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SATF releases final update before report

NASHVILLE (BP) – The SBC Sex Abuse Task Force issued the fifth update on its work with Guidepost Solutions in the investigation of the SBC Executive Committee’s (EC) alleged mishandling of sex abuse claims. The group said it would be its last update before Guidepost’s full report is made public in mid-May.

SBC Executive Committee approves 2023 Annual Meeting move, provides financial update

NASHVILLE (BP) — The SBC Executive Committee met in a special-called meeting Thursday to vote on moving the 2023 annual meeting from Charlotte to New Orleans and receive an update on the cost of the investigation into allegations of mishandling sexual abuse claims.

Guidepost investigation costs exceed $1.7 million as of February

NASHVILLE (BP) – The cost of the investigation into alleged mishandling of sexual abuse claims by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has reached $1.7 million since being commissioned last fall, according to invoice summaries provided to Baptist Press. The budget provided by Guidepost Solutions, the firm contracted to conduct the investigation, originally projected the investigation to cost between $1.3 million and $1.6 million.

FIRST-PERSON: Bigger crowds lead to tough, necessary decision for the SBC

NASHVILLE (BP) – The 2021 SBC Annual Meeting was the largest crowd we have hosted at an SBC annual meeting in a generation. This June’s meeting in Anaheim is shaping up to draw close to 10,000 for a gathering on the West Coast – nearly doubling the number of messengers from our gathering in Phoenix in 2017.

Missouri brings back Plan B giving option amid EC legal criticism

NASHVILLE (BP) – A secondary option for Cooperative Program giving through the Missouri Baptist Convention “is by no means permanent,” said that state’s president and board chair.

SBC DIGEST: EC search team survey; Southeastern bachelor’s in business; NAAF board meeting

EC search team releases survey, requests input from Southern Baptists; Southeastern announces Bachelor of Business Administration; NAAF meeting in OKC touts ‘big results.’

FIRST-PERSON: The importance of the first African American leading an SBC entity

The people of God should delight in the different colors that make up the human race. Each shade is a reflection of the Creator’s beauty and creativity.

Luís Lopez new EC executive director of Hispanic relations, mobilization

NASHVILLE (BP) – Luís R. Lopez has been named executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, filling the post vacated by Julio Ariola.

Guidepost begins drafting final sex abuse study report

NASHVILLE (BP) – Guidepost Solutions is drafting its final report based on an investigation of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s handling of sexual abuse complaints, the Sexual Abuse Task Force said in its latest update.

EC president search team issues call to prayer

NASHVILLE (BP) – The team tasked with searching for a new president & CEO of the SBC Executive Committee is asking for prayer. The group also has launched a 21-day prayer initiative and created a day-by-day guide to encourage specific prayers for each day the rest of the month.