By Tom StrodeWashington Bureau Chief, Baptist Press WASHINGTON – Pro-life advocates decried a COVID-19 relief bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that fails to include safeguards against abortion funding that were included in previous measures to address the pandemic. The Democratic-controlled House voted 219-212 for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, HR. […]
North American Mission Board trustee chairman Danny de Armas, associate pastor of First Baptist Church Orlando, addresses trustees during their Feb. 1-2 meetings in New Orleans. SPECIAL/Alexandra Toy ALPHARETTA – The board of trustees for the North American Mission Board unanimously passed a resolution on cooperation and missional strategy at their February 2021 board meeting. The […]
By Julie Waters BIRMINGHAM – National WMU will host a virtual experience for the Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14, in celebration of North American missions while encouraging support for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. With the theme The Mission Moves Forward, the goal for this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $70 million […]
Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, will be nominated as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The SBC leaders called for peace – and called Christians to prayer.
By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — New COVID-19 relief legislation that maintains encouragement for charitable giving and funding for a small loan program that includes churches gained President Trump’s signature on Dec. 27. In a sudden reversal, the president signed into law a combined legislative package that provides $900 billion for COVID-19 relief and $1.4 […]
The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Willard died early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Wilma Gail followed hours later. The couple had celebrated their 50th anniversary in September.
A state convention leader has publicly challenged the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for stating that there is a denominational hierarchy in an amicus brief filed by the SBC entity in August.
By Jessica Gresko/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority. It […]
Near the end of the Nov. 11 SBTC Executive Board meeting in Austin, SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards told the board of his intention to transition from convention leadership, effective Dec. 31, 2021. Richards is the founding executive director. By Gary Ledbetter/Southern Baptist Texan AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – Jim Richards, the executive director of the […]
Establishing a foundation in apologetics early may help guard against the church drift experienced by many young adults who grow up in church.