Jim Richards announced this week his plans to retire at the end of 2021 as the executive director of the SBTC. Also, there are several state convention recaps to cover.
WMU has announced budget and personnel cuts, and this week’s election provided some wins and some losses for Southern Baptist interests.
We have our first official announcement of a candidate for national office in the SBC. Al Mohler confirmed he’s in for 2021, and we also have an update from Liberty.
New research shows only 4% of churches who have started meeting again have reported growth in worship attendance and 13% are yet to resume services. Also, there are trustee updates from two seminaries.
LifeWay has identified a buyer for Ridgecrest, and four seminaries held trustee meetings this past week.
Giving totals are in for CP, LMCO, and AAEO for 2020, and Southern Baptists have shown their generosity and faithfulness through their giving.
LifeWay filed a lawsuit against its former CEO this past week, and GuideStone has announced a succession plan for O.S. Hawkins.
The SBC Executive Committee met to approve the CP Allocation Budget and the EC operating budget. Also, there’s a new CFO coming to the EC.
We have an annual meeting theme for 2021, and there’s been a shakeup at First Baptist Atlanta. Also, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are working across the country in multiple states.
Southwestern and Baylor are suing a foundation that was set up to benefit the schools after a change in its governing docs has jeopardized millions. Also, Greg Addison is moving to the SBC Executive Committee as its new Executive Vice President.