Thursday, May 9, 2019
J.D. Greear is president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C., area.
J.D. Greear sets forth his vision in leading Southern Baptists after his election as SBC president in Dallas last year.
BP file photo.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (BP) -- Last year, after accepting the nomination for presidency of the SBC, I laid out my prayers for our convention. One year in, as we prepare again for our annual meeting, I am just as excited to see God moving in every one
of these areas:
1. Gospel Above All
The basis of our uni...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
In 1981, this Acteens Activators team from South Carolina traveled to the Chimney Rock, N.C., area and served in the campgrounds doing Backyard Bible Clubs and leading recreation. Submitted photo
Kentucky Acteens enjoyed attending the National Acteens Conference held in 1984. Submitted photo
Candace McIntosh, Alabama WMU executive director and Acteens leader at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala., led students to assist the national WMU facilities team in organizing its kitchen and pantries. Submitted photo
Acteens at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Ellabell, Ga., raised more than $650 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions with their iced coffee and donut stand. Submitted photo
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- This year, Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of Acteens, the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12.
To kick off the celebration, WMU will bring together former Acteens to reflect on the past and look to the future on Friday, June 7. The event, Acteens for Life, will take place at national WMU headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's meeting, June 11-12....
Friday, May 3, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Missouri Baptist Convention executive director John L. Yeats will be nominated for a 23rd term as the Southern Baptist Convention's recording secretary, Missouri church planter Jon Nelson announced today (May 3).
Nelson, MBC first vice president and pastor of Soma Community Church in Jefferson City, Mo., near historically black Lincoln University, said in a news release, "As a Missouri church planter, officer of the state convention and ...
Friday, May 3, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Unity is a biblical mandate vital for empowering Hispanic Baptists' witness for Christ, two leaders said in setting forth their vision for cooperative efforts that transcend cultural impediments.
Jonathan Santiago and Daniel Sanchez, two longtime Hispanic leaders in Southern Baptist life, responded to questions from Baptist Press about Hispanic unity in view of the June 10 gathering, "Celebrating Our Diversity and Unity in Christ" in Bir...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Image courtesy of Core-apps.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Closed captions will be available in 21 languages during the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting live-stream and on the SBC mobile app, an expansion from three languages offered in 2018.
SBC Executive Committee President-elect Ronnie Floyd champions the language expansion as a major advancement in diversity and in spreading the Gospel globally.
"I believe the Southern Baptist Convention must have the clear vision of beco...
Friday, April 26, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Several Christian ministries -- including 9Marks and Baptist21 -- will offer events on topics ranging from growing healthy churches to current issues in the Southern Baptist Convention for messengers and others attending the SBC's June 11-12 annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
Mark Dever (left) senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of 9Marks, and Jonathan Lehman, have a discussion at the group's meeting coinciding with the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
BP file photo by Mark Ira Hooks
-- 9Marks, a ministry to help pastors grow healthy churches, will hold panel discussions Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, from 9-10:30 p.m. in th...