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Three Texas teens named to National Acteens Panel

Three of the four teens named to Woman’s Missionary Union’s 2016 National Acteens Panel are from Texas.

       

Woman’s Missionary Union names search committee leader

Woman’s Missionary Union, the national missions-support organization for the Southern Baptist Convention, has launched its search to replace retiring Executive Director Wanda Lee.

       

CBF to vote on new plan for funding global missions

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly will vote on a proposal to support the long-term presence of field personnel through its annual offering for global missions. From BNG

       
LifeWay trustees approve land purchase and building new headquarters

LifeWay trustees approve land purchase and building for headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a building in downtown Nashville for its corporate headquarters.

       
GuideStone: Church retirement plan clarification law good news

GuideStone sees church retirement plan law as good news

A new law will benefit operators and participants in church retirement plans, according to leaders of GuideStone Financial Services, the Baptist clergy benefits agency.

       

Bill Shiell named president of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bill Shiell, former pastor of churches in San Angelo and McGregor, will become president of Northern Seminary in suburban Chicago. From BNG

       
WMU Foundation seeks to 'Warm Our World'

WMU Foundation seeks to 'Warm Our World'

As part of its “#WarmOurWorld” campaign, the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation is asking individuals for a $25 donation to supply a blanket to a refugee family, and the group is encouraging people to donate blankets in their communities to help meet local needs.

       
A town assembly in Tuxpan de Bolanos—a community in Jalisco, Mexico—expelled 10 Baptist families from their community when they refused to recant their faith.

Baptists expelled from homes in Mexican community

A town assembly in Tuxpan de Bolanos—a community in Jalisco, Mexico—expelled 10 Baptist families from their community when they refused to recant their faith.

       
 Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Kirk and Susie Tompkins, who unsuccessfully sued to stop the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, now have a lawyer to help with their appeal. From BNG

       
SBC leader Mohler joins Rubio advisory board

SBC leader Mohler joins Rubio advisory board

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler has been tapped by presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to serve on his Dignity of Life Advisory Board. From BNG

       
New Baptist Covenant among faith groups to watch

New Baptist Covenant among faith groups to watch in 2016

A progressive think tank cites ongoing efforts to unite black and white Baptists as a bright spot in a time of polarized political rhetoric. From BNG

       
Trump candidacy will test evangelical voters

Trump candidacy will test evangelical voters, says SBC leader

Russell Moore says evangelicals who support GOP candidate Donald Trump don’t believe character matters in a presidential election. From BNG

       
MLK’s advice to pastors called key to revival

MLK’s advice to pastors called key to revival

Sixty years after the Montgomery Bus Boycott,  advice from Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1958 book, Stride Toward Freedom, still resonates with pastors.

       
GuideStone conducts 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey 

GuideStone conducts 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey 

GuideStone Financial Resources, along with LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions, is conducting its biennial SBC Church Compensation Survey.

       
Lilly grants CBF $1 milion to address economic challenges

Lilly grants CBF $1 million to address economic challenges pastors face

The Lilly Endowment awarded the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship a $1 million grant as part of its national initiative to address economic challenges facing pastors.

       
 
 
 
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