Acteens celebrates 50 years

by Drew Elizabeth Rushing

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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.... Read More

Yeats to be renominated as SBC recording secretary

by BP Staff

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).

John Yeats
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 ... Read More

Hispanic Baptist unity: a Gospel imperative

by Art Toalston

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
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... Read More

SBC19 mobile app offers 21 languages

by Diana Chandler

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... Read More

9Marks, B21, FTC among events for SBC attendees

by BP Staff

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.

Among them:

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... Read More

Evangelists add hymns & choruses to SBC activities

by Karen L. Willoughby

Friday, April 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Add a sing-a-long to the activities planned by the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists prior to the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting.

The COSBE sing-a-long -- from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, June 10 -- will be held in Forum J of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

Sammy Tippit, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, said a sing-a-long has been added to the worship service and business meeting planned by the group prior to the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham.
Submitted photo
The evangelists will continue to host a Sunday morning worship service and have a Tuesday business meeting in conjunction with the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting.

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