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  • 2nd-gen cross-cultural pastors focus of Dallas panel

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (9 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Second-generation Asian American pastors and others called to cross-cultural ministry are the focus of a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. June 12 in Dallas.

    The 2nd-Generation Pastors and Planters Fellowship is open not only to Asian Americans, but second-generation pastors of any ethnic origin called to ministry outside their personal cultural groups in the U.S., said event organizer Thomas Wong.

    "We just want to encourage that second generation -- who may not feel that they have resources, mentors or coaches -- that they can access guys like us," said Wong, president of the National Asian-American Second Generation Fellowship hosting the event. Read More

  • Ethnic breakdown of Gaines' appointments released

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 (9 months ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington.
    DALLAS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Resolutions may be "one of the most ethnically diverse committees in the history of the SBC," convention president Steve Gaines said in a statement announcing the ethnic breakdown of his presidential appointments.

    The Committee on Committees and the tellers each include 16 percent non-Anglo members, said Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn. The Credentials Committee includes a lower percentage of non-Anglos (4 percent) because Gaines tapped for the other three groups most of the non-Anglos who were recommended to him and willing to serve, he said. Read More

  • Messianics to finalize restructuring plan

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP photo by Bill Bangham
    DALLAS (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will finalize an organizational restructuring plan, hear reports of Jewish evangelism and potentially discuss electing an executive director when the group gathers in Dallas in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

    SBMF members and guests will convene Sunday, June 10, at noon for a lunch meeting at TGI Fridays, 1713 North Market St. in Dallas. The business portion of the gathering likely will be brief, SBMF President Ric Worshill said. Read More

  • Native Americans to discuss Gospel contextualization

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- A presentation of the Gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians' annual meeting in June.

    "Everyone is welcome," FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press. "In the past few years some have told me they would've enjoyed attending our meeting but thought it was only for Indians, which is far from the message FoNAC wants to project. Read More

  • Filipinos to expand ministry offerings

    by David Roach, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America's annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas.

    The fellowship will gather Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. at Dallas Metroplex International Church, less than 20 minutes from the site of the SBC annual meeting. The theme of the Filipino Fellowship's meeting is "Together for the Gospel," based on 1 Corinthians 3:8-9. Read More

  • Asian Americans to honor SBC execs for ethnic inclusion

    by Diana Chandler , posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by John Stroup
    DALLAS (BP) -- The National Asian American (NAA) Fellowship will honor two Southern Baptist Convention executives for speeding progress in ethnic diversity during its annual meeting June 11 in Dallas.

    "We have united together much, much more," Paul Kim, Asian American relations consultant of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Korean Council to consider pastor retirement funding

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by Van Payne
    DALLAS (BP) -- Discussions about helping pastors get started with a retirement plan and mentoring younger pastors are on the agenda of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America's annual meeting in Dallas.

    The Korean Council's June 11-13 sessions, which take place during the week of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting and related gatherings, will be hosted by Semihan Church in Carrollton, where Byeong Rack Choi is pastor. Read More

  • NAAF seeks to build bridges in racially charged U.S.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by Jeremy Scott
    DALLAS (BP) -- Relationships beneficial to the Kingdom continue to flow from the National African American Fellowship nearly 25 years after its 1994 founding, NAAF president Byron Day said in advance of the group's 2018 annual meeting June 10-11 in Dallas.

    "NAAF today continues to be a valuable resource to [Southern Baptist] African American churches and the convention at large," said Day, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Laurel, Md. "NAAF seeks to be a bridge-builder among our racially diverse convention, particularly during this highly charged racial climate in America. Read More

  • Hispanic unity gaining momentum as SBC Dallas nears

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (10 months ago)

    BP file photo by Adam Covington
    DALLAS (BP) -- Conversations about unity will be part of several Hispanic meetings in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

    "A good number of Southern Baptist Hispanic leaders are beginning to look at the future with more intentionality and see the need for more unity and collaboration among us," said Luis Lopez, associate director of missions for ethnic work with the Robertson County Baptist Association in middle Tennessee. Read More

  • Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    by Shannon Baker/Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware , posted Friday, March 23, 2018 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Shannon Baker
    BALTIMORE (BP) -- Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young -- known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States -- were honored in a retirement celebration March 18 at the Baltimore-area White Marsh Baptist Church.

    The service was conducted in four languages -- Korean, Nepalese, Bhutanese and English -- and featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple's efforts in Baltimore during the past decade.

    At the conclusion of the service, Cho symbolically transferred his leadership as pastor to Manoj Shrestha of the Nepal Baptist Church of Baltimore and Razu Budhathoki of the Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore through the joint cutting of the celebratory cake. Read More