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  • NAMB, Send Relief's exhibit: Sending hope

    by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt
    DALLAS (BP) -- The North American Mission Board's exhibit featured its Send Relief compassion ministry as well as Send Network church planting emphasis at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.

    "The overall theme is sending hope," NAMB director of events Lee Cunningham said. "We highlighted the five Send Relief focus areas and encouraged people to two calls to action: writing notes for church planters and recording a Gospel Conversation (GC) Challenge video. The exhibit design was made to bring these two things together across NAMB and Send Relief." Read More

  • SBC, church's role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    DALLAS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year's 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas.

    Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of 9Marks, an organization dedicated to helping foster church health. The events, which started at 9 p.m., were held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Read More

  • Panel describes, advocates 'text-driven' preaching

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Prior to the annual Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a Text-Driven Preaching "MicroConference" June 10 on the value of text-driven preaching.

    Moderated by David Allen, dean of Southwestern's school of preaching, the conference featured a panel of two SWBTS professors and three students who advocated text-driven preaching as the best means for communicating God's Word to His people. Read More

  • Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists' unity

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    DALLAS (BP) -- Engaging the topic of unity within the Southern Baptist Convention, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen moderated a panel discussion during the fourth annual For the Church Regional Conference June 12.

    More than 1,000 people filled the room to hear a spirited discussion by J.D. Greear, Thom Rainer, Mark Dever, H.B. Charles Jr., Vance Pitman, Noe Garcia and Micah Fries during the SBC annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Read More

  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas.

    More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting to hear seven Southern Baptist leaders address the theme of "United and Diverse: Critical Issues for our Cooperative Future." Read More

  • 2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Samuelle Grove
    DALLAS (BP) -- Struggles and opportunities unique to second-generation Americans pastoring beyond their cultural heritage are a new focus of the 2nd Generation Asian-American Fellowship.

    The Southern Baptist fellowship drew about 20 pastors to a noon panel discussion June 12 in Dallas, kicking off a mentoring initiative to help second -- and even third -- generation pastors successfully navigate cross-cultural church planting and pastoral ministry. The event was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Read More

  • Asian Americans can be 'missionary forces' in SBC

    by Morgan Collier, posted Friday, June 22, 2018 (27 days ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- "We have a citizenship in heaven and we are true brothers and sisters in Christ," D. August Boto told attendees at the National Asian American Fellowship's June 11 meeting in Dallas.

    Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee, said the EC is "available to enhance the way God has gifted you in and through the ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention."

    Paul Kim, the EC's Asian American relations consultant, presented Roger S. Oldham, EC vice president for convention communications and relations, and Ken Weathersby, vice president for convention advancement, with awards of appreciation for their continued support for the National Asian American Fellowship. Read More

  • CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (28 days ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Panelists on the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibit hall prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas, discussed a variety of cultural and denominational issues during 20-minute segments live-streamed on talkcp.com.

    Among topics on the stage were the state of the SBC, abuse in the church (see related story), racism, diversity and Calvinism. Read More

  • Messianics voice concerns, finalize restructure

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (28 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship has expressed concern that a group some SBMF members claim opposes Jewish evangelism was among exhibitors at this year's June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas.

    During its June 10 annual meeting, the SBMF -- which comprises largely Messianic Jews (Jews who follow Jesus as Messiah) -- also finalized an organizational restructuring plan, heard ministry reports and discussed apparent spiritual warfare surrounding efforts to win Jewish people to faith in Christ.

    Nearly 30 Messianic believers and friends attended the meeting, held at a TGI Fridays restaurant in Dallas. Read More

  • Platt 'challenged everybody' at Korean gathering

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 (28 days ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    CARROLLTON, Texas (BP) -- More than 900 Korean leaders and their families heard International Mission Board President David Platt's challenge to reach the world during the annual gathering of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America.

    The fellowship, known informally as the Korean Council and encompassing 850 Korean-language churches, meets for three days each year in the same city and same week as the SBC annual meeting. Tuesday afternoon is left free and bus transportation is provided so the Koreans can participate in the day's session of the SBC annual meeting and vote for the next SBC president. Read More