GuideStone’s Summit for church, ministry business leaders set for April 21-23

Registration is open for The Summit, powered by GuideStone, a two-day conference designed for financial officers, human resources professionals and key decision-makers from churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Formerly known as the Employee Benefits Summit, The Summit will be held April 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Frisco, north of Dallas. Early bird registration is available […]

N. C., Okla. pastors enter race for SBC presidency

Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, and Mike Keahbone, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lawton, Okla., will both be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during this summer’s SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. In a news release emailed to the Biblical Recorder on Jan. 21, […]

Mohler Becomes Longest Tenured President at SBTS

Dec. 21, 2023, marked a historic milestone in the history of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and in the presidency of R. Albert Mohler Jr., as he has surpassed Duke K. McCall as the longest-tenured president in the institution’s history. In addition, he is the longest-serving leader of any SBC entity. The board of trustees elected […]

Evangelism under review: Great Commission Resurgence results being evaluated

A six-member task force and a retired seminary president are focal points of a current evaluation of Southern Baptist missions in North America. The Great Commission Resurgence Evaluation Task Force appointed by SBC President Bart Barber will relay its evaluation at the 2024 annual meeting in Indianapolis. The seminary president, Chuck Kelley, who led New […]

Florida Baptists’ Cuba Trip Yields Nearly 5,000 Decisions

As 2024 dawned, close to 5,000 people in Western Cuba were walking into the new year with new spiritual life found only in Jesus Christ. During a late 2023 trip to the island nation, eight Florida Baptist leaders came alongside Western Cuba Baptist leaders for eight days of evangelistic outreach and preaching, resulting in 4,820 […]

Dislike of organized religion, maltreatment cited by many ‘Nones,’ Pew finds

More than half of religiously unaffiliated Americans, identified as ‘Nones,” say they don’t like organized religion or have been mistreated by religious people, Pew Research said Jan. 24. Specifically, 55 percent of Nones cited one of the two factors in explaining their reason for being nonreligious. Nearly half of respondents, 47 percent, said their dislike […]

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 […]