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RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Creating more opportunities for Southern Baptists to be Jesus' heart, hands and voice to a lost and dying world -- that's the idea behind two new IMB initiatives.
IMB trustees, meeting Sept. 11-12 at LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center, affirmed a new missions service opportunity dubbed the "Ready Reserve" as well as a new "school of prayer for all nations."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter Jr. discussed his goals with more than 100 Kansas City-area pastors and denominational workers after delivering a chapel message at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 11.
Luter said he plans to be an advocate for spiritual revival, essential to the SBC's success, in comments at a luncheon co-hosted by Midwestern and the Blue River-Kansas City, the Clay Platte and the Kansas City Kansas Baptist associations, attended by area pastors and various staff members.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources has returned to the printer for a fourth time to keep up with demands for The Gospel Project, as churches across the Southern Baptist Convention and other denominations dig into the inaugural quarter of LifeWay's newest curriculum.
The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered, three-year curriculum looking at the grand narrative of Scripture and how the Gospel transforms lives. The curriculum line is theologically robust, intended to help believers encounter the truth of Scripture through a theological lens, and mission-driven to nudge believers to action, explained Ed Stetzer, general editor of The Gospel Project.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Florida Baptists are assessing their future budgeting after being warned by auditors that their convention could face liquidity challenges as it moves toward a 50/50 split of Cooperative Program receipts.
"Without increased revenue or decreased expenditures, in the very near future, you will face liquidity challenges," auditor Mike Lee told the Florida State Board of Missions in May.