JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board set a budget goal, released its reorganization plan and discussed its headquarters building at its April 10 session. Meeting at the Baptist Building in Jefferson City, board members approved a $14.6 million Cooperative Program budget for 2013. In addition, the agreement calls for increasing the amount of money the MBC sends to the Southern Baptist Convention by 0.25 percent.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $5,628,995.10, or 5.19 percent above the year-to-date budgeted goal, and are 0.22 percent behind contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page.
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – For the first time, messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting this year can stay up to date with an SBC Annual Meeting smartphone app, which will include more than a dozen features, including maps, alerts, the Book of Reports and the Daily Bulletin.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) – The LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center is being offered for $1 to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, according to both LifeWay and state convention leaders.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – WMU has introduced an updated trademark and a new tagline as key elements for the missions organization's branding.