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  • Survey seeks qualities of effective DOMs

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (BP) -- Opinions of leaders and servants in all areas of Southern Baptist life are solicited in an online survey studying the qualities of effective leadership by directors of missions (DOMs).

    The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) appointed a study group to conduct the survey to provide a uniform job title and description for the DOM position. The group will submit its report to the SBCAL in June 2018 in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas. Read More

  • Pipeline conf. urges character growth for church leaders

    by Joy Allmond and Aaron Wilson, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Before building leadership in others, church leaders should invest in strengthening their own character, speakers told attendees at the 2017 Pipeline conference.

    Around 600 leaders gathered Oct. 11-13 in Nashville for the conference, "Succession at Every Level," hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources. The event emphasized developing leaders throughout the church and preparing for smooth transitions. Read More

  • Congregational singing alive and well at 'Sing!' conf.

    by Bob Smietana, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- The first time Keith Getty sat down to write the melody for a new hymn, he penned the now-classic tune for "In Christ Alone."

    It's been all downhill from there, Getty said with a wry smile at the recent "Sing!" conference in Nashville.

    A few of his friends may disagree. Read More

  • ERLC conf. urges parents to be models for children

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian parents must seek to be what they want their children to become, a sellout audience was told during the final two days of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2017 national conference.

    A diverse collection of speakers -- including a United States senator, a filmmaker, storytellers, songwriters, as well as pastors and authors -- addressed about 1,300 attendees at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event -- titled "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" -- concluded Aug. 26. Read More

  • Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Cross-shaped parenting is marked by dependence on God and connection to other Christians, Russell Moore told a sellout audience at a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference Thursday (Aug. 24).

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, delivered the opening keynote address to about 1,300 people gathered for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World," the ERLC's 2017 national conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event will conclude Aug. 26. Read More

  • ERLC parenting conference sells out, begins today

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is kicking off its fourth annual national conference today (Aug. 24), this time on the topic it receives more inquiries about than any other -- parenting.

    A sellout crowd of about 1,250 people is expected to gather today through Saturday (Aug. 26) for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

    "It takes more than a village to raise children; it takes the church of Jesus Christ," ... Read More

  • Redefine your life, Send Conference's 4,000 exhorted

    by Josie Bingham, posted Friday, July 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) -- "Is anybody hungry for a fresh move of God?" Las Vegas pastor Vance Pitman asked the crowd of 4,000-plus during the first of four main gatherings at the Send Conference in Orlando, Fla.

    "Our prayer is that God would move fresh in your heart -- that you would have a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit," said Pitman, senior pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, in speaking on how to live on mission by redefining life. Read More

  • Newcomers, young adults embrace black church conf.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (one year 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 (one year ago)

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    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 (one year 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