|June 13, 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications|
|Pastors must lead their local congregations to be more evangelistic by personally modeling evangelism and discipleship in their own lives. That was a common theme among Southern Baptist Convention ... READ MORE|
|June 13, 2017 by SBC writing team|
Encouraging and edifying pastors via the preaching of expository messages from the book of Philippians, the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference kicked off ... READ MORE
|June 13, 2017 by Josie Bingham, NAMB|
It started Friday, June 9 – the rumblings of an awakening. More than 700 voices worshiped at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., kicking off the weekend’s Crossover Arizona ... READ MORE
|June 13, 2017 by David Roach & Art Toalston, Baptist Press|
The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee heard a report June 12 that “escrowing, withholding [and] reducing” gifts through the Cooperative Program (CP) is “not as widespread” ... READ MORE
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Your Biblical Recorder staff has been covering the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Phoenix this week. About 5,000 messengers enjoyed great fellowship, heard encouraging reports about the ministry of Baptists around the world and took action on important business matters of the convention.
H.B. Charles Jr, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., was elected as the first black president of the Pastor’s Conference. As we previously reported, the conference featured preaching from pastors of average-sized churches. They preached through the letter of Philippians. Read more about the conference here.
The main focus of this annual meeting was prayer and reaching the lost. President Gaines used his presidential address to preach about the essential place of prayer in every believer's life. Messengers were called to prayer regularly throughout the meeting.