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September 2014 Issue

I have been captivated by Jesus’ parable of the sower and the soils since my youth.
Do we give up on a cooperative model which has brought us to this point? Is the model we currently use perfect?
A task force designed to address declining baptisms among Southern Baptist churches released its full report on May 12.
Some Things Still Work by Jerry Drace; Local Church Missionaries by Brent Lay; Baptisms: The Next Step by Bobby Welch; An Impossible Dream by Jimmy Draper
The “3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide,” a tool for sharing the Gospel with people who have no church background, is gaining momentum throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.
As the newly-elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, I want to call every pastor, every church leader, and every layperson from a Southern Baptist church to join me in Columbus, Ohio, on June 16–17, 2015.
Hotel and reservation information for the 2015 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Simply put, the 1% CP Challenge has the potential to be the rising tide that raises all the SBC ministry boats our cooperating churches support.
Since 1845, Southern Baptists have elected 58 men from fifteen states to serve as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
On World Hunger Sunday, October 12, Southern Baptist congregations will address the hunger crisis across North America and around the world by focusing on the theme “Hunger Happens Everywhere.”
A Summer of Change for Golden Gate Baptist Seminary by Ben M. Skaug; Leaving My Heart near San Francisco: Reflections from Alumni-Trustees on Selling the Mill Valley, California, Campus by Tyler Sanders
Winning souls is the primary purpose of Emmanuel Carlinville, where about 150 people participate in Sunday morning worship.
A new National Center for Bivocational and Small Church Ministries is being housed at the Nashville church.
Celebrating that the number of African American congregations has almost doubled since 1998, members of the AAAC held its final meeting and presented its final report.
SBC entities are highlighting the importance of mental health ministry in response to a motion made at the 2013 annual meeting. is a new online training site designed to deliver easy, affordable, and high quality training anytime, anywhere.
The spiritual giant is the one who loves Jesus all the way to the altar of sacrifice.