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Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conf.
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Ryan Littlejohn of Wichita, Kan., attended his first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17-21 after hearing a glowing report of the previous year's gathering.
"I came because my pastor (Tarrance C. Floyd) and first lady (Jacqueline Floyd) came last year, and they just really, really loved what this place offered and everything they learned," Littlejohn told Baptist Press on the grounds of Ridgecrest Conference Center, the site of the annual event. "And they shared it with the congregation, and a group of eight of us came here, based on just what they said. We came and it's been everything and more thus far. I'm just excited and really learning a lot here." Read More
Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praiseRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist African American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference of his 30-some years.
"To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries -- that's been a huge blessing and an encouragement," Rice told Baptist Press July 18 on the second day of the conference scheduled through July 21 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. Read More
Black church conf. aids urban ministry, host says
Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17 -21 in Ridgecrest, N.C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. Read More
Evangelists aim for greater international reach
Increasing international evangelism and diversity were the focus of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists when it gathered in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. Read More
SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency
A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). Read More
Pastors' wives urged to be 'brave,' engage culture
Be "brave" in sharing God's truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today's increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors' Wives Conference. Read More
Pastors' Conf.: H.B. Charles Jr. elected president
The 2017 SBC Pastors' Conference proved historic on many levels including the unanimous election of H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the conference's first black president. Read More
Common Ground: Pastors share testimonies, advicePHOENIX (BP) -- Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said he began his ministry as a street preacher who didn't know anything about the Southern Baptist Convention.
Luter, a former SBC president, was one of four pastors who gave a "Common Ground Testimony" to encourage those in ministry during the SBC Pastors' Conference meeting in Phoenix June 11-12. Read More
Study of Philippians pervades Pastors' Conf.
Encouraging and edifying pastors via the preaching of expository messages from the book of Philippians, the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference kicked off Sunday (June 11) at the Phoenix Convention Center. Read More
'Text is king,' Allen says at pre-Pastors' Conf. workshopPHOENIX (BP) -- Having worked with each of this year's Pastors' Conference speakers earlier this spring on their preaching through the book of Philippians, David Allen noted text-driven preaching is expository preaching "as it should be done."
Allen, dean of the School of Preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, led the Text-Driven Preaching Workshop Sunday (June 11) as the official pre-conference workshop of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual Pastor's Conference in Phoenix. Read More