As the Southern Baptist Convention grapples with how to address sex abuse allegations, Baptist networks that split from it over the years already have taken steps to educate and assist their congregations should they face similar situations.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Reports of ministry and cleanup continue to emerge in the wake of a deadly system of tornadoes in Alabama on March 3. The storms killed at least 23 people, including four children.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Amid ongoing discussion of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention, one SBC Executive Committee leader has resigned from the committee and another has noted some “stumbling out of the gate” as the convention seeks to confront abuse.
LifeWay Christian Resources Executive Vice President Brad Waggoner has been named acting president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist entity until a new president is elected.
By Carol Pipes / LifeWay Christian Resources
Since its relaunch less than four years ago, Unión Femenil Misionera de Texas has emerged not only as a growing network within the state, but also as an influence nationally, leaders of the missions organization noted.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
A Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee workgroup’s statement on sexual abuse—and the public request by SBC President J.D. Greear that prompted it—drew varied reactions.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees tapped key administrators from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for top posts, electing Adam Greenway as the Fort Worth seminary’s ninth president and Randy Stinson as its provost.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
“Further inquiry is warranted” into three churches the Southern Baptist Convention president singled out for their alleged failure to protect victims of sexual abuse, an SBC Executive Committee workgroup reported—but not the other seven.
The Southern Baptist Convention should withdraw fellowship from churches that show “wanton disregard” for sexual abuse and lack of concern for victims, President J.D. Greear told the SBC Executive Committee.
Future & Hope Christian Women’s Job Corps lives up to its name.
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be nominated to fill the presidential vacancy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
By Baptist Press Staff
In the last 20 years, about 380 ministers and volunteers in Southern Baptist churches sexually abused more than 700 people, according to a comprehensive investigative report by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News.
By Houston Chronicle