IMB Sending Celebration

On Sept. 25, the International Mission Board will celebrate the commissioning of 24 new international missionaries.

RICHMOND, Va. (BNM) - The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will stream its Sept. 25 Sending Celebration live online, a news release from the organization said.

During the event “24 international missionary candidates will be presented to the IMB board of trustees for appointment,” the release said. SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd will preach during the event.

In a video published to Facebook on Sept. 16, IMB President Paul Chitwood emphasized the importance of international mission work. “As Southern Baptists work together through the cooperative missions, we see the Gospel extended to the very ends of the earth,” he said. “And, at this Sending Celebration, we’ll be able to pray for those who are taking that Gospel out.”

The Sending Celebration takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. EDT at the IMB’s Richmond, Virginia, headquarters. The free livestream will be available at and

Daniel Porter is a staff writer with the Baptist New Mexican news journal and, news and information outlets for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

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