Most headlines about IMB news emphasize the communications staff reductions announced yesterday but The Christian Index’s Joe Westbury has a good article that notes what is probably the most salient news from Richmond: IMB: No further mandatory staff reductions No further International Mission Board missionaries will be required to leave the field as the agency […]
Cooperative Program receipts at the SBC level (after state conventions take their cut and not counting money sent directly that by-passes the states) was UP in the last fiscal year about eight million dollars. One legacy state convention, Florida, has voted to keep less than 50% of CP receipts. This is quite a change from […]
Is it a sin to fail to register to vote, to vote, to be involved in the political processes of our country? Is it a sin to vote for the wrong candidate?
[Update: I erred in not reading the footnote that said that the Florida state convention included numbers from their partnership with Haiti. This means that FBC’s figures are not comparable to the other states. My mistake.] Baptisms are the currency of the Southern Baptist Convention. Baptize many and you will be praised, honored, and […]
In no particular order: “…while shared ministries are supported at all levels of Southern Baptist life, the phrase itself and the concept in general are no longer communicating the allocation of funds clearly, [Alabama Baptist State Convention Executive Director Rick] Lance explained. So going forward, the budget language in Alabama will only deal with state […]
SBC Life, Winter 2015 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget, Oct 1, 2014 – Sep 30, 2015 (in millions of dollars) (this shows the CP gifts received by the Executive Committee, not total CP received by the states; as most of us know, state conventions keep about 62% of CP gifts given by churches) 1. Alabama […]
These lists are for the year 2014 as calculated by yours truly with LifeWay’s “SBC Statistics By State Convention. _______________________________ Top Ten Richest State Conventions, as measured by total receipts (in millions of dollars) LifeWay footnotes their chart and says, in effect, ‘don’t pay a lot of attention here because of incomplete data’, which means […]