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  • Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conf.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (6 months ago)

    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 & praise

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Photo by Diana Chandler
    RIDGECREST, 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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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

    by Shannon Baker, posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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

    by SBC writing team, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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, advice

    by SBC writing team, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Jeremy Scott
    PHOENIX (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.

    by SBC writing team, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (7 months ago)

    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. workshop

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (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