Purposes of Convencion remain constant after a century

Since its beginning, missions, evangelism, benevolence and education have remained central to the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas. Two dozen churches sent 36 messengers to the first meeting of what then was called the Convencion Bautista Mexicana de Texas on May 25, 1910, in San Antonio.

Baptists view growing Hispanic population as opportunity

The Census Bureau reports the Hispanic population in the United States has more than doubled in the last 20 years. Many evangelical Christians view that as a new mission field.

SBC approves smaller budget, recognizes retiring executives

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, Fla., approved a pared down budget for 2010-2011 and honored two agency presidents who retire this year.

Texan Serratt receives WMU’s O'Brien award

A 35-year-old prayer God that “never stopped answering” led Mary Lou Serratt to receive the Woman’s Missionary Union’s Dellanna West O’Brien Award for leadership development among women.

Rankin notes missions progress, but ‘not there yet’

Jerry RankinWhen it comes to reaching the world for Christ, Southern Baptists “are not there yet,” said Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board.


SBC resolutions highlight Gulf, family, homosexuality

SBC resolutionsThe Southern Baptist Convention decried ecological catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, focused on the family and opposed the normalization of homosexuality as messengers approved seven resolutions with no debate during the SBC annual meeting in Orlando June 16.

SBC messengers defeat attempt to open task force records

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Orlando, Fla., June 15-16 defeated an attempt to unseal written and audio recordings of Great Commission Resurgence task force proceedings.

WMU elects new president, urges unhindered mission

AkermanParticipants at the 122nd annual meeting of national Woman’s Missionary Union elected a new president, listened to Sudan’s ambassador, honored Kaye Miller’s five years as WMU president, and heard missions challenges June 13-14 in Orlando, Fla.


Pastors Conference speakers affirm Great Commission Resurgence

The Great Commission Resurgence is a “natural and spiritual outgrowth of the conservative resurgence,” seminary president Danny Akin told participants in the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference.

Leaders urge B21 group to stay in the SBC hall, support task force

Supporters of the Great Commission Resurgence task force took a final opportunity to garner votes for their report when they encouraged 1,300 primarily younger pastors attending the B21 conference Tuesday to leave the luncheon and become fixtures in the meeting hall.

Task force recommendations could harm cooperation, Chapman insists

Morris ChapmanAdopting the report of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force could have negative repercussions, Morris Chapman warned Southern Baptist Convention messengers during their annual meeting June 15.

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