Regular Posts Tagged : ‘unity’
6 years, 7 months ago 0

PHOENIX (BP)–If Southern Baptists are going to fulfill their God-given mission in a lost world, they must deal with fragmentation and self-centeredness and recommit themselves to gratitude, trust, unified ministry and honesty, messengers were told during the opening session of the SBC annual meeting June 14. “We have been headed in the wrong direction, in several ways,” said Frank Page, SBC Executive Committee president, during the EC’s report to the convention. “Our convention is fracturing into various groups, some theological, […]

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PHOENIX (BP)–The multi-ethnic emphasis of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2011 annual meeting has made it “one of the best conventions I’ve ever been to,” James Dixon told participants at the National African American Fellowship June 14. Dixon, in his second year as president of the organization that was founded in the early 1990s, said he chose 33 years ago to cooperate with the SBC. The pastor of El-Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Md., said, however, he had a concern. […]

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6 years, 8 months ago 0

PHOENIX (BP)–The National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention has modified its annual meeting to coordinate with the schedule and emphasis surrounding this year’s SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. The NAAF annual banquet, which previously was held on Monday evening, has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in Room 129 A/B, Level 100, at the Phoenix Convention Center, site of most SBC annual meeting activities. NAAF’s president, James Dixon Jr., said the fellowship is “changing our […]

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6 years, 9 months ago 0

Originally posted by NPR on August 28, 2009 Pastor Lincoln Bingham’s predominantly black church – St. Paul Missionary Baptist — was bursting at the seams. And Pastor Mark Payton’s mostly white church — Shively Heights Baptist — was worried about its longtime viability because of an older congregation. So the two pastors did something few black and white churches have ever done: merge. Pastors Payton and Bingham talk about their newly unified congregation and their first integrated Sunday service. Black […]

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