have imagined.

    Here's the story of what befell Southern Baptists in the 1920s, yet ultimately emerged in a different form and succeeded as the Cooperative Program.

    Back in the mid-1980s Southern Baptists tried an interesting but questionable stewardship campaign called "Planned Growth in Giving." Instead of challenging believers to tithe -- the biblical practice of giving 10 percent of their income to the local church -- the campaign suggested that new givers start with a lesser percent and gradually move toward 10 percent. After only a few years the campaign was dropped. Pastors and members alike simply did not believe that advocating anything less than a tithe was biblical. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: A matter of love

    by Randy L. Bennett, posted Friday, September 29, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Among the things Randy Bennett loves are his wife and children, ice cream, his pickup truck and, all the more, the Lord and Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program. "I am part of a body of believers who are taking seriously God's command to go the ends of the earth to tell people about Jesus," he writes. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: A lifelong journey

    by Paul Kim, posted Friday, September 29, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Paul Kim recounts how Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program has been a key part of his lifelong journey as a pastor and church planter. Read More

  • CP a timely lifeline & calling for Fermín Whittaker

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, September 29, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Carmen Whittaker
    MENIFEE, Calif. (BP) -- Fermín Whittaker was a lonely seminary student in Canada, far from his home in Panama, when God used the Cooperative Program to hook his heart and set in motion a lifetime of support for unified Southern Baptist missions and ministry.

    Whittaker, executive director emeritus of the California Southern Baptist Convention, told Baptist Press he was saved at age 12 in a Baptist church in Panama, discipled by a Southern Baptist missionary and later made his way to Canada to enroll at a Baptist seminary. Read More