Executive Committee Young Leaders Survey

  Young Pastors/Leaders in the SBC, The Executive Committee is making great strides to engage with the younger generation of leaders within the SBC. Spearheaded by the the Young Leader Advisory Council, they are striving to foster vibrant participation within Southern Baptist life among young leaders including pastors, denominational servants and others. Will you help out?  They’ve drafted a quick and easy survey and your …

Prestonwood, The ERLC, And The Cooperative Program: 5 Prayers For Past, Present, And Future Southern Baptist Conflicts

Last week Southern Baptists learned that one of their largest churches, Prestonwood Baptist Church, is going to push pause on Cooperative Program (CP) giving. For those who know the role CP giving plays in SBC life, this announcement is a big deal. CP giving is often a key standard by which leaders and churches are judged. The CP is significant …

Gathering at NC State Convention

If you are planning on being at the NC Baptist State Convention, consider participating in a gathering for Young Pastors!  – John Mark Harrison and Matt Capps are hosting a gathering titled “The Young Pastors Network“, a meeting for pastors, led by pastors. – The purpose being, to connect the next generation of Great Commission-minded SBC pastors in the state …

Affirmations and Questions for State Conventions

  Anthony Jordan, the Executive Director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), wrote a recent article entitled “Perspective: SBC & State Conventions.” In that article he argued that SBC leaders should not hold up the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) as “the model for state conventions of the future.” The FBC now sends 51% of their CP dollars to …

B21 Panel Video SBC 2016

  At this year’s momentous SBC in St. Louis, B21 gathered key leaders in evangelicalism–J. D. Greear, Danny Akin, David Platt, Albert Mohler, Matt Chandler, Russell Moore–to discuss pressing issues in the SBC and evangelicalism as a whole. B21’s own Jon Akin moderates this year’s panel that touches on issues such as the decline of the American church, racism and …

Ronnie Parrott’s Reflections on the SBC 2016

(Photo attributed to Baptist Press) The SBC in St. Louis offered many pivotal moments in the life of our convention that will not soon be forgotten. (If you haven’t already, see James Merritt’s amendment concerning the resolution on the Confederate flag and Dr. Moore’s defense of the religious liberty of Muslims and all faith groups) In the coming days we at B21 will be running …