Tag Archives: David Platt

35 new IMB missionaries appointed

NEW ORLEANS  (BP) — Thirty-five candidates were appointed missionaries by International Mission Board (IMB) trustees Nov. 8 during a service at First Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. The new missionaries join IMB workers around the world serving in global cities … Continue reading

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Platt live stream addresses IMB reset

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Restoring the International Mission Board (IMB) to full financial health will be a long process that requires patience among Southern Baptists and the cooperation of local churches through a variety of avenues, IMB President David Platt … Continue reading

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Platt to discuss IMB’s future in live Web event

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board President David Platt invites pastors, church leaders and members to be part of an IMB-hosted live stream event Oct. 27, 3 p.m. EDT, to discuss the organization’s present challenges and future vision. The … Continue reading

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Could ‘Woodlawn’ be ‘catalyst’ to awakening?

DALLAS (BP) — “Woodlawn,” a movie about overcoming racial division through faith in Christ, could contribute to “the next spiritual awakening in the United States,” Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said during a simulcast to promote the film. Floyd, … Continue reading

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SBC Report: Churches urged to help with global hunger crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission) — Almost 1 billion people are undernourished, and during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting today Baptist leaders called on churches to address the global hunger crisis. “Chronic hunger is a debilitating problem … Continue reading

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IMB personnel policy may draw messenger questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — A Louisiana director of missions has urged pastors in the Baptist association he leads to raise questions about new personnel policies of the International Mission Board (IMB) during the IMB’s report at the June 16–17 annual … Continue reading

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Platt unveils ‘reset’ of IMB strategy, structure

HOUSTON (BP, TAB) — International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt proposed streamlining the mission agency’s strategy and structure — in keeping with his desire for IMB to exalt Christ and work more effectively toward accomplishing the Great Commission — … Continue reading

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Platt speaks at appointment service in Virginia

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (TAB, BP) — After several days of meetings near Richmond, Va., David Platt, newly elected International Mission Board (IMB) president, spoke at an appointment service held at The Heights Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, Va. At the Aug. … Continue reading

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Vote is official for David Platt as new IMB president

  Outgoing IMB president Tom Elliff prays for incoming president David Platt.

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Church at Brook Hills’ pastor David Platt elected new IMB president

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Alabama Baptist David Platt has been elected the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB). The vote took place this morning by the IMB board of trustees meeting in Richmond, Va. Platt, pastor of The Church … Continue reading

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