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SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process
Jun04

SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2 percent to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019. The decline of 287,655 members is the largest single-year drop in more than 100 years. While the statistical decline is concerning for the largest Protestant denomination in America, Ronnie Floyd, the SBC...

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Southern Baptist leaders issue joint statement on the death of George Floyd
May30

Southern Baptist leaders issue joint statement on the death of George Floyd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Southern Baptist leaders have published a statement grieving the recent death of George Floyd and calling for the end of “racial inequity in the distribution of justice in our country.” The statement, co-authored by SBC president J.D. Greear and New Orleans Seminary president Jamie Dew was unanimously signed by all SBC officers, entity heads and state convention executive directors. Statement on the...

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175 years of going & sending: International Mission Board celebrates ministry milestone
May28

175 years of going & sending: International Mission Board celebrates ministry milestone

When 327 delegates met at First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., on May 8, 1845, they did more than start a new convention of Baptist churches in the South. They began a missionary movement that would in time start new Gospel-proclaiming churches throughout North America and the world. On Friday, May 8, Southern Baptists celebrate the 175th anniversary of the founding of what became the International Mission Board (IMB) and the North...

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SBC Executive Committee to host SBC Advance June 2
May19

SBC Executive Committee to host SBC Advance June 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—While the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting has been canceled for the first time since 1945, Southern Baptists will still be provided with an opportunity to hear from the entities of the Southern Baptist Convention through an online event June 2 hosted by the SBC Executive Committee. SBC Advance, a two-hour online event, is not designed to be a substitute for the annual meeting, but will...

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TRUSTEES: IMB approves 59 missionaries, addresses budget concerns
May18

TRUSTEES: IMB approves 59 missionaries, addresses budget concerns

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—During a virtual meeting May 13-14, trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) approved the appointment of 59 new missionaries and received an update on the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has contributed directly to a shortfall of about $4 million in the IMB’s budget and necessitated spending cuts and a hiring freeze. Trustees also elected Christy Roberson as vice president of human...

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