The Baptist family, both here and around the world, has reacted to the news that Dr Kang-San Tan will take over from David Kerrigan as BMS General Director this year with a sense of confidence and affirmation. The appointment has been called “bold and creative”. Leaders of key Baptist partners sent the following messages in response to the announcement.
The tradition of celebrating Earth Day on April 22 is one of the fruits of "environmental awakening" in the end of the 1960s. Started in 1970 in the United States, it has grown into an international movement with partners in 196 countries. This year's Earth Day is focusing on environmental and climate literacy.
This year our churches in East and West both celebrate the same day for Easter. It’s a powerful sign of our unity in the faith of the Risen Christ. I write to wish our EBF family the joy of the Risen Christ this Easter time.
The Hungarian Baptist Deaf Church has recently started to enter the international (European) arena with its ministry. Their aim is to increase awareness in other European countries, too, of the special needs and opportunities for ministering to people, who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Watch Tony Peck’s interview with Tugsuu Demberel (Mongolia/Austria) about the growth of Mongolian churches in Europe.
After many months of preparation, planning and prayer, the EBF Younger Leaders’ Programme TRANSFORM held its first meeting in Vienna, Austria, from 15-18 March. Present in Vienna were six men and five women who had been identified by their Baptist Unions or Conventions in Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Lebanon, Turkey and the International Baptist Convention.
Robert Parham, founder and executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics, died March 5 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after a prolonged illness. Friends and colleagues share their reflections on Parham's life, work, legacy and friendship.
Having been involved with European Baptists and their theological training for several decades, Alec Gilmore recently visited the IBTS Centre in Amsterdam for the first time.
EBF leaders discussed the pastoral and missional issues arising from churches’ response to the issue of homosexuality and how they relate to the homosexual men and women who may already be attending our churches.
Washington, DC (BWA)--Neville Callam has given notice of his intention to retire as general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) on December 31, 2017.