Federal judge recommends dismissal of Glorieta suit

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A U.S. Federal Court magistrate found no evidence of misconduct in last year’s sale of Glorieta Baptist Conference Center to a Christian camping ministry. The judge’s 79-page document filed yesterday (Sept. 4) recommends dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit filed against LifeWay Christian Resources, the Southern Baptist Convention and its Executive Committee, and Glorieta 2.0, the ministry that bought Glorieta from LifeWay last September.

Panelists discuss theological disagreements while agreeing on evangelism need

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Participants in a panel discussion held during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were open about their disagreements concerning theology and evangelism, but agreed about the urgency to evangelize.

The breakfast meeting was sponsored by The Gospel Project and drew more than 500 people for an honest, spirited, and entertaining discussion about how differing views of salvation impact the way Christians do ministry and mission.

Number of SBC Churches Increased Last Year; Members, Attendance and Baptisms Declined

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Southern Baptists experienced growth last year in the number of churches affiliated with the denomination and the total amount given for denominational missions causes. However, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions, most of the ACP metrics declined in 2012 including membership, average attendance, baptisms and total giving.

SBC Baptisms and Churches Increased in 2011, Membership Declined

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Southern Baptist Convention in 2011 reported an increase in the number of baptisms and total churches over the previous year, but declined in total membership, according to the Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. Southern Baptist churches baptized 333,341 in 2011, a 0.70 […]