News – 2018 SBC Annual Meeting
Women’s roles in the workplace was the subject of the panel “Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity,” June 12 in Dallas in conjunction with the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting.
Rainer maintained that “ministry is harder now than it used to be.” In the past, he said, churches could grow by drawing in nominal Christians as there was still a cultural benefit to church attendance. “That is no longer the case,” he said.
“Associational Mission Strategist” (AMS) is the new recommended title for Southern Baptist mission leaders formerly called directors of missions or DOMs.
A breakout session called ‘Undivided’ on racial reconciliation was held during the SBC annual meeting.
LifeWay Christian Resources has begun giving away Bibles to help churches share the Word of God, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas.
Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention’s six seminaries reported on their 2017-2018 academic year to messengers June 13 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU, said one of the ways WMU lives out the Great Commission is by calling Baptists to generosity and supporting missions.
Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“In the last 18 years, though our national ministry receipts have improved by just over $17 million, our state ministry support has shrunk by over $41 million,” SBC Executive Committee Interim President D. August Boto told messengers.
Hispanic Baptist leader Fermín Whittaker was honored with a plaque for his service to Southern Baptists. “Today there is much joy in my heart seeing the Hispanic people answer the call tonight and coming together in prayer,” said Whittaker, retired executive director of the California Southern Baptist Convention.