In an American culture in which significant relationships are hard to form, most churchgoers have had at least some success at making friends at church,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. “But the majority aren’t as confident as they could be about the significance of those relationships.”
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — During the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, the North American Mission Board will emphasize how every aspect of its work involves sending the hope of the Gospel throughout North America. During the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, the North American Mission Board will emphasize how every aspect of […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Every church has a role to play in reaching every nation with the Gospel, the International Mission Board urges. And during the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, the IMB will host an opportunity for Southern Baptists to help take the Gospel to unreached people. Bando Koro African Drum and Dance […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Women attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Birmingham are invited to a trio of events, including a SBC Women’s Session, a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, and a women’s expo at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). Lauren Chandler will be the keynote speaker during the Southern Baptist Convention Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, […]
Sandra Wisdom-Martin, left, Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) executive director and treasurer, and Linda Cooper, right, president of WMU, give the WMU report during at the 2018 SBC annual meeting in Dallas. – BP file photo by Van Payne BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — The stage is set in Birmingham, Ala. — the home of Woman’s Missionary […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Attendees of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’Conference won’t just hear about the conference’s “Kingdom character” theme. They’ll learn how it’s personally lived out as well. As conference preachers examine the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, each speaker will focus on a Scripture exemplified in his own life, said Pastors’ Conference President […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — The 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting will convene at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, June 11, at 8 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 12, at 6:15 p.m.A full schedule follows. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 11 8:00 — Worship — Branden Williams, Convention music director; worship pastor, The […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Keeping the focus on the “Gospel Above All” theme is Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear’s main goal going into SBC’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., June 11-12. Submitted photo But following a year of transition among five SBC entities searching for new leadership and the convention responding to reports of […]
A “50 Reasons” promotional campaign launched on April 22 will unveil unique reasons to attend the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Birmingham.
“Stay in the story.” That’s the advice retiring missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken offer the next generation. For the past several years, the Nik and Ruth Ripken have focused on sharing in small groups, churches and conferences the insights they gained as they talked with persecuted believers across the globe.