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Floyd issues Vision 2025 call to reach every person with the gospel

Jonathan Howe and Amy Whitfield, Baptist Press
February 18 2020

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) President Ronnie Floyd announced a new five-year initiative in conjunction with multiple entities to reach every person with the gospel in every town, every city, every state and every nation... read more

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Greear urges unity, not uniformity

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
February 18 2020

In his plenary address during the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) meeting Feb. 17, SBC President J.D. Greear called EC members to unity in order to continue to focus on "Gospel Above All," his choice of theme for the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting in June – just as it was for the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting... read more

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First Baptist Orlando to pay all Pastors' Conference costs

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 18 2020

First Baptist Church of Orlando, Fla., has paid the full cost of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors' Conference, leaders said Feb. 17 in response to disagreement about speakers and performers slated for the June 7-8 event... read more

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Black, white Nashville churches remember shared history

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 18 2020

Nashville First Baptist Church was willed an enslaved 16-year-old Nelson G. Merry in 1840, and by 1853 had baptized, discipled, freed and ordained him to pastor the First Colored Baptist Mission, a First Baptist church plant... read more

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'Grassroots' network launched to address concerns about direction of SBC

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 17 2020

A group described as "grassroots" Southern Baptists announced the formation of the Conservative Baptist Network Feb. 14. Group spokesperson Brad Jurkovich, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bossier City, La... read more