NEW ORLEANS (BP) – The recommendation of “Great Commission Baptists” as a descriptive name and the prospective election of the first-ever African-American president are on the horizon for the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) June 19–20 meeting in New Orleans.
Messengers will decide whether to adopt the informal, nonlegal “Great Commission Baptists” descriptor as recommended by the SBC Executive Committee, embracing the suggestion of a special task force appointed to study changing the SBC’s name, deemed by some a regional barrier to the gospel.
WHEN THE PASTOR of North Main Baptist Church, Sheridan, resigned early last year, church members decided to approach the task of finding a new pastor a little differently.
Instead of immediately beginning to search for a permanent pastor, the church started an intentional interim ministry (IIM) process, enlisting Bill Bullington, a former Arkansas Baptist State Convention team member, as their intentional interim pastor.
LITTLE ROCK – Lynn Loyd, campus minister of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF), has been named missions consultant for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) collegiate ministry team effective July 1.
Cole Penick, assistant campus minister, will serve as interim for the Fayetteville BCM.
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