2017 SBC Annual Meeting

Phoenix, AZ | June 13-14, 2017

Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, Geiger

by Michael Smith

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibi... Read More

Missionary will remember 'those who are praying'

by Kevin Singerman

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- My heart was racing as my wife and I stood and waited.

Memories from the past several years shot through my mind. Time after time I had heard the cry, "They are perishing without the Gospel! Who will go?" And time after time I had responded. But God's quiet reply to my soul was simply, "Wait on the Lord...."

Now, in this moment, David Platt was urging the audience to consider how God could use them -- and my response could fi... Read More

'Run the Race' explores questions of life & faith

by Aaron Earls

Monday, June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- Where is God when bad things happen? An upcoming film says He is pursuing you in the midst of those trying times.

Following two teenage brothers, Zach and Dave Truett, "Run the Race" poses tough questions and is meant to stir up conversations about faith, according to filmmakers Jake McEntire and Trey Brunson.

LifeWay Films hosted a screening of "Run the Race" June 12 following the Southern Baptist Convention's annual Pastor&... Read More

Church leaders gather ministry tips in Phoenix

by Lisa Cannon Green

Monday, June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- So what? That's the question Rob Tims says he tries to answer right away when he leads a small group.

Tims, a manager in groups ministry, and his colleagues at LifeWay Christian Resources led 18 drop-in training sessions over three days to give practical skills and ideas to church leaders. The training was held June 12-14 in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix.

"We're trying to provide help t... Read More

Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

by Michael Smith

Monday, June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Chad Keck, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Kettering, Ohio, and the Cooperative Program catalyst for the Midwest with the SBC Executive Committee, moderated the 20-minute discussion featuring North American Mission Board president Ke... Read More

Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

by Michael Smith

Monday, June 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BP) -- Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Chad Keck, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Kettering, Ohio, and the Cooperative Program catalyst for the Midwest with the SBC Executive Committee, moderated the 20-minute discussion featuring North American Mission Board president Ke... Read More