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Southern Baptist State Leaders Accuse Mission Organization of Strong Arming

May 12, 2016

by Joni B. Hannigan

***This article was previously posted at the Christian Examiner and is used by permission.

Several Southern Baptist state conventions leaders have accused the denomination’s North American Mission Board (NAMB) of linking financial support from the national entity — funding for church planting and other ministries — to secretive Cooperative Agreements which include a clause that threatens to withhold ministry funds to the states if disclosures about the agreement — or concerns — are shared publicly. Continue reading

IMB Baptisms Hit Lowest Level Since 1969

March 21, 2016

Will Hall | Editor
Baptist Message, Louisiana

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Overseas baptisms for 2015 dropped to 54,762 from the 190,957 reported for 2014, according to information submitted by the International Mission Board in response to a request by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Likewise, the number of new churches fell from 13,824 to 3,842 over the same one-year period. Continue reading

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