Southern Baptists have been given a tremendous opportunity to help literally fulfill the Great Commission in their lifetime, but it will take a "radical reprioritization" of priorities to make it happen, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention told trustees of the SBC Executive Committee Sept. 21.
Bryant Wright was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June, and recently he provided comments to Baptist Press regarding his new role and various elements of his ministry as pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.
The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee unanimously declined Sept. 21 to recommend that Baptist Press be made a separate entity, and instead affirmed a 1982 study on the matter that reached the same conclusion.
Nevada Southern Baptists will vote this month on a proposal to merge their state convention and four associations into one entity and increase their Cooperative Program missions giving by two-thirds over the next five years.
Not so long ago, Mormon missionaries were prohibited from using the Internet, even to contact their families. The system then loosened to allow weekly emails home and occasional viewing of church materials.
When Chrysler Corporation was struggling with long-term viability in the 1980s its Board brought in a shrewd leader whose legacy eventually established himself as a "turnaround" king - someone who takes on a challenge bigger than himself and restores respect to a tarnished product.
Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee chairman Fred Evers announced his appointments to the Committee on Committees and the State Missions Budget Committee at the group's meeting held Sept. 14 at the Missions and Ministry Center. Those committees consist of the following members:
A wide variety of careers were represented among 51 newly-appointed International Mission Board missionaries during the group's commissioning service held Sept. 15 at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla.
A majority of Americans - including those who do not practice a particular faith - think students should be able to express their religion in public schools, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center.
People often say that love is the solution to all our societal problems. They could learn a thing or two from Leo Tolstoy, who could write and say such wonderful things about love but was unable to love even his own wife.