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Trade ‘the talk’ for transparency in sex ed, Baptist minister says

Trade ‘the talk’ for transparency in sex ed, Baptist minister says

LeAnn Gardner shares a lot of uncomfortable information with the churches she visits. She delivers eye-opening insights in her eight-hour workshop called Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment—SAFE. (BNG)

       
WorldCrafts adds new artisan group and products

WorldCrafts adds new artisan group and products

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade initiative of Woman’s Missionary Union, has added a new artisan group in Cambodia and 25 new products this year.

       
IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board must mobilize “ordinary Christians”—students, retirees and professionals whose jobs take them overseas—to work alongside full-time vocational missionaries, IMB President David Platt told an Internet audience.

       
Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been named to a Religious Liberty Advisory Council created by Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate. BNG

       

Greear to be nominated for SBC president

North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.

       
Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Call Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a “gospel Christian.” But don’t call him an evangelical—at least not until the current election cycle ends. RNS

       

Baptist brief supports contraceptive mandate accommodation, RFRA

Far-reaching arguments made by some religious nonprofits against an accommodation procedure can endanger religious liberty, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and a religious liberty scholar from the University of Virginia School of Law.

       

SBC child care, children, youth registration open

Registration is open for preschool child care, as well as programs for children and youth during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis.

       

Registration open for SBC annual meeting

Registration for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis, has opened.

       
IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board announced 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff have left the organization during the past six months as a result of its voluntary retirement and resignation programs.

       

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.

       
 
 
 
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