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Vision 2025: A call to reach every person for Jesus Christ
By Ronnie Floyd, SBC EC president
February 25 2020
Vision 2025 is not simply a slogan or rallying cry. It's a path forward to help us reimagine a new future together of reaching the world for Jesus Christ – every person, every town, every city, every state, and every nation... read more
Baptist Global Response CEO announces retirement
By Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
February 25 2020
Baptist Global Response (BGR) CEO Jeff Palmer announced Feb. 20 he will be retiring from his current position in the coming months, prospectively timed for June 2020. With prior overseas service experience, Palmer said his desire is to return to a more hands-on approach to ministry... read more
Louisiana pastor with N.C. ties arrested after interstate shooting
By Biblical Recorder Staff
February 25 2020
Louisiana pastor Christopher “Checkerz” Williams was arrested Feb. 11 after allegedly firing a handgun at an 18-wheeler in a road-rage incident on Interstate 10 in St. James Parish. The truck driver told police that Williams, 47, fired a handgun at his vehicle after Williams caused a minor crash, according to local news reports... read more
Southeastern, Cedarville launch M.Div./MBA partnership
By Biblical Recorder Staff
February 21 2020
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) announced a new master of divinity (M.Div) and business administration (MBA) degree in partnership with Cedarville University Feb. 20.  The 97-hour program seeks to “equip students to excel in personal standards and discernment, steward their God-given talents and resources, lead with a servant’s heart and gain kingdom influence through serving others,” according to an SEBTS press release... read more
SBC EC grants Uth extension for Pastors' Conference response
By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 21 2020
Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference (SBCPC) president David Uth has been granted an extended time for fasting and prayer before responding to the SBC Executive Committee's (EC) stipulation that program adjustments be made before space is allocated at the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting venue... read more

A new vision for Southern Baptists

Ronnie Floyd, president-CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, has laid out a proposed vision for Southern Baptists over the next five years. It's bold. It's encouraging. And it's risky.

I applaud Dr. Floyd for his leadership at this time and pray that Southern Baptists in North Carolina and beyond will unify around his call to reach the nations with the gospel.

Read about Vision 2025 here.

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's Disciple Making Conference wrapped up yesterday. Stay tuned for news about the event!

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