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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 International Mission Board (IMB) officials have confirmed that “multiple” missionaries have already rescinded their decision to … Continue reading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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WMU Foundation board affirms support for missionary kids

BIRMINGHAM (WMU Foundation) — In a recent meeting the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation board of directors affirmed their support for missionary kids (MKs) by committing to raise additional funding for MK scholarships. The WMU Foundation currently offers scholarships for … 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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Ramadan starts tomorrow — here are 10 ways to reach out to Muslim neighbors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (TAB) — With more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and nearly 6 million in the United States, you are likely to be around Muslims at work, at school or in your community. On June 17, they will … 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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