The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention met this week and heard from entity heads as well J.D. Greear. In other convention news, the IMB has released David Platt from his commitment as president effective September 27.
Hurricane Florence is making landfall in the Carolinas and Send Relief is at the ready. Also, Thomas Hammond was officially elected as the next state executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board this week.
Jim Law, the new executive director for evangelism and pastoral leadership at NAMB, joins us to discuss his new role on this week’s show.
LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer announced his retirement this week creating the fourth concurrent presidential opening at an entity in the SBC.
Southwestern Seminary took their next step forward this week as they named a presidential search team. Also, J.D. Greear met with more than a dozen state execs in Atlanta.
In response to this summer’s Evangelism Task Force report, NAMB announced this week the creation of a new Evangelism and Leadership Group and named Jim Law as its executive director.
The BGCO announced this week that they had settled a case related to a sexual assault at Falls Creek and Thom Hammond has been recommended as the next state exec. in Georgia.
WMU announced another round of personnel cuts this week, less than a year after when previous cuts were made and New Hope Publishers was sold off. Also, the chairman of the SBC Peace Committee, Charles Fuller, passed away this week.
SBC President J.D. Greear announced the formation of a new study group for sexual abuse. Also, IMB President David Platt issued an apology and called for an outside examination into the entities practices involved with reporting and documenting sexual abuse.
There was a recent data breach at IMB affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals. We also sit down with Hance Dilbeck, the new state exec in Oklahoma.