A Baptist church and a nonprofit agency, both in Indianapolis, Ind., worked together to help make their community a place “where the world is welcome.”
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
When income decreases at a church or Baptist state convention, collegiate ministry may be one of the first areas cut in the budget, but Wanda Kidd wants to see that change.
Living into “oneness instead of sameness” can be challenging, Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.
By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
The church should flex its muscle to bring about transformation, not to sustain power or cling to the past, a Tennessee pastor told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly in Dallas.
Most Hispanic Baptist pastors have no time or energy for “the latest Baptist hashtag battles,” because they are too busy ministering to families facing challenges produced by the immigration system, Jesse Rincones told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
In times of rising hostility, exclusivity and hate that bring divisions, Christians should strive to understand how God hears and sees people whom others neglect, speakers urged Baptist Women in Ministry.
Suzii Paynter challenged the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to “break a culture of complicity” in regard to clergy sexual abuse.
By Carrie McGuffin / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas approved resolutions offering an apology to abuse survivors and affirming the dignity of women, while also emphasizing women’s “distinctive God-assigned roles.”
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention debated—and defeated—a motion to dismiss Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustee executive committee.
By Brian Koonce / The Pathway
Hispanic Baptists heard calls for unity—organizationally and in individual relations—throughout multiple gatherings held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas.
Believing and trusting in the supernatural abilities of God are key to overcoming all obstacles the Southern Baptist Convention is facing, said Steve Gaines, who completed his second year as the convention’s president.
By David Dawson / Baptist Press
Evangelistic emphases prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas produced 4,229 professions of faith in Christ, including 2,339 at a crusade event at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
By Josie Rabbitt Bingham / Baptist Press