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SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

Baptist Press Staff
June 05 2020

For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2% to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019... read more

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Economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic slows Cooperative Program giving

Baptist Press Staff
June 05 2020

Gifts to the national Cooperative Program (CP) Allocation Budget for May 2020 were below budget by more than $1.5 million as the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to make an impact on churches financially... read more

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Podcast focused on racial reconciliation launches

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
June 05 2020

"The Reconciliation Conversation," a podcast aimed to "encourage love, expose hate, equip for reconciliation and emphasize unity, so that red and yellow and black and white can know our value together," debuted its first episode June 3... read more

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Conway pastor, Jayson Rowe, dies unexpectedly

Biblical Recorder Staff
June 04 2020

Friends and family are mourning the death of Jayson Rowe, pastor of Conway Baptist Church, who died unexpectedly on Monday, June 1. Rowe, 40, began leading the church in 2018. He was a student and former staff member at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS)... read more

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SBC churches engage communities amid protests

Liz Tablazon, BR Assistant Editor
June 04 2020

Walking alongside African American brothers and sisters who have been crying for justice for decades will require endurance, one pastor reflects. read more