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Young pastors encourage CBF supporters to ‘Embrace the World’

Attendees to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly got a visceral call to embrace the world -- and all their neighbors -- in worship July 2.

CBF moderator urges General Assembly to celebrate movement

Following a year of financial hardship, the moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship urged the group's General Assembly July 2 to celebrate the movement's success and potential for the future.

CBF adjusts to budget shortfall

Eight months into the fiscal year, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's revenues were 20 percent below budget, the group's Coordinating Council learned July 1. But -- thanks to a plan in place since March to reduce spending to match the projected shortfall -- leaders said the organization is not facing a budget crisis.

Ministry network hailed as emerging trend

Participants at a CBF commissioning service prayed for six field personnel who are assuming new assignments and recognized representatives of a ministry network serving in China.

 

ABCUSA delegates refuse to approve bylaw changes

While celebrating the denomination’s broad ethnic, regional and language diversity at their biennial meeting June 26-28, members of the American Baptist Churches USA  torpedoed a major restructuring.

Baptist Briefs: Draper released from hospital

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Jimmy Draper was released from the hospital June 11 and is continuing his recovery from strep bacterial meningitis.

WMU challenged to ‘change a life, change the world,’ through missions

Participants at the 2009 Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration June 21-22 conducted the mission organization’s business and heard challenges to “change a life” and “change the world.”

Great Commission Task Force approved by SBC messengers

Overwhelming approval of a Great Commission Task Force climaxed 25 minutes of discussion during the Tuesday evening session of Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

SBC needs to be serious about Great Commission, Hunt stresses

Despite membership declines compounded by an apparent generation gap, the Southern Baptist Convention faces a bright future, newly re-elected SBC President Johnny Hunt predicted.

Task force approved, but motions focus on controversial pastor

A proposal that could reshape the SBC received overwhelming approval during the 2009 SBC annual meeting. But controversial pastor Mark Driscoll was in the spotlight, too.

SBC resolution commends Obama, critiques policies

Southern Baptists both commended President Barack Obama and expressed opposition to some of his policies in a resolution passed June 24 at their annual meeting in Louisville.

Seminary president calls SBC executive’s comments ‘shameful’

The president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary called comments in a speech by the Southern Baptist Executive Committee President Morris Chapman “disingenuous” and “shameful.”

Focus on sharing the gospel, not institutions, speakers urge pastors

PlattSouthern Baptists need to focus less on themselves and their institutions if they hope to make an impact on a world “racing toward hell,” speakers said at the final session of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference.

Former presidential candidate takes the stage at SBC Pastors Conference

HuckabeeFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stole the stage during the Monday afternoon session of the Pastors Conference—in more ways than one.

SBC Pastors' Conference wrapup: Focus on love to make impact

Southern Baptists need to focus less on themselves and their institutions and more on the love of Christ if they hope to make an impact on the world, speakers told the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference.
 
 
 
 
 
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