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SBC Executive Committee adopts CP budget cut by 5% during COVID

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
September 23 2020

Decreased giving during the COVID-19 pandemic led the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) to adopt a Cooperative Program (CP) allocation budget Sept. 22 that is 5% less than the committee projected last February... read more

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Jeff Pearson named SBC Executive Committee chief financial officer

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
September 23 2020

Southern Baptist layman and financial expert Jeff Pearson will be the next chief financial officer of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC), replacing William “Bill” Townes who is retiring... read more

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11-year-old’s challenge to give $32 to IMB raises $13,000 and counting

Grace Thornton, TEXAN
September 23 2020

Abby Cavanaugh* grew up hearing the story of how Jesus multiplied a little boy’s lunch to feed a whole crowd. But on Sept. 15, she got a whole new look at how He can take small gifts and make them grow... read more

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Gateway Seminary professor and missionary Lisa Hoff dies

Tyler Sanders, Gateway Seminary
September 23 2020

Lisa Hoff, professor and former missionary, died Sept. 21 after a sudden illness. Hoff served Gateway Seminary most recently as the director of Kim School of Global Missions and as associate professor of intercultural studies... read more

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Court vacancy puts spotlight on abortion again

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
September 22 2020

A sudden vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has thrust abortion even further into the spotlight for a deeply divided country facing a divisive election. Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer for government authorities even as another forecast an “epic battle” for the high court and the White House... read more