Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright wants to see Southern Baptists return to their first love, radically reprioritize their lives, funding, and ministries to fulfill the Great Commission, and directly participate in overseas mission work.
Under the banner of "Greater Things," speakers during the June 14 afternoon and evening sessions of the 2010 Pastors' Conference - held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. - focused on the Great Commission and the launch of a national campaign to help pastors adopt children.
Messengers adopted a resolution calling for reaffirmation of the centrality of the Gospel of Jesus and endorsed other resolutions addressing the implications of the Good News at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 15-16.
Southern Baptist summer missionary Palmer Maphet, 20, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., was killed and three other Tennessee students and their supervisor were injured June 16 when their car was struck by another vehicle near Portland, Maine.
Pastor Ronnie Floyd of First Baptist Church here announced to members June 27 that monies previously earmarked for national and international television broadcasts will soon be used to increase the church's giving to the Cooperative Program.
After months of debate, Southern Baptist Convention messengers meeting June 15-16 easily adopted an amended version of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report and also elected a new president, Bryant Wright.
Southern Baptist evangelism professor Roy Fish and legendary revivalist Mordecai Ham were inducted into the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists' Hall of Faith June 12 during the organization's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.