Members of the Executive Committee CAAC, joined by leaders of more than a dozen ethnic minority fellowships of Southern Baptist churches, presented a preliminary draft of The Many Faces of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Arlington had changed dramatically, but Fielder Church was still white—and declining. The pastor knew the church had to change as well, if it was going to survive.
The SBC Executive Committee has named a permanent advisory group to continue to equip, inform, and empower all Southern Baptists for the spread of the Gospel.
The Hispanic Advisory Council's report reflects perspectives from Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central American, South American, Mexican, and European Hispanic communities and first-, second-, and third-generation Hispanic immigrants.
By the time Ken Hall was called as pastor in 2003, Lilburn First Baptist had determined its God-given responsibility was to reach out to whomever God brought to their community to build a strong home base of ministry.
Representatives of the six SBC seminaries, a Baptist university, and the director of seminary extension recently met with representatives from African American, Asian, and Hispanic advisory councils in an educational summit to discuss course offerings designed to prepare individuals called to ministry from our many non-Anglo congregations.
Three advisory groups gave input to SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page and his staff during the month of April.
The following is a list of non-Anglos who have served as president of their respective state Baptist conventions.
The effectiveness of cell groups in reaching Hispanics, the need for quality discipleship materials in Spanish, and family pressures experienced by Hispanic believers were among the topics discussed at the first meeting of the Hispanic Advisory Council February 3-4.
The Hispanic Advisory Council is a three-year ministry initiative (2011-2014) established by the presidents of the Executive Committee and the North American Mission Board in response to a request from the Hispanic Consortium at its fall 2010 meeting.