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SBC 2019: A Layperson’s Recap

By Adrian Stephens Heading to Birmingham, Alabama, for my first Southern Baptist Convention, I felt fear and anxiety because of the city’s racial and ethnic division and the historical events that occurred in the town. I didn’t know what to expect, but I honestly didn’t believe I would leave encouraged. On Monday, I was relieved […]

SBC 2019 – Another Pastor’s Recap

By Matt Diaz After planting a church “in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention” over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. While last week’s gathering marked the 162ndtime the SBC’s annual meeting has taken place, this was my first, both as an attendee […]

SBC 2019: A Pastor’s Recap

By Dave Russell Last week I had the privilege of attending our SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham. This was my fourth convention and I left my time there encouraged and thankful to be a part of the SBC. In reflecting on my time at our Annual Meeting, I offer four areas of strength and one […]

B21 Interview with Matt Chandler from #SBC19

Below is the video from our recent discussion with Pastor Matt Chandler from the Village Church. This interview was originally given at the conclusion of our B21 Panel at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL. For further context, Pastor Matt was responding to allegations of mishandling an abuse situation at his church, first […]

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well The Report “Caring Well” a Report from the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group Earlier this month, the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group released their findings in a 52 page report.  Download it here: https://caringwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SBC-Caring-Well-Report-June-2019.pdf “Top Ten Takeaways from Report” Phillip Bethancourt highlights ten key observations from the Caring Well report. […]

Interview with Parliamentarian Amy Whitfield: A Helpful Guide to SBC 2019

We recently sat down for the B21 Podcast for a 2-part interview with Amy Whitfield who is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and who also serves as the Assistant Parliamentarian for the Southern Baptist Convention. In this interview, we talked with Amy about the upcoming SBC, the difference between […]

SBC 2019—A Can’t Miss Family Reunion

SBC 2019—A Can’t Miss Family Reunion by Lyla Curtis In my years as a pastor’s wife, I have attended countless conventions. Mostly, because I get to go with my husband to cool places where we can meet with friends in ministry from other parts of the country, walk through the exhibit areas and be reminded […]

Jamie Dew – A Great Choice for NOBTS

Dr. James K. Dew Jr. has been nominated to become the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). For those who do not know Dr. Dew (Jamie) let me give a quick introduction to my friend, colleague, and fellow pastor. Let me also tell you why NOBTS has made an excellent choice for […]

Sexual Abuse and the Future of the SBC

Nearly three weeks ago, news broke that a large-scale investigation had been undertaken by the Houston Chronicle outlining twenty years of more than seven hundred sexual abuse claims across Southern Baptist churches. This news has hit the SBC hard. It has revealed a weak and pathetic approach to handling cases of sexual abuse on the part […]

B21 Panel at Unite 2018 – The State of the SBC

On October 16th, in Raleigh, NC, Baptist21 hosted a special panel during the Pillar Network‘s annual Unite Conference. This panel was led by Nate Akin, featuring pastor and seminary professor, Dwayne Milioni, church planter, Chul Yoo, and SEBTS president, Danny Akin. A spectrum of topics was addressed during this session, but the general focus returned […]

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