(RNS) — The creation of an advisory panel marks an early concrete step as the denomination aims to root out sexual abuse and coverups.
(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board and a dozen other Christian groups will raise awareness in American churches through the #PrayForRefugees campaign.
(RNS) The numbers -- strikingly higher than officials expected or needed -- mean the mission board will be in improved financial health, said International Mission Board President David Platt.
(RNS) The International Mission Board of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination is running out of cash reserves.
(RNS) Last week's vote to allow potential missionaries to speak in tongues addressed issues of candidates' qualifications, not the practical work of actual missionaries on the field.
(RNS) Allowing Southern Baptist missionaries to speak in tongues, or have what some SBC leaders call a “private prayer language,” speaks to the growing strength of Pentecostal churches in Africa, Asia and South America, where Southern Baptists are competing for converts.