Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Proposal to merge two gatherings

Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam has proposed the Baptist World Congress and the Baptist Youth World Conference be merged. 

Louisiana College

Former Louisiana College VP files lawsuit

A former Louisiana College administrator sued the Louisiana Baptist Convention-affiliated school, claiming wrongful termination after he filed a whistleblower report alleging misconduct by the school’s president.

North American Baptists

North American Baptists ask, what will we look like in 2064?

The FutureBaptists Convocation explored compelling visions for the half-century-old North American Baptist Fellowship.

Baptist groups at forefront of cooperative disaster relief

Baptists at forefront of cooperative disaster relief

In an age of declining respect for churches and an overall disinterest in religion, sometimes it takes a tornado or earthquake to show the world Baptists and other Christians can, in fact, do some things right.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone Tax Guide ready

The 2014 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is available.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Floyd to be nominated for SBC president

 Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the SBC annual meeting in June. 

Tom Elliff to step down

IMB President Tom Elliff to step down

Tom Elliff announced Feb. 26 he will step down as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board after a newly appointed search committee finds his successor.

Roger and Suzii Paynter

Compassion followed Paynters’ home damage in fall flood

When his feet hit the floor in the early morning of Oct. 31, Roger Paynter, pastor of First Baptist Church in Austin, didn’t expect a wet landing.


Baptist Briefs: Study materials for 'Son of God' film

Pastor and author Rick Warren partnered with LifeWay Christian Resources to release a Bible study related to the Son of God movie from 20th Century Fox, which hits theaters Feb. 28.

Olympics offers musicians missional moments

Olympics offers musicians missional moments

More than 80 Singing Men of Oklahoma scattered throughout Sochi, occasionally harmonizing old Gospel tunes, passing out Engage Sochi pins and talking with Olympic visitors one-on-one.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: BWA, CBF collaborate on UN

The Baptist World Alliance and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship have joined forces to enhance a Baptist presence at the United Nations, leaders of the two groups announced recently.

Sochi Olympics

Baptists trek to Sochi to share their faith at Winter Olympics

Amid tight security at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Baptist volunteers from across the United States arrived to be part of the international festivities and share their faith.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Ghana Baptists induct new president

Baptists in Ghana inducted a pastor as their first executive president, the culmination of a five-year process of reorganizing the convention in the West African country. 

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Anti-malaria campaign casts wide net

A year after Virginia Baptists launched an initiative to battle the scourge of malaria in West Africa, nearly 20,000 mosquito nets have been distributed there—helped in part by a recent contribution from an Oklahoma-based organization with similar goals.

Hope for Detroit

Church starter sees hope for bankrupt Detroit

Some people call Detroit broken and bankrupt. Church starter Daryl Gaddy has another word for his beleaguered city—home.

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