The Southern Baptist Convention will not lose any agencies in a new era envisioned by the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, but tweaking of the denomination will result in substantial changes nonetheless.
With recent signs of economic recovery, many employers plan to resume matching retirement contributions in 2010. A recent survey by a human resources consulting firm found that 80 percent of for-profit employers intend to restore their matches to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
A reported 40,127 Haitians have made professions of faith in Jesus Christ since a major earthquake hit the impoverished nation in January, according to pastors and directors of missions within the Confraternite Missionaire Baptiste d'Haiti (CMBH).
This year Georgia Baptist Convention Evangelism Ministries scheduled four regional evangelism conferences. Steve Parr, vice president for Sunday School and Evangelism, initiated the multi-site conferences as an every-other-year experiment in 2008 and the first two have proven to be very effective.
A decision to include two West Bank shrines in a list of Jewish heritage sites slated for preservation has been praised by religious and right-wing Jews and scorned by Palestinians and their supporters.
Members of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force told reporters after their presentation that their proposed dissolving of cooperative agreements between the North American Mission Board and state conventions will make the respective sides stronger and more equipped to reach the nation with the Gospel.
Two weeks after their eight team members were released and allowed to return to the United States, two female Baptist volunteers remained in a Haiti jail March 5, optimistic they'll be freed soon but still awaiting the final word from the judge overseeing the case.
Southern Baptists have released $50,000 for immediate relief needs in Chile, where the death toll has climbed past 700 in an earthquake disaster described by the country's president as "without parallel in Chile's history."
Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientist and intellectuals of all time, addressed the very essence of life and cooperation.