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IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

In the first phase of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s plan to address revenue shortfalls, leaders announced details of a voluntary retirement incentive during meetings with personnel.

       
IMB chief explains cutbacks

IMB chief explains cutbacks in open letter

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board, which recently announced plans to cut personnel by 600 to 800 jobs over the next six months, said officials haven’t kept the agency’s financial position a secret.

       
Baptist Briefs: Church limits crowds for Carter Sunday school class

Baptist Briefs: Church limits crowds for Carter Sunday school class

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

       
Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

       
Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will offer incentives for voluntary early retirement in an attempt to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from the agency’s missionary force and staff.

       
Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Parachute missions. Poverty tourism. Vacationary. Critics use these descriptors to characterize an approach to missions they believe encourages unhealthy dependency and paternalism.

       
Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Baptist organizations—including the Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider—got temporary relief Aug. 21 from an Affordable Care Act requirement that employers include in their employee health care plans drugs and devices they believe cause abortion.

       
Focus on objectives during market volatility, investment strategist advises

Focus on objectives during market volatility, strategist advises

A dramatic drop in the stock market led to headlines and concerns about stockholder portfolios, but long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, a Southern Baptist investment strategist recommended.

       
Jimmy Carter says his future ‘in the hands of God’

Jimmy Carter says his future ‘in the hands of God’

Former President Jimmy Carter said he was “surprisingly at ease” after being diagnosed with cancer, which has spread to parts of his brain.

       
Baptist Briefs: Baptist protestors arrested in Missouri

Baptist Briefs: Baptist protestors arrested in Missouri

Four of the 57 people arrested Aug. 10 in a peaceful protest outside a federal courthouse in St. Louis were part of an eight-member Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America delegation in Ferguson, Mo., there to observe the one-year anniversary of the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

       
God brought healing to sex trafficking victim

God brought healing to sex trafficking victim

The church has a vital role in seeking justice and salvation for trafficking victims, said Raleigh Sadler, a human trafficking awareness advocate based in New York.

       
Baptist leaders pray for Jimmy Carter

Baptist leaders pray for Jimmy Carter

Condolences and well-wishes worldwide followed an Aug. 12 announcement by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter that he has cancer.

       

Baptist Briefs: Advocate for women ministers honored

Pam Durso, executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, accepted a lifetime achievement award from Christians for Biblical Equality.

       
Glorieta homeowner seeks day in court

Glorieta homeowner seeks day in court

Kirk Tompkins says LifeWay Christian Resources avoided his lawsuit challenging the 2013 property sale by hiding behind the First Amendment.

       
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SBC’s Send Conference focuses on reaching the world with the gospel

“We are going to send until the whole world hears,” Southern Baptist missions leader Kevin Ezell told the 2015 Send North America Conference.

       
 
 
 
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