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May 2016 Issue

Southern Baptists must recognize God as our strength and lead evangelicals into the future with His Light and the truth of His Word, Ronnie Floyd said at the SBC Executive Committee’s February 22–23 meeting in Nashville.
As Southern Baptists, we will come together to pray, work, strategize, listen, and move forward together. This will be an unforgettable few days together and I look forward to seeing you there!
Southern Baptists should come to Saint Louis this summer “with eyes open and with hearts open,” ready to see where ministry is needed and where God is already at work to transform lives and communities through the Gospel.
The program for the 2016 SBC annual meeting held in St Louis, Missouri.
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Crossover will be the perfect time for Southern Baptists to meet in Saint Louis for ministry and evangelism prior to the Southern Baptist Convention to glorify God.
The North American Mission Board will launch Send Relief, its new compassion ministry, during Monday’s Send Luncheon held during the SBC Pastors’ Conference.
CP is the conduit for the most sustainable, multi-generational, multi-faceted mission funding method in Christian history.
Eighty next-generation leaders got an insider’s glimpse of the Southern Baptist Convention’s inner workings in a series of mealtime meetings with five key SBC leaders.
The size of “our big” is determined by the fruitfulness of “our small,” according to Mark Tolbert, vice chairman of the Bivocational and Smaller Church Advisory Council.
The Multi-Ethnic Advisory Council received six reports and engaged in conversation about common ministry needs among the ethnic and racial groups represented by council members at its March 10–11 meeting in Atlanta.
Last December, the SBC Executive Committee staff had the opportunity to serve some of the aged ministers and widows who receive assistance from Mission:Dignity, GuideStone’s relief ministry.
Southern Baptists have addressed mental health needs through resolutions, entity actions, and an advisory group to provide insight and resources for mental health issues.
The present article is an attempt to represent the nature of the Mental Health Advisory Group's work and the hope generated among the members because of their work.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the sixth annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling at OBU on February 26.
Southern Baptist Child Care ministries “have been very productive in the vital work of creating faith-based community counseling centers.”
Golden Gate Seminary Name Change
Items that will be considered at the 2016 SBC annual meeting.
Rather than focusing on my personal disappointment, I asked the Lord to show me how I could be an encouragement to others.