A Louisiana Baptist pastor is among 18 deaths related to Hurricane Laura, and dozens of church buildings in the region were damaged due to the storm.
09/01/2020 - By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources unanimously approved a $210 million budget Aug. 25 for the 2020-21 fiscal year that includes reductions of 17 percent.
08/27/2020 - By Carol Pipes / LifeWay Christian Resources
The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board issued a statement, which it says clarifies and corrects previous statements made by the IMB regarding an investigation of sex crimes committed by a former missionary.
08/24/2020 - By Baptist Press Staff
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary named Rebekah Ann Naylor, longtime medical missionary to India, as distinguished professor of missions in its Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions.
08/21/2020 - By Alex Sibley / Southwestern Seminary
The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Sept. 21-22 in Nashville has been canceled and replaced with a special called meeting, to be held online Sept. 22.
08/17/2020 - By Tess Schoonhoven / Baptist Press
In response to a decline in sales due to COVID-19, national Woman’s Missionary Union announced Aug. 5 it is offering staff a voluntary retirement plan.
08/07/2020 - By Julie Walters / Woman's Missionary Union
Baptist Women in Ministry named Meredith Stone, most recently professor and associate dean at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary, as the organization’s executive director, effective Aug. 24.
08/05/2020 - By Staff / Baptist Standard
During the online Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, Michelle Fergus of DeSoto led a breakout session titled “Missions Relevance Test: Are You Really on Mission?”
08/03/2020 - By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Many churches transitioned to online giving when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to suspend in-person worship service. And they plan to continue the convenient giving option.
08/03/2020 - By Tess Schoonhoven / Baptist Press
A bivocational Southern Baptist pastor resigned from his church July 29 after backlash resulting from his participation in an annual birthday celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a general in the Confederate Army and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
07/31/2020 - By Baptist Press Staff
More than 40 members of Warrior Creek Baptist Church in rural Alabama, including Pastor Darryl Ross, contracted the COVID-19 virus after the church’s annual revival during the week of July 19.
07/28/2020 - By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
A lawsuit against the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board was remanded back to a district court by a federal appeals court on July 16, reversing a dismissal decision from April 2019.
07/22/2020 - By Jonathan Howe / Baptist Press