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IMB trustees approve 26 missionaries, Oklahoman elected as IMB trustee officer
May28

IMB trustees approve 26 missionaries, Oklahoman elected as IMB trustee officer

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 26 new missionaries to take the Gospel to the nations during their May 22-23 meeting near Richmond, Va. Trustees also considered pivotal changes in ministry advancement and prayer strategies; welcomed a report from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam Greenway; heard recommendations related to IMB’s handling of past...

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IMB pledges to ‘be a leader’ in abuse prevention
May23

IMB pledges to ‘be a leader’ in abuse prevention

RICHMOND, Va.(BP) — International Mission Board trustees heard recommendations Wednesday (May 22) from the firm conducting an external examination of IMB’s handling of past allegations of abuse and sexual harassment and IMB’s present policies and practices. IMB President Paul Chitwood responded immediately with an apology to victims and a pledge for the future. Kathryn Nash, leader of the examination task force from...

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IMB website to better serve Southern Baptists
Mar22

IMB website to better serve Southern Baptists

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—The International Mission Board’s website—IMB.org—has launched a new home page and renovation of other online pages to make it easier for Southern Baptists to partner with the IMB in global mission praying, giving, going and sending. “Our very task as Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board depends on a cooperative effort to strategically pray, give, go and send on mission,” IMB President Paul Chitwood said...

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Southern Baptists ‘send our best’: 66 IMB missionaries go to the nations, 11 from Okla.
Oct11

Southern Baptists ‘send our best’: 66 IMB missionaries go to the nations, 11 from Okla.

  RICHMOND, Va.—Southern Baptists celebrated the sending of 66 new International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries on Wed., Sept. 26, at Richmond, Va., Grove Avenue—with each new missionary sharing firsthand how God has woven throughout their lives a desire to take His Gospel to people who have never heard it. Of the 66 new missionaries, 11 have ties to Oklahoma, either by upbringing or education. Many of the 11 are serving in...

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LMCO: Boise City, First impacts international missions
Dec08

LMCO: Boise City, First impacts international missions

BOISE CITY—As 15 million Southern Baptists in 40,000 churches focus on a season of giving for international missions, every church—including the smallest among the collective group, Boise City, First— make an eternal difference in the gospel resounding to the ends of the earth. In Oklahoma, 90 percent of the Southern Baptist churches have fewer than 100 people attend on an average Sunday. Boise City, First stretches to about 120 on a...

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