Longtime international missions leader Clyde Meador dies

Longtime International Mission Board leader Clyde D. Meador died April 26. He was 79. Meador worked closely with four IMB presidents as a top advisor and executive vice president, and as the mission organization’s interim president from August 2010 to March 2011, and again briefly in 2018 before the election of current President Paul Chitwood. […]

N.C. Pastor with Anderson Ties Accepts Mobilization Role with IMB

Quintell Hill, pastor of Multiply Community Church in Monroe and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, will be joining the International Mission Board as African American church mobilization strategist starting April 1. “I’m excited and humbled just to be able to serve the Lord in this way,” Hill said. “It’s humbling to […]

IMB Missions College creates connections for cross-cultural ministry

Representatives from 21 states came together for an intensive training on cross-cultural missions taught by International Mission Board missionaries April 2-5. The annual Missions College hosted near Richmond brought IMB missionaries from all over the world together with pastors, church members and missions leaders. The goal of the conference is to give Southern Baptists access […]

Striking the Waters: A Comprehensive Strategy for Missions Giving 

Late last year, I enjoyed casual conversation at an SCBaptist association’s monthly pastor gathering. We discussed Baptist doctrine, organization, mission, and funding. Several in the room asked for help with a practical strategy for funding our shared mission work locally, statewide, nationally, and globally. Each church can make a huge difference around the corner and […]

Missionary explorer shares gospel with UUPGs

Some days, June Estes* pinches herself to make sure she isn’t dreaming. As an International Mission Board missionary explorer, she experiences a lot of things she never imagined doing in her lifetime. Like standing under a string of prayer flags flapping in the wind along a remote hiking path. Or zooming around a noisy city […]

Ramadan prayer guide available for download

A stab of hunger pain — it’s hours until Iftar, the meal when the fast is broken. A dry, scratchy throat, raspy for a drink of water. Saliva will have to do unless you are very devout and don’t swallow your spit at all. From sunrise to sundown, Muslims fast from food, drink, smoking and […]

West African missionary returns ‘home,’ trains rural churches

When International Mission Board missionary Moses knew that God was calling him to go make disciples on islands near Senegal, his knee-jerk response was no. His hesitance had nothing to do with disobedience or uncertainty about the islanders. It wasn’t about the persecution believers faced in these areas. The issue was that Moses couldn’t swim. […]

Impact of Church’s Gift Being Felt Across the Globe

Church makes impact on mission mobilization A small, rural church in lower South Carolina has made a huge impact on mission mobilization. Members of George’s Creek Baptist in Olar “felt convicted to not hold on to financial resources in reserve and to release these resources for kingdom impact,” said Lee Clamp, associate executive director-treasurer of […]

IMB sees church mobilization as vital to kingdom growth

The International Mission Board needs churches. Missionaries can’t get to the mission field without churches, and churches enable missionaries to remain in the places God called them to serve. Churches also play a crucial role in raising up a new generation of missionaries. Jeff Ginn, vice president of mobilization for the IMB, said the role […]