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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Several SCBaptist pastors took part in the IMB’s first-ever Senders Summit

For Andy Roberson, executive pastor at South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, S.C., the International Mission Board  event offered the opportunity to help cultivate a culture of sending at his church. “We don’t have a sending issue; we have a discipleship issue,” Roberson said. “Everything stems, begins, and ends with discipleship, so if we are […]

Southern Baptists encourage prayer Nov. 5 for global persecuted church

For the family of 80-year-old Washima Erukaa, a Nigerian Christian and government official, the 5-million-naira ransom his kidnappers demanded was out of reach. Unable to pay what amounts to about $6,400, Erukaa’s family members learned Oct. 29 of his murder. His death was reported among the murders of at least 16 members of the Universal […]

Lifeway campers give more than $580,000 to IMB, NAMB for gospel impact

This summer, as thousands of kids, students and chaperones at Lifeway camps developed a greater understanding of missions and a heart for missionaries, they gave generously, entrusting their gifts for Great Commission purposes. As a result of this generosity, Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, presented checks totaling $587,484.97 to International Mission Board […]

IMB using telemedicine to create gospel access

Sitting in a home office in Ohio, a doctor logs onto her laptop at 3:30 a.m. Across the globe it’s mid-morning. The doctor smiles at a face that pops up on her screen. Consulting with her patient, she asks what brought him in today. Then she listens, in real time, to his heartbeat. Thump-thump. Thump-thump. […]

Minister Relying on God More While Planting Churches in Ukraine

Michael Domke had spent nearly 15 years planting churches in Ukraine when Russia’s war forced him out. Today, he typically drives 1,700 miles to several cities in Ukraine from Budapest, Hungary, continuing his work. The International Mission Board worker is learning to live one day at a time. “It’s easy to say we live by […]

NextGen Making Immediate Impact on Spiritual Lostness

Sticky notes plastered to the wall represented all the ways summer volunteers are embarking on the missionary task. The handwritten notes ranged from hiking to remote villages that have never heard Jesus’ name to teaching English using Bible stories at public schools. Janna Smith, International Mission Board missionary serving in the Americas, pointed around the […]

MedAdvance Poised to Change Lives Through Healthcare

For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill. Joshua and Jessica Cobb can recall how the trajectory of their ministry changed because of MedAdvance — a conference hosted by the IMB for believers interested in using healthcare strategies to open […]