When we think of our cooperative work as Kentucky Baptists regarding our agencies and institutions, it is imperative that we remember our mission: advancing the kingdom of God through the gospel of God for the glory of God. Regardless of where we send people in this galaxy, we must prepare their hearts for eternity.
DALLAS—Going into this year's annual meeting as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Steve Gaines acknowledged Southern Baptists face some critical decisions in the days and months ahead.
DALLAS—A year after nearly 3,000 people came to faith in Christ during Crossover efforts in Phoenix, Southern Baptists once again are partnering with Harvest America for an evangelistic crusade the Sunday before the Southern Baptist Convention convenes in Dallas this June.
PIKEVILLE—First Baptist Church of Pikeville partnered with the North American Mission Board SEND RELIEF dental unit on April 14 to offer a free health clinic to its community.
FORT WORTH, Texas—An open letter from Southern Baptist women objecting that Paige Patterson has been "allowed to continue in leadership" despite his statements on sexuality and domestic abuse garnered more than 1,800 signatures in its first 24 hours online. Other Southern Baptist women defended Patterson's character without affirming all his specific comments.
DALLAS—Sexual abuse and assault will be subjects of a panel discussion convened by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission on the eve of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 12-13 in Dallas.