Month: September 2021

EC, Task Force explore Michigan Model as possible solution in third-party investigation

EC, Task Force explore Michigan Model as possible solution in third-party investigation

NASHVILLE (BP) – Conversations among the officers of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are focused on attorney-client privilege as they work to reach an agreement with the Sexual Abuse Task Force mandated by messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting and appointed by SBC President Ed Litton. Central to the conversation is a model…

Bible Study: God cares for us despite our sin

Bible Study: God cares for us despite our sin

NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. This week’s Bible study is adapted from The Gospel Project curriculum. Bible Passage:…

IMB trustees appoint 36 missionaries, celebrate best financial year in history

IMB trustees appoint 36 missionaries, celebrate best financial year in history

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 36 full-time, fully funded personnel to take the Gospel to unreached people and places during their Sept. 29-30 meeting near Richmond. The meeting included the approval of a balanced budget for 2021-22 and orientation for 21 new trustees. Chuck Pourciau, trustee chairman and…

Mississippi church provides cryptocurrency as new giving option

Mississippi church provides cryptocurrency as new giving option

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (BP) – Adam Bennett believes in what is tried and true – namely, the Gospel he preaches each week at Back Bay Church. However, the self-described tech nerd also believes in looking for new ways to advance that message. Last Sunday (Sept. 26), Back Bay became the first known Southern Baptist church…

For the Church returns to MBTS campus with theme of ‘Until Every Church Healthy’

For the Church returns to MBTS campus with theme of ‘Until Every Church Healthy’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – With a focus on establishing and maintaining healthy local churches, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted its seventh annual For the Church National Conference in Kansas City Sept. 27-28. The event returned to the Daniel Lee Chapel on the campus of Midwestern Seminary, one year after the 2020 conference was held…

Serve with boldness is theme of IMB’s Sending Celebration for new missionaries

Serve with boldness is theme of IMB’s Sending Celebration for new missionaries

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Grayson Marshall’s passion for the nations ignited after a mission trip to Nicaragua. But during his first trip to Japan, “I felt the lostness and brokenness of a people who needed a Savior and felt drawn to go back,” he says. Grayson and Abby Marshall are headed to Japan in January….

Church builds shelter for orphans in Congo

The United Methodist Church recently built an orphanage in Kindu in the East Congo Conference to provide shelter for orphans formerly housed in foster homes.

Native American museum makes belated debut

The First Americans Museum is open to the public after a protracted birthing process. United Methodist Native Americans involved with the new Oklahoma City museum say it is worth the wait.

FBC Montgomery attacked by arsonist; damage extensive but not ‘catastrophic,’ pastor says

FBC Montgomery attacked by arsonist; damage extensive but not ‘catastrophic,’ pastor says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) — An arsonist attacked First Baptist Church in the early morning hours Thursday (Sept. 30), causing extensive damage throughout the campus. Fires were set in several areas of the church building, according to a Facebook post by pastor Mark Bethea, including the sanctuary and the church’s historic Stakely sanctuary. “First responders arrived…

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians have extended their financial support to restore the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, a location believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The church, which was completed around the year 565, has not had an extensive renovation since 1480 and was at risk of collapsing. At one point, the ancient building…