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As Meador retires, IMB leaders applaud his faithful service
Jun15

As Meador retires, IMB leaders applaud his faithful service

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Clyde Meador, who serves as executive advisor to the president at the International Mission Board (IMB), is retiring—or, more accurately, re-retiring—on Friday, June 12, after more than 45 years of service to Southern Baptists. Meador and his wife, Elaine, began their missionary service with the Southern Baptist Convention entity in Indonesia in 1974. He served through the years as a missionary and mission field...

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IMB postpones volunteer trips through June 30, personnel ‘shelter in place’
Mar25

IMB postpones volunteer trips through June 30, personnel ‘shelter in place’

RICHMOND, Va.—International Mission Board senior leaders have directed IMB missionary personnel around the world to postpone hosting any ministry volunteer groups through June 30, leaders announced Wednesday, March 25. Consideration of missionaries hosting volunteer teams beyond June 30 will be reviewed on May 1, leaders reported. “We’re instructing our personnel to postpone all volunteer efforts at this time due to the uncertainty of...

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‘Every nation’ underscored as IMB’s mission vision
Jun24

‘Every nation’ underscored as IMB’s mission vision

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Songs of worship in Swahili, a new missionary testimony in American Sign Language and Gospel presentations by missionaries in Mandarin, Hausa, Russian and Fon representing a biblical view of the church worshipping God for eternity. These were among the highlights of an International Mission Board dinner prior to the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. “The IMB exists to partner with churches to...

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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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