Tag Archives: IMB

Some missionaries deciding to stay on field

BIRMINGHAM (Jennifer Davis Rash) — The number of Southern Baptist missionaries leaving the field may not be so close to the 1,000 count after all. International Mission Board (IMB) officials have confirmed that “multiple” missionaries have already rescinded their decision to … Continue reading

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20 percent of missionary force leaving field

RICHMOND (TAB, IMB) — The recent move among International Mission Board (IMB) officials to allow missionaries and support staff to cut themselves from employment — both through retirement and resignation incentive plans — has resulted in 20 percent of the … Continue reading

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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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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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With photography, Don Rutledge was global missions pioneer

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (BP) — Renowned photographer Don Rutledge, who told the story of missions through his camera lens for several generations of Southern Baptists, died at his home near Richmond, Va., Feb. 19. He was 82 and had been in … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Jordanian authorities investigate death of IMB representative

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Jordanian authorities are investigating the death of Southern Baptist representative Cheryll Harvey, whose body was discovered in her apartment in Irbid, Jordan, Sept. 4. Foul play is suspected in the death of the 55-year-old, single woman … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012 — Photo of the day: Home Team

Home Team (IMB) — Union Jack flags hang in London Victoria Station in support of Team Great Britain for the Summer Olympic Games. The station is becoming more and more crowded the closer it gets to July 27, when the … Continue reading

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