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June 2015 Issue

SBC Messengers Pray for US, World
Thousands of messengers at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention knelt in prayer and raised their hands to heaven July 16 as they prayed for revival in the church and a great awakening across the US.
The US Supreme Court transformed the legal definition of marriage in its June 26 Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
Messengers to the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention adopted nine resolutions—some on culturally divisive issues—with almost no opposition.
We must do all we can to ensure that everyone—regardless of who they are or the struggles they face—knows they are not alone.
The Sending Celebration symbolically celebrated commissioning the new missionaries and church planters to share Jesus as the Light of the World.
The following sets of news stories are listed with hopes that those unable to attend the SBC annual meeting will read them and catch the spirit of those power-packed days.
Whether in joy or pain, we learn that there is one constant in life—God is still on His throne and He still cares about me.
Talking to God About Others: Talking to Others About God
Many followers of Christ experience an “opportunity gap” when it comes to sharing their faith—the disconnect that takes place between “speaking to God about men and speaking to men about God.”
The advisory group met on November 21 in Nashville to discuss each subgroup's findings and begin the process of collating their findings into its report.
Church planting among Asian groups, international missions to Asian peoples, and increased Asian cooperation with the larger Southern Baptist family are among the prominent themes in the Asian American Advisory Council report.
Several panels on the Cooperative Program Stage highlighted missions, collegiate ministry, church planting, and other ministries.
Hope Chapel spreads hope in their Massachusetts community through a variety of local, state, national, and international missions.
Domestic abuse is a common, but often overlooked, problem within churches that must be combatted.
Messengers gave the necessary second-year approval to revise qualifications for churches to send messengers to the annual meeting.
I believe the benefits of being a minister’s wife in the local church far outweigh the negatives.