June 1, 2006 Print Edition

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Hatley-Burleson Transcript

Transcript of the Special Report of the Executive Committee to IMB trustees concerning status of trustee Wade Burleson, delivered Wednesday morning, May 24, 2006 by Board chairman Thomas Hatley, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Rogers, Arkansas.

Sullivan speaks of trust at SBOM meeting

MARIANNA (FBC) — “Trust, integrity and management accountability” define the relationship between Florida Baptists and the Florida Baptist Convention or any other agency “that receives and spends voluntarily contributed mission dollars,” said John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention.

Text of John Sullivan’s statement to State Board of Missions

MARIANNA (FBC) — The following comments were made by John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer, Florida Baptist Convention to the State Board of Missions May 19, 2006

Convention posts filled by State Board of Missions

MARIANNA (FBC) — The State Board of Missions elected four new employees to the Florida Baptist Convention staff and named a long-time employee as director of the Language Division during personnel action taken May 18 at Blue Springs Conference Center.

Bobby Welch to retire August 27

DAYTONA BEACH (FBW) — Bobby Welch, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach and the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told church members he will retire August 27 after serving for 32 years as the church’s senior pastor.

Marriage Protection Sunday June 4

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is asking Southern Baptist churches to consider observing Marriage Protection Sunday June 4, the eve of Senate debate on a constitutional amendment regarding the issue.

Candidate Page calls for evangelism, inclusiveness

TAYLORS, S.C. (SBT) — As the second candidate willing to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president, South Carolina pastor Frank Page calls for adding passion, revival, soul winning and missions to the convention’s 30-year concentration on doctrinal purity. Page pastors First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C. where over 12 percent of undesignated receipts are given to the Cooperative Program to fund state, national and international missions, and other ministries of Southern Baptists.

Executive Committee officers recommend removing CP target

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Pending approval by the full Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, two of nine recommendations to strengthen the Cooperative Program will be revised when they are presented to messengers at the SBC annual meeting next month, according to a May 26 announcement by the EC president and officers.

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