Southern Baptist Convention

Becoming Southern Baptists

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a fellowship of about 46,500 Baptist churches and another 4,500 mission churches (churches that have not yet established their autonomy as self-governing congregations) scattered across the United States and its territories. Read More...

My Prayer for the SBC: Health, Harmony, and Wholeness

In June 2011, I stood in the Phoenix convention center to deliver my first report as president and chief encouragement officer of the SBC Executive Committee. At that time, I introduced an "Affirmation of Unity and Cooperation" pledge that was signed by all eleven SBC entity leaders, the executive director of WMU, the SBC president, forty-one state convention executives, more than a dozen ethnic fellowship leaders, and me. Read More...


Today's Devotion

From the Book of Ecclesiastes:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace (Eccl. 3:1-8). - Continue...


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