This year's annual convention meeting might turn out to be a referendum on what Southern Baptists view as most important - sharing their faith to penetrate lostness in North America, specifically in Florida - or coming to swell the convention hall for a vote and then return home.
Two years after sliding off a hot roof in Knoxville, Tenn. - severely breaking his left ankle - World Changers adult volunteer Ted Smith is at it again, leading Ohio high school and college students on an upcoming World Changers project in Cherokee, N.C. He wouldn't have it any other way.
Frank Page, vice president of evangelization for the North American Mission Board, will be nominated as the next president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the chairman of that group has announced.
The son of a prominent leader in the Hamas terrorist organization - who in 2008 publicly declared his faith in Jesus Christ - says in a new book that he provided top-secret intelligence to Israel for more than a decade, preventing dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks against Israelis.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams - including those from Georgia - traveled to Nashville in the wake of flooding referred to by a Tennessee congressional delegation as "a 1,000-year rainfall event."
Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, announced appointments to the SBC Committee on Committees in accordance with SBC Bylaw 19 which requires that their names be released to Baptist Press no later than 45 days prior to the annual meeting.
Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards - International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources - the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries, and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2010 SBC Committee on Nominations.
The church where the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention held its first official gathering in 1994 will be the site of the Sunday evening worship service that begins NAAF's 2010 annual meeting.
The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship, now recognized as an official ethnic and language ministry of the North American Mission Board, will gather in Orlando, Fla., to discuss plans for church planting among Jewish populations in the United States.
The schismatic bishop who deeply angered Jews and embarrassed the Vatican by publicly denying the Holocaust was ordered to pay a $13,500 fine for violating a German law that makes it a crime to deny the Holocaust.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published May 20, 2010
Due to the great interest, discussion and questions related to the GCR Task Force report and recommendations to the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando, I am going to take my column for these editions prior to the convention to speak to the report.