Stream SBC meeting on smart TVs, other devices with new ACTS2 app

For the first time, viewers may stream the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and Pastors Conference on smart TVs and other app-based platforms. The new app, provided through a partnership of the SBC Executive Committee and the Acts 2 Network, makes the programs more accessible for those not attending the 2022 events June 12-15 in […]

Disaster Relief experiences more than 2,100 salvations in 2021

More than 2,100 professions of faith came as a result of the ministry of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) in 2021, which is nearly a record number for professions of faith in a single year for the ministry. The full total of 2,133 professions of faith is just one of the positive statistics from SBDR. […]

SBC presidential candidates share competing visions in forum

In what is being called an “unprecedented gathering,” the three announced candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president spent just under two hours answering questions and interacting with one another in a candidate forum in May at First Baptist Church, Keller, Texas. Tom Ascol, Bart Barber and Robin Hadaway covered topics such as Critical Race Theory, […]

SBC leaders pray for gospel ministry if Roe falls

Southern Baptist leaders asked God Tuesday, May 3, to help Christians recognize that the overturning of Roe v. Wade, if it occurs this term, will be not only a reason to rejoice but to renew gospel-based ministry to those in need. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission hosted an online prayer gathering one […]

Crossover, Serve Tour provide opportunity for gospel impact in Anaheim

The North American Mission Board, in cooperation with California Baptists, will provide avenues for Southern Baptists to share the gospel in Anaheim, Calif., ahead of the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in June through a Crossover Serve Tour event. “Southern Baptists have an opportunity to do what we do best in Anaheim by serving […]

EC search team requests input from Southern Baptists

A survey to aid in developing a candidate profile has been released by the team charged with hiring the next president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee. “We have generated these questions to help better inform us on what Southern Baptist leaders, pastors, and churches are looking for in our next SBC Executive Committee […]

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 […]

The Rise of the Digital Church

Looking for new ways for their congregations to continue worshiping together during the pandemic, many pastors moved services online. In the process, they gave rise to the “digital church.” For many churches, websites, Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom calls became new “front doors” as church leaders rapidly adopted or depended more upon video technology to […]

Litton names 2022 Committee on Committees

Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton has announced his appointments to the 2022 Committee on Committees. Litton, pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, Ala., announced the chair and vice chair for the committee last fall, naming Jeremy Freeman, pastor of First Baptist Church, Newcastle, Okla., as chair, and Amanda Stanton, member of Calvary Church, Clearwater, […]

Awana launches ‘Talk About’ family discipleship resource

Awana, the non-profit ministry focused on children’s discipleship, has announced the release of a new resource designed for biblically based family discipleship titled “Talk About.” The resource is designed to assist parents with family devotions through a variety of means such as weekly Scripture conversation guides, shareable lesson plans and family activities charts. For those […]