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    'Caring Well Challenge' on abuse to launch Sunday

    August 21, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE – The "Caring Well Challenge" to help Southern Baptists address sexual abuse will launch this Sunday, Aug. 25, in about 750 churches.

    Church consultantcoach Will Mancini leads a strategic revisioning session for the Colorado Baptist General Convention. Submitted photo

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    Sweeping changes ahead for 8 state conventions

    August 21, 2019

    Baptist News

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Eight state Baptist conventions – at their own initiative – are moving toward sweeping changes.

    The conventions' goal: adding value to their churches.

    Colorado Baptists – the first to launch a broad revisioning – are now in the...

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    Art Toalston to retire from Baptist Press

    August 19, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Art Toalston has announced after more than 27 years of service, he will retire from the Southern Baptist Convention's official news service, Baptist Press, effective Sept. 30.

    Toalston, senior editor of Baptist press, notified...

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    Eugene Smith Sr. personified what it means to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, Southeastern Seminary Danny Akin said after Mr. Eugene died Aug. 11 at age 92.

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    'Mr. Eugene': 'one of God's great gifts' to SEBTS

    August 19, 2019

    Baptist News

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Eugene Smith Sr., affectionately known as "Mr. Eugene" around Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 11 at the age of 92. He had been a beloved facilities employee for nearly 40 years.

    "Mr. Eugene, as we called...

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    'Caring Well' conference on sex abuse passes 1,300 registrants

    August 15, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 1,300 people have registered for a Southern Baptist-sponsored, national conference on sexual abuse in churches.

    The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) – in partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention's...

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    'Bible tax' reprieve welcomed by Southern Baptist leaders

    August 15, 2019

    Baptist News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptist leaders welcomed indications from the U.S. Trade Ambassador on Tuesday, Aug. 13, that a so-called "Bible tax" will be avoided.

    Bibles and religious literature currently are no longer subject to the upcoming 10...

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    Students in Fruitland Baptist Church's Youth on Mission group write Scripture passages on lunch sacks for disaster relief workers to distribute to hurricane victims. Photo by Pam Henderson/WMU

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    Youth on Mission group seeks practical ministry impact

    August 13, 2019

    Baptist News

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – How important is an engaging missions education experience for youth? According to Candi Mains and her sister, Linda Bradley, it makes a tremendous difference in young people's missions interest and involvement – both today...

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    MacDonald named IMB VP of marketing, communication

    August 12, 2019

    Baptist News

    RICHMOND, Va.– International Mission Board trustees voted to elect Mark MacDonald as the mission organization's vice president of marketing and communication during a virtual meeting Monday, Aug. 12.

    MacDonald currently serves as strategic...

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    Gateway offers D.Min. for overseas students

    August 8, 2019

    Baptist News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Gateway Seminary is offering a doctor of ministry degree completely by distance learning for overseas students. The Western Association of Senior College and University Commission approved the program Aug. 5. The American...

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    SWBTS launches Center for Church Revitalization

    August 7, 2019

    Baptist News

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is establishing a Center for Church Revitalization, President Adam W. Greenway has announced. Kenneth Priest will serve as the center's interim director.

    "Ever since our founding by...

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