June 7 designated Southern Baptist Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Ann Lovell, IMB
May 27 2020

On average, eight Christians died for their faith every day in 2019. That equals more than 2,920 people killed for the cause of Christ last year, according to the 2020 annual report from Open Doors' World Watch List... read more


IMB’s first virtual Sending Celebration scheduled for June 9

IMB Staff
May 22 2020

Since 1845, nearly 25,000 Southern Baptist missionaries have shared the gospel, made disciples, planted churches and settled their families in 185 countries around the world. Sending Celebrations are a time to commission new missionaries who are furthering the vision of reaching all peoples with the gospel of Jesus Christ... read more


11-year-old issues 'Challenge 32' to support missions

Sue Sprenkle, The TEXAN
May 21 2020

It didn't seem like much – $32.20 – but it was all this 11-year-old had. The small stash represented six months of household chores and errands, not to mention the self-discipline needed to save instead of spending it on treats... read more


IMB approves 59 missionaries, addresses budget concerns

Baptist Press Staff
May 18 2020

During a virtual meeting May 13-14, trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) approved the appointment of 59 new missionaries and received an update on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has contributed directly to a shortfall of about $4 million in the IMB's budget and necessitated spending cuts and a hiring freeze... read more


Missionaries strive to advance gospel as IMB adapts to financial challenges

Ben Hawkins, Missouri Pathway
May 15 2020

Like their fellow Southern Baptists in the United States, International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries are adjusting to government lockdowns and other difficulties caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic... read more