Hawkins reminds messengers of founder's pledge

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins, in his report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention, cited GuideStone founder William Lunsford and his first report to messengers. Read More

SBC seminary presidents report to messengers

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention were reminded of the importance of theological education through reports from the convention's six seminaries during the June 19-20 annual meeting in New Orleans. Read More

Ezell: bivocational pastors are SBC's 'Iron Men'

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Called the "Iron Men of the SBC," some 180 bivocational pastors and their wives from 17 states attended the third annual Bivocational Luncheon Wednesday, June 20, during the SBC annual meeting in New Orleans. The luncheon was sponsored by the North American Mission Board. Read More

WMU notes benefits of RA, Challenger role

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Missions education and involvement for boys, a new tagline and social media were the focus of Woman's Missionary Union's report to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Read More

Resolutions address sinner's prayer, gay marriage

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention approved resolutions Wednesday reaffirming their convictions regarding the means of salvation and the inerrancy of Scripture while indicating their intention to continue cooperating in the Great Commission despite some theological differences. Read More

Uth urges messengers to 'see those around you'

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- David Uth called Southern Baptists to a fresh understanding of the depth of the love of Jesus Christ, urging them to "love loud and love much because of all that He has forgiven." Read More

Unofficial New Orleans total: 7,868 messengers

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Attendance at the 2012 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 19-20 tallied 7,868 messengers from the nation's 45,000 Southern Baptist churches. Official numbers will not be released until later in June. In 2001, the last time Southern Baptists gathered in New Orleans, 9,584 messengers were in attendance. Read More


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