SBC President Bart Barber issued a statement on the "restoration" of Johnny Hunt to ministry calling the move "repugnant." Also, former SBTS professor David Sills has filed a defamation lawsuit against 11 defendants as a result of being named in the Sexual Abuse Task Force report this past May.
While state convention recaps dominate this episode, there is much to celebrate with the opening of a new Send Relief center in Puerto Rico as well as the Jesus Film being translated into its 2,000th language by a Southern Baptist seminary student.
New research from Lifeway shows that while 100% of churches have reopened following the pandemic, only about 85% of attendees have returned. Also, state conventions are happening across the country and attendance at the meetings is on the rise.
Broadmoor Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., issued a response to a decades-old report of sexual abuse at the church. In doing so, they may have become the model for how to properly report older cases.
Southwestern Seminary announced they had begun cutting staff in efforts to reduce seminary operating expenses by 10%. Also, winners of the annual Dove Awards were announced.
SBC President Bart Barber was featured last week on the CBS news show 60 Minutes. Also, SBDR hit a milestone in its response to Hurricane Ian serving more than half a million meals in Florida.
The International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board both announced record offerings. Also, giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget hit a 14-year high eclipsing $200 million for the first time since 2008.
Several changes were announced that reversed some previous decisions by the trustees at Southwestern Seminary and the International Mission Board. Also, at the IMB's trustee meeting a huge announcement was made about the 2021-22 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Southwestern Seminary announced that president Adam W. Greenway has resigned from his post. Also, the SBC Executive Committee met and got a lot of business done—and collected a couple of really big checks.
The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has a new permanent president in Brent Leatherwood. Also, Matt Carter has retired from pastoring to join the North American Mission Board
Hotel information for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting has been released by the SBC Executive Committee. Also, Amy and Jonathan reminisce about the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Arkansas state exec Sonny Tucker announced his retirement, and another state convention has a new exec chosen. Also, Texas pastor Matt Chandler is stepping away for a season at The Village Church.
A new study from Lifeway Research shows that while the cost of living has increased dramatically in the past few years, pay for Southern Baptist pastors has not followed suit. Also, a kickoff event was held this past week in New Orleans in preparation for the 2023 Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference.
The SBC Executive Committee announced last week that the United States Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Convention regarding sexual abuse. Also, Baylor and the BGCT announced this week that they are reevaluating their relationship.
SBC president Bart Barber named the full Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force. Also, a pair of seminaries announced an increase in missionary scholarships to the schools.
Marshall Blalock and Mike Keahbone will lead the soon-to-be-named ARITF for Southern Baptists. Also, Keahbone and SBC president Bart Barber participated in Indian Falls Creek this week and highlighted a resolution passed at SBC22.
The search team tasked with selecting the next president of the ERLC updated Southern Baptists on the process and their progress this week. Also, longtime SWBTS professor David Allen has left the seminary.
NAMB has a new director of personal evangelism, and your state convention annual meeting could be streamed this fall in the Acts2 app.
Southeastern Seminary has implemented a new required course for all students in preventing sexual abuse and caring for survivors. Also, Mike Keahbone is ministering to other abuse victims thanks to a newly passed SBC resolution.
SBC Pastors' Conference president Daniel Dickard has announced who will serve as fellow officers as well as what the theme of the 2023 conference will be. Also, a camper at Falls Creek in Oklahoma lost his life after experiencing a cardiac event at the camp.
Send Relief has officially established a sexual abuse survivor care fund for Southern Baptists to donate to, and a Louisiana church has baptized someone for 35 weeks in a row totalling 99 baptisms already in 2022.
Today was a monumental day for Southern Baptists and for all Americans as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ruled in favor of Dobbs. Also this week, the SBC Executive Committee President Search Team announced they are now accepting submissions.
Send Relief announced its intent June 8 to give $3 million to fund the proposed Sexual Abuse Task Force (SATF) recommendations for sexual abuse reform, and an additional $1 million to establish a survivor care fund to provide trauma care for survivors and trauma training for pastors.
The SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force released its proposed recommendations that will be brought to the SBC Annual Meeting later this month. In response, the SBC Executive Committee amended budget proposals to provide funding for the recommendations.