Imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson free at last

Pastor Andrew Brunson reportedly will fly to the United States Oct. 13, released after two years' incarceration on disputed charges that could have led to life imprisonment.

A fresh sweep of revival at Southwestern envisioned

Prayer and fasting for revival is preceding an Oct. 23-25 series of morning and evening meetings at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary led by Life Action Ministries and John Avant.

Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Thursday (Oct. 11) at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's fifth annual national conference.

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    Pipeline event: Recruiting about people, not tasks

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Monday, October 15, 2018 (an hour ago)

    Photo by Harrison Hughes
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Legacy is not what you do; it's who you develop." Todd Adkins, director of leadership development at LifeWay Christian Resources, used this phrase to summarize the 2018 Pipeline conference that drew around 600 ministry leaders to Nashville Oct. 10-12 to learn about leader recruitment and formation.

    "A recruiting culture uses a leadership pipeline to develop a person, not delegate a task," Adkins said, warning leaders that recruitment efforts are often driven more by perceived needs than spiritual gifts. Read More

  • Marriage 'sacred' in God's sight, ERLC audience told

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Even a troubled marriage is a profound picture pointing toward the Gospel of Jesus, pastor Ray Ortlund said on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2018 national conference.

    Ortlund, lead pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, and more than 15 other speakers addressed an audience of about 950 people gathered Thursday (Oct. 11) for "The Cross-shaped Family" at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The three-day event will end ... Read More

  • For churches, Michael 'like being hit by a bomb'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

    Submitted photo.
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP) -- Hurricane Michael damaged at least 50 Southern Baptist church buildings in Florida and Georgia, according to initial estimates, with some virtually destroyed.

    But that hasn't stopped the congregations from doing the work of ministry.

    "Some of the deacons are doing some reconnaissance for us, trying to find out some of the needs" in the community in order to initiate ministries, said Dwight Woods, pastor of Family of God Baptist Church in Panama City, Fla., despite ... Read More

  • Montana engages in its first Crossover outreach

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (2 days ago)

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    HELENA, Mont. (BP) -- Twenty-nine people from across Montana stayed an extra day after the 2018 annual meeting of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention to participate in the convention's first-ever Crossover evangelistic initiative.

    The 29 messengers from the annual meeting assisted four of Helena's Southern Baptist churches Oct. 6 by joining in door-to-door Gospel conversations, canvassing neighborhoods and distributing flyers about the churches. Read More