IMB sex abuse prevention underway amid new report

A new media report on sex abuse allegations, admissions and convictions involving former International Mission Board workers comes as the IMB is implementing extensive sex abuse prevention reforms. The IMB is hiring a full-time senior staff member to oversee prevention response efforts, will involve outside legal counsel when reports of child abuse and sexual harassment […]

IMB’s Chitwood encourages refugees, missionaries

With only one arm, Agnes carries a five-gallon jug of water on her head in a refugee camp near the South Sudan border in northern Uganda. On her own, she’s a single mom with two children to care for and has to make an hour-long trek to a well because it’s the closest one to […]

Black missionary changing view of Christianity

Jerry Bates* attracts a lot of attention in Central Asia. As an American, he doesn’t quite fit in. As a Christian who is African-American, he topples the worldview of many of the Muslims he meets. Bates says when people in Central Asia ask about his religion, they expect him to profess Islam because he is […]

Unique doors open to black missionaries overseas

College junior Lauren Dugas had never met an African-American missionary prior to this year’s Black Church Leadership and Family Conference. Neither had many of the other 900 men, women and children from predominantly black Southern Baptist churches who spent the week at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest (N.C.) Conference Center. Of the 4,900 Southern Baptist workers serving overseas […]