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6 last-minute tips for VBS

NASHVILLE (BP) – Vacation Bible School season is upon us. And with the clock steadily ticking, it’s likely that all that early excitement you felt as you began to plan … more

Missionary presence central to new IMB brand

The greatest problem in the world is lostness. The only solution to the world’s greatest problem is the gospel. The biblical example for taking the gospel to the lost is by physical presence. … more

Called to heal and proclaim

Spencer Jones, a doctor who serves with the IMB in Southeast Asia, remembers the moment Christ’s love truly made sense to a patient and her husband.   He was sitting in the home of Maiah and … more

IMB는 개선된 글로벌 액세스에 대응하여 COVID-19 백신 정책을 개정합니다.

국제선교부 (International Mission Board) 리더들은 COVID-19 예방 접종이 선교사나 주총회 직원에게 더 이상 의무 사항이 아니라고 6월 8일 (수요일)에 … more

因應全球邊境逐漸開放通行,IMB 修改了新冠疫苗接種的政策。

國際宣教部(以下簡稱 IMB)的領袖團隊於六月八日星期三宣布,對宣教士或美國本土的職員同工來說,接種新冠疫苗不再是公告的政策。自 2020 … more

la IMB modifica la política de vacunación contra el COVID-19 en respuesta al mejoramiento para el acceso a los países del mundo

La vacunación contra el COVID-19 ya no es una política general de la junta para el personal misionero ni para el personal establecido en Estados Unidos, anunciaron los líderes de la Junta de … more

Remember the mission

EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay from Robin Hadaway is published in conjunction with essays from Tom Ascol and Bart Barber. Ascol, Barber and Hadaway are the three known candidates to … more

Send Relief offers $4 million to fund EC sexual abuse response, survivor care fund

Send Relief announced its intent June 8 to give $3 million to fund the proposed Sexual Abuse Task Force (SATF) recommendations for sexual abuse reform, and an additional $1 million to establish a … more

Believers see abundant harvest in east Taiwan

As Li Qing sat fishing off the coast of Ludao, a tiny island in east Taiwan, a question kept troubling his mind. He knew he hadn’t lived a perfect life, and the weight of his sin burdened … more

VBS Training a SUCCESS!

The past two Saturdays (May 28th and June 4th) 80 plus people from various churches were trained for work in Vacation Bible School (VBS).  There were two training sessions this year, one in … more

Rashional Thoughts: We need each other’s prayers and encouragement now more than ever

As you pull this week’s issue out of the mailbox or click on the PDF in your inbox, our team is putting the final touches on coverage plans for the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in … more

IMB revises COVID-19 vaccine policy in response to improved global access

Vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer a board-wide policy for missionary personnel or for stateside-based staff, International Mission Board leaders announced on Wednesday, June 8. The … more

Real-time language translation available for SBC annual meeting through app

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers and guests at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting (June 14-15) in Anaheim, Calif., will have the opportunity to hear real-time translation of the proceedings in multiple … more

Asian-American missionaries get real about their missionary experiences

Editor’s note: Visit IMB’s booth at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, June 12-15 in Anaheim, California, to meet IMB missionaries, including Henry and Thu Phan, and IMB staff. … more

Kids Ministry Leaders Gathering in Anaheim

We are better together! The OCSBA invites all SBC Kids Ministry Leaders to a time of connection and strengthening at the Annual Meeting. Jana Magruder and Chuck Peters will encourage us and update us … more

2022 SBC Pastors' Conference

The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference in Anaheim, California exists to help everyday pastors embrace endurance in the trenches of gospel ministry through engaging worship that … more

SBC Annual Meeting

The SBC Annual Meeting will be four full days of equipping, and inspiration. With nearly 200 ancillary meetings, events, and gatherings throughout the week, you’ll connect with leaders and … more

Baptist volunteers minister amid ‘unimaginable’ suffering along Ukrainian border

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of war violence. Southern Baptist volunteers who spent time serving Ukrainian refugees on the Ukraine-Poland border can’t unsee … more

Southern Baptists see signs of hope, decline in Annual Church Profile report

Southern Baptist congregations saw a rebound in the number of baptisms and an increase of $304 million in overall giving in 2021, both hopeful signs congregations are recovering from the COVID-19 … more

A time for lament and a time for change

Ecclesiastes, one of the great wisdom books in the Old Testament, contains a familiar passage ascribing times for everything and seasons for every activity under the heavens. Among them, there are … more
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