By IMB Staff RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board President David Platt invites pastors, church leaders, and members to be part of an IMB-hosted live stream event Oct. 27, 3 p.m. EDT, to discuss the organization’s present challenges and future vision. The hour-long online video forum will provide a way to dialogue as participants ask […]
Two Baptist seminaries are among numerous organizations offering housing options for International Mission Board missionaries returning stateside as part of the IMB budget restructuring. At New Orleans Seminary, ten campus housing units will be made available rent-free. In addition, a campus-wide special IMB offering is being set for Nov. 3 during the annual Global Missions […]
DULUTH — The Georgia Baptist Convention is the first state convention to offer a helping hand to International Mission Board missionaries and staff who will accept the agency’s voluntary retirement package. IMB President David Platt announced on Aug. 27 that the agency will reduce its missionaries and staff by 600-800 people over the next six months. […]
IMB President David Platt addresses the staff and global personnel in a “town hall” meeting to discuss initial steps the IMB must take to get to a sustainable, healthy place. Photo by IMB Staff EDITOR’S NOTE: For additional information related to this story, see FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) released by the International Mission Board, which […]
RICHMOND — The International Mission Board will reduce staff by 600-800 positions in coming months in a bid to reduce overhead and allow more resources to flow to the mission field. President David Platt made the announcement in a Town Hall meeting this morning with missionaries and staff at the agency’s Richmond headquarters. In a […]
While many Southern Baptists may concede that extenuating circumstances may warrant the above mentioned policy changes for the IMB, they may not be prepared to grant the same doctrinal leniency to missions here at home.