Send Relief begins assessment, response in Fiona’s wake

The entire island of Puerto Rico lost power over the weekend as Hurricane Fiona brought havoc on Sunday, Sept. 18. Send Relief pre-positioned its response ahead of the storm’s landfall and has begun assessing the need. “Fiona whipped across southwest Puerto Rico and knocked out the fragile electrical system,” said Coy Webb, Send Relief’s crisis […]

Southern Baptists recognize Global Hunger Sunday Aug. 28

The last few years have witnessed world-changing events that have disrupted supply chains and limited access to food for many people. Southern Baptists will, on Aug. 28, recognize Global Hunger Sunday to raise support for those in need. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen world events impact food supplies. First, it was the […]

Southern Baptists responding to ‘overwhelming’ Kentucky floods

As surveyors continue assessing the damage done by the historic flooding that deluged eastern Kentucky last week, Southern Baptists have begun planning their response. Dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from across the Southeast have started arriving, and Send Relief, the compassion ministry of Southern Baptists, has provided resources for meals and flood relief […]

Southern Baptist church plants increase for second consecutive year

Cliff McCray was playing football at the University of Central Florida in 2007 when one of his teammates tragically passed away. Through the tragedy, God led McCray to faith and kickstarted a journey that led to full-time ministry and church planting. “I got saved in a college ministry on UCF’s campus,” McCray said of his […]

New online course gives Christians social media road map

Words and information can be spread around the world in an instant. The adage that a lie travels faster than truth has never been more apparent. For Christians, this fact presents both an incredible opportunity and an important quandary. With the click of a button, the gospel can reach millions, but so can heresy, slander […]

Southern Baptists establish relief sites, begin serving storm survivors

Southern Baptists have set up six disaster relief sites across the South since a Dec. 10-11 storm front spawned multiple tornadoes throughout the region. With four sites in Kentucky, two in Arkansas, one in Missouri and local responses taking place in Tennessee, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts are underway to help survivors in the storm […]

Annie Offering tops $66 million for new record high

After a pandemic-influenced decline in 2020, Southern Baptists rallied to give $66.5 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2021, the highest amount ever given to the offering that supports missions in North America. North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell announced the total during the entity’s fall trustee meeting in Pittsburgh. “The hard […]

SC Baptist volunteers participating in response to massive Hurricane Ida

Sixteen years to the day after Katrina’s historic landfall, Hurricane Ida arrived in Port Fourchon, La., around noon on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams have started assessing damage and preparing their response. South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief units will be participating in the Hurricane Ida response. The initial […]

Bowden, Richt headline NAMB event with compassion, evangelism on display

Bobby Bowden, the legendary Florida State University football coach, made a surprise appearance at this year’s Send Luncheon hosted by the North American Mission Board. The unannounced visit came as Mark Richt, a longtime assistant to Bowden at Florida State, shared how his former boss led him to the Lord. “What would you say to […]

6-year-old inspires her church with Annie Armstrong Offering gift

Pastor Larry Robertson saw young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye and knelt down to say “hey” to her. She held up a little change holder, and he asked what she was giving to him. “She simply said, ‘Annie Armstrong,’” Robertson said. Maci, 6, was the first child in the church’s Mission […]