Executive Committee chairman Mike Routt, lead pastor of Circle Drive Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, presides over the Sept. 23 plenary session, while Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page (right) follows along. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen.)
Executive Committee chairman Mike Routt, lead pastor of Circle Drive Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, presides over the Sept. 23 plenary session, while Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page (right) follows along. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen.)

Southern Baptists oust ‘Third Way’ church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC’s purpose.

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Regular attendance at religious services can reduce experimentation with alcohol and drugs, a Baylor study has found (Creative Commons photo by Fabio)
Regular attendance at religious services can reduce experimentation with alcohol and drugs, a Baylor study has found (Creative Commons photo by Fabio)

Study: Youth experiment less with alcohol, drugs when plugged into church

But adult addicts say churches need to present a loving, relevant God to young people to reduce risks of substance abuse and addiction.

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CBF of Virginia has bright future, officers say

Contributions are up, treasurer tells CBFVA’s General Assembly.

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Kentucky Baptist ‘lostness’ tour hits Louisville

Kentucky Baptists are spotlighting spiritual need in a city far different from the place remembered by generations of Southern Seminary alumni.

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Baptist-affiliated Buckner to pursue deal with Methodist retirement community

The combined entity would be one of the 20 largest not-for-profit senior-living providers in the U.S.

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For Baptist churches in Scotland, no change in status whatever the vote

The independence referendum won’t affect the Baptist Union of Scotland, which already is organized separately from England and Wales.

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New partnership pact means more funds for CBF of Virginia

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will expand its footprint in Virginia, a state with a high concentration of CBF churches but few local resources, under a new funding agreement with CBF national.

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Global Women head stepping down after eight years

After eight years, Global Women Executive Director Cindy Dawson says the time for new leadership has come for the woman-to-woman missions organization founded in 2001.

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New CBF moderator takes up gavel, ‘grateful’ for group’s prayers

Kasey Jones is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s first moderator with no direct experience in the controversy that prompted the organization to separate from the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990s.

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BGAV moves closer to far-reaching governance shift

A committee’s action revises governing documents in preparation for final consideration this fall.

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