The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting and its associated activities met in Nashville, Tennessee, June 13-16. The Annual Meeting, itself, is a two-day meeting during which messengers from participating Southern Baptist churches conduct SBC business, hear reports from SBC entity …

When the SBC meets for its Annual Meeting, many other meetings happen before it, during its breaks. Some of those meetings happen in the same convention center as the Annual Meeting. Others occur in hotels and churches nearby. Many such meetings accompanied the 2021 Annual Meeting in Nashvil…

Every year, New Mexicans attend and participate in the SBC Annual Meeting. This year, at least 45 New Mexicans attended the Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. They participated at Annual Meeting microphones, the National WMU Missions Celebration, Seminary and other luncheons, the Send C…

Resolutions Committee Chairman James Merritt (at podium) addresses messengers during the committee’s report June 15. SN4616

Wesley and Emily Smyth* are raising their four children to understand that the Christian life is supposed to be active, self-giving, and about glorifying God and serving others. “The children have an idea of purpose,” Emily said. “We’re not saved to just absorb, be fed, and have programs tha…

Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from United States churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active roles in both the Summer and Winter Olympics ministry strategies of IMB missionaries and …

NASHVILLE (BP) – From the moment the gavel, it was clear that the messengers to the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville were ready to make changes and challenge traditions in the name of advancing the Gospel.

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NASHVILLE (BP) – Matt Henslee, pastor of Mayhill Baptist Church, Mayhill, was elected president of the 2022 SBC Pastors' Conference over four other nominees. Also elected to join him next year will be Vice President Cam Triggs, pastor of Grace Alive Church, Orlando, Florida, and Treasurer Sa…

Editor's Note: At the beginning of June, Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, challenged Southern Baptists to work together to accomplish the Great Commission. The rest of this article shares three important steps to "moving forward togeth…

Editor’s Note: The International Mission Board recently initiated Church Connections to facilitate connections between IMB missionaries and churches who do not have direct contact with a missionary. Church Connections efforts began in 2020 with a pilot involving 10% of IMB’s missionaries. Ap…

NASHVILLE (BP) – When friends and colleagues describe Connie Dixon, one observation that repeatedly pops up is her deep love for missions. As the newly elected president of the national Woman’s Missionary Union, Dixon can draw on her years of missions commitment and service to help lead WMU’…

NASHVILLE (BP) – Russell Moore is leaving the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, ending an occasionally controversial eight-year tenure, to take a role with Christianity Today.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) — Unity Bible Baptist Church takes food, the Gospel and other necessities to residents of the Loop. The Loop is the blighted urban community the church calls home.

ZAGREB, Croatia (IMB) - After living in Croatia for more than 22 years, missionary Eric Maroney understands why some people describe life and ministry as difficult in his area of Europe. He has witnessed people’s reluctance the truth of the Gospel and has endured skepticism toward evangelica…

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Nathan Lorick, SBTC executive director-elect, knows the challenges of sharing Christ in areas of the country lacking a wealth of Southern Baptist churches. He returned to the SBTC after serving more than three years as executive director of the Colorado State Baptist…

Knowing the IMB is a new interactive tool produced by the International Mission Board. The tool enables Southern Baptists to discover what is unique about the IMB and what churches can accomplish together in less than an hour.

Panama (BP) - La Unión Femenil Bautista Misionera Helen Stuart donated $1,180.88 to the 2020 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The group is a part of the Baptist Convention of Panama’s Woman’s Missionary Union and has faithfully donated to the International Mission Board for many years.

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) – In a statement, the Southern Baptist Convention announced that it is time to take “historic steps” to reach, baptize, disciple, and mobilize teenagers. Working alongside national Baptist leaders, it has created a document to help guide local churches and youth pastors. 

NASHVILLE (BP) - The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting and its affiliated meetings will meet at Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee Sunday, June 13, through Wednesday, June 16. The Send Conference on Sunday and Monday is planned and presented jointly by the International Mi…