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NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday to establish a sexual abuse awareness day that will be known as Caring Well Sunday.

NASHVILLE (BP) – Members of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday to propose a change in the timeline for submitting and publishing resolutions to be voted on by messengers at SBC annual meetings.

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee has voted to "disfellowship" two churches, one in North Carolina and the other in New Jersey.

MARTINEZ, Ga. – Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief is seeing heightened interest from people wanting to join its ministry to victims of floods, tornadoes and other natural calamities. More than 100 people received training on Saturday at Abilene Baptist Church in Martinez so that they can take part in Disaster Relief deployments. “That’s significantly more than ordinary,” said Dwain Carter, who heads the Disaster Relief ministry for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

LEBANON, Tenn. (BP) – Before attending the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, Albert Mohler made another stop on his “Ask Anything Tour,” at The Journey Church in nearby Lebanon, Tenn.  Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., spoke at The Journey Church on Saturday, where he addressed a wide variety of questions from the solid crowd after a short lecture about the importance of a Christian worldview.  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, presented checks totaling $543,300.81 to International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood and North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell on Monday,  during the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee trustee meeting.

PONCE, Puerto Rico – The entire island of Puerto Rico lost power over the weekend as Hurricane Fiona brought havoc on Sunday, Sept. 18. Send Relief pre-positioned its response ahead of the storm’s landfall and has begun assessing the need.

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists need to uphold and support Scriptural truth while maintaining love and cooperation, Southern Baptist Convention President Bart Barber said in addressing the SBC Executive Committee on Monday in Nashville. “You are just as much a defender of the truth when you argue for cooperation, as you are a defender of the truth when you argue for (Scriptural) purity,” Barber told the committee as it convened for its fall session.

NASHVILLE (BP) – In his Monday night plenary session address to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Willie McLaurin urged Southern Baptists to continue to cooperate in carrying out their shared mission. McLaurin, interim president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, said just like the early church, the SBC must set the correct priorities during difficult times.

CLAYTON, Ga. – A roll of toilet paper presented to leaders of Camp Pinnacle on Saturday was no gag gift. That became apparent when Georgia WMU President Lauren Sullens and Georgia Baptist Women strategist Beth Ann Williams saw “$25,000” written on the bathroom tissue.

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