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.”

Student missionaries bring youth camp to South Texas teens

Student missionaries with Go Now Missions operated a three-day camp on South Padre Island designed particularly for youth who never could afford to attend a Christian summer camp before.

Grant funds Standard student initiative project

On-site missions reporting by communications student interns, a blog featuring firsthand impressions from students on mission and ongoing reports by student missionary correspondents are among the projects made possible by a $93,000 three-year grant to the Baptist Standard from the Christ is our Salvation Foundation of Waco.

Small church praying big in Donie

The congregation at First Baptist Church in Donie may be aging and small in number, but members have hearts for reaching their community and praying.

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.

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