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California Baptists adopt budget, reject measure related to Baptist Faith & Message

Posted: 11/27/07

California Baptists adopt budget, reject
measure related to Baptist Faith & Message

By Terry Barone

California Southern Baptist

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ABP)—Messengers to the California Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting adopted an $11.6 million budget, turned down a constitutional amendment related to the Baptist Faith & Message and re-elected the body’s president.

“Connecting to Accomplish the Work” was the theme of the 67th annual meeting at Russian Baptist Church in West Sacramento, Calif., where 518 messengers and 270 guests registered.

Georgia Baptist resolution criticizes Baptist blogs

Posted: 11/27/07

Georgia Baptist resolution
criticizes Baptist blogs

By Hannah Elliott

Associated Baptist Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (ABP)—Georgia Baptists at their annual meeting approved a record budget and a controversial resolution against using blogs to critique Baptist life.

Gathering in Augusta, more than 1,400 messengers attended the Georgia Baptist Convention meeting, themed “Back to the Basics.” They also approved a 2008 Cooperative Program budget, added 62 new churches and missions, and approved the distribution of money previously given to Mercer University. Mercer is no longer affiliated with the GBC.

Oklahoma Baptists vow to continue ministering to illegal immigrants

Posted: 11/27/07

Oklahoma Baptists vow to continue
ministering to illegal immigrants

By Hannah Elliott

Associated Baptist Press

MOORE, Okla. (ABP)—Messengers to the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma passed a resolution emphasizing non-discriminating ministry to illegal immigrants and adopted a record budget of $24.6 million.

“Finishing the Task” was the theme of the convention, which brought almost 900 messengers to First Baptist Church of Moore.

South Carolina Baptists OK move toward 50-50 CP split

Posted: 11/27/07

South Carolina Baptists OK
move toward 50-50 CP split

By Robert Marus

Associated Baptist Press

FLORENCE, S.C. (ABP)—South Carolina Baptists have approved budget projections that will gradually result in the state convention forwarding 50 percent of all undesignated receipts to the Southern Baptist Convention.

Messengers at the South Carolina Baptist Convention meeting, held in Florence, S.C., also elected an Aiken, S.C., pastor president and passed resolutions addressing predatory lending, homosexuality and gambling.

Louisiana Baptists pass measure taking full control of institutions

Posted: 11/27/07

Louisiana Baptists pass measure
taking full control of institutions

By Robert Marus

Associated Baptist Press

ALEXANDRIA, La. (ABP)—Messengers to the Louisiana Baptist Convention annual meeting passed without discussion a measure that ensures the convention has complete control of its college and other affiliated institutions.

The measure amended the charter of convention-related entities to clarify that the convention owns the institutions, according to the Baptist Message, the Louisiana Baptist newspaper.

 
 
 
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