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Kendrick Brothers 'Overcomer' draws hundreds at SBC

by Aaron Earls

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Before "Overcomer" debuts in theaters on Aug. 23, Alex and Stephen Kendrick gave a sneak peek of their latest film in two screenings during the Southern Baptist Convention.

Alex Kendrick (right) and his brother, Stephen, explain the message of their newest film "Overcomer" prior to a private screening June 11 for attendees of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham.
Photo by Matt Miller
The filmmaking brothers told hundreds of their heart and prayer for the movie.

After 2015's "War Room," Alex Kendrick said they took a break, began to pray about their next project and felt God leading them to the issue of identity.

"We think we are in a... Read More

Adoption, foster care 'messy' but biblical, panel says

by Marcia Knox

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Adoption and foster care and what local churches can do to help families navigate related challenges were among the topics discussed by a panel of Southern Baptists in Birmingham, Ala.

Tera Melber (right), talks with Matt Crawford (left) and Jerry Haag June 10 as part of a panel on adoption and foster care in the exhibit hall in Birmingham, Ala., prior to the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting.
Photo by Van Payne
The panel was one of many that tackled a variety of topics on the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibit hall of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex June 10-12. The CP panels were held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual... Read More

What's next?: CP panel tackles road ahead

by Marcia Knox

Monday, June 24, 2019

Moderating the "Vision SBC" discussion on June 10 in the exhibit hall were: from left, Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, podcast co-hosts of "SBC This Week." Panelists were: Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee; Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board; and Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board.
Photo by Adam Covington.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Panelists discussed a range of topics on the Cooperative Program panel stage during Southern Baptist's annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Among those topics were the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, resourcing churches to confront the sexual abuse crisis, and women in ministry.

Moderating the "Vision SBC" discussion on June 10 in the exhibit hall were Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, podcast co-hosts of "SBC This Week." Pane... Read More

Floyd highlights Cooperative Program in videos

by Timothy Cockes

Monday, June 24, 2019

Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd speaks about the value of the Cooperative Program and the different ministries that it funds during four videos shown at the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Via four videos focusing on the Cooperative Program, Executive Committee President/CEO Ronnie Floyd underscored its importance during the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

The four video clips -- now posted at talkcp.com -- show how the Cooperative Program serves as the key channel of Southern Baptist support for a range of state, national and international mission and ministries.

The val... Read More

Norine Brunson grateful for prayer amid Turkey ordeal

by Shannon Baker

Monday, June 24, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an additional story on Norine Brunson, who was among the guests at the SBC Women's Session prior to the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

Norine Brunson
Photo by Kathleen Murray
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Before recounting her experience in Turkey where she and her husband, pastor Andrew Brunson, were imprisoned, Norine Brunson expressed gratitude.

"First of all, I just rea... Read More

Filipinos elect exec, advance church planting plan

by Karen L. Willoughby

Friday, June 21, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Dan Santiago was elected as the first-ever executive director of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America as the organization moves forward with its church planting initiative.

Dan Santiago was elected as the first-ever executive director of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America as the organization moves forward with its church planting initiative.
Photo by Matt Miller
Santiago's election took place during a business session of the group's June 10 annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

The Filipino Fellowship, established in 1993 if not decades earlier, according to recollections but no written records, "deci... Read More

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