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IMB panel emphasizes Southern Baptists’ involvement in past, present and future of missions

Directly following the IMB report on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, IMB President Paul Chitwood hosted a panel discussion … more

Nashville native ministers to refugees next door and abroad

Meeting a refugee at a community center in Nashville, Tennessee, helped set the trajectory where Evie Tucker* finds herself today, working among Middle Eastern refugees in a community center … more

‘Together, we press toward the vision,’ Chitwood assures Southern Baptists

During a global season that crippled businesses, closed borders and devastated families, God was powerfully moving, IMB President Paul Chitwood reported to the Southern Baptist Convention annual … more

IMB missionary on brink of death from COVID healed through power of prayer

George Smith’s COVID-19 test came back positive. The diagnosis began a months-long battle of prayer and physical challenges for IMB missionary George Smith and his wife, Geraldine, in Uganda. … more

Southern Baptists appoint 64 missionaries in Sending Celebration

International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood made a confession to the thousands gathered in the Music City Center on Monday (June 14). As 2020 dragged on, he said, challenge after … more

IMB dinner includes celebration and challenge

At the International Mission Board dinner during the SBC annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, Southern Baptists heard stories from IMB missionaries of God’s faithfulness to reach the nations … more

Send Conference launches with thousands called to be ‘Together on Mission’

Worship led by Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans, a rousing sermon from Tony Evans and a concert by Crowder kicked off the Send Conference 2021 Sunday night (June 13) at Music City Center. … more

The students are coming

School is back in session. Life is returning to normal in many parts of the world, and IMB student ministries are ready to get back to business. Although visa restrictions are still a barrier in … more

First-time givers help push missions offering past goal

Over 430 first-time givers contributed to Houston’s First Baptist Church’s missions offering this year. HFBC had a goal to give $1,400,000 to missions through the offering. Once it was … more

Students mobilized to ‘go change __________’s world’ at REV 7:9

The International Mission Board is introducing the first annual REV 7:9 conference to be held on Dec. 29-31, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. “Go change __________’s world,” will be the theme … more

IMB ramps up efforts to reach ‘500 new missionaries’ target

In January 2020, IMB President Paul Chitwood announced 2025 Targets built around the International Mission Board’s vision and mission to engage unreached people and places over the next five … more

Pastor on house arrest faces new trial for sharing faith

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on global persecution, leading churches to pray for the persecuted church. Raymond*, a church planter and pastor, went to jail for sharing his … more

Reviving Plateaued and Dying Churches

Pastor Kenneth Priest joins the podcast with hosts Kevin Ezell and Johnny Hunt to share what he has learned in his years of experience as a transitional pastor and a church revitalization specialist. … more

IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds

Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from U.S. churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active … more

Seminary alumni host ‘Mobilize Japan’

Four recent graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host a virtual mission trip for people interested in learning about, praying for and ministering among Japanese this June … more

Ministry partners with IMB to virtually mobilize workers for Japan

In June and July, International Mission Board missionaries in Japan are partnering with Mobilize Japan in a virtual mission trip involving participants from across the U.S. Mobilize Japan was … more

Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Today, Sunday, June 6, is the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This day, approved by the Southern Baptist Convention, is a call for believers to increase their awareness of and pray … more

Current event prayer guides made available through IMB

The International Mission Board is providing free, full-color prayer guides on recent current events — one for the COVID-19 crisis in India and another for the situation in the Middle East. The … more

Church Connections initiative forges relationships in Alabama

Editor’s note: The International Mission Board recently initiated Church Connections to facilitate connections between IMB missionaries and churches who do not have direct contact with a … more

Missionary parents teach ‘active Christianity’ and sacrifice to kids

Wesley and Emily Smyth* are raising their four children to understand that the Christian life is supposed to be active, self-giving and about glorifying God and serving others. “The children … more
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