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‘Just horrific’: Illinois, Kentucky Southern Baptists minister after weekend shootings

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
July 06 2022

Mass shootings don’t generally happen in affluent Highland Park, Il., where a gunman killed seven and wounded 30 others gathered for a 4th of July parade. “That’s the last place that you would normally, and I say normally, expect stuff like that to occur,” said Rick Dorsey, administrative counsel chairperson with the Chicago Metro Baptist Association... read more


2023 SBC Pastors’ Conference theme, officers announced

Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press
July 06 2022

The theme and the officers for the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference (PC) have been announced by conference president Daniel Dickard. The theme for the conference, scheduled for June 11-12 in New Orleans, La... read more


National CP giving reflects slowing economy

Jonathan Howe, Baptist Press
July 06 2022

Giving through the National Cooperative Program (CP) Allocation Budget is beginning to show increased outside economic pressure as consumer prices continue to rise. With inflation the highest it’s been in a generation, church and missions giving is seeing a downturn... read more


Chelsea Sobolik to join Lifeline Children’s Services

Lifeline Children’s Services Staff
July 06 2022

Lifeline Children’s Services, the largest evangelical adoption agency in the United States, has named Chelsea Patterson Sobolik as its new senior director of policy and advocacy. Sobolik has served as the director of public policy for the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 2018, where she advocated for issues of life and religious freedom... read more


Rayfield announces candidacy for N.C. Baptist president

Chad Austin, Special to the Biblical Recorder
July 05 2022

Casey Rayfield, a bivocational pastor from central North Carolina, announced his intention to be nominated as a candidate for Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) president in a post made to his social media accounts on June 30... read more


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