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Live updates from the February 2016 Executive Committee Meeting. No need to refresh your browser. Updates will appear in real time.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20161:52 pm

Welcome to the Live Blog of the February 2016 SBC Executive Committee meetings in Nashville, TN. We’ll be bringing you notes and information as it is released from the various SBC entities.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20161:54 pm

IMB will be releasing final numbers on the VRI on Wednesday, February 23 at their trustee meeting.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20161:54 pm

IMB is well on its way to a balanced budget in 2017.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:13 pm

Updates coming from Kevin Ezell of NAMB now.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:13 pm

A major piece of Crossover Phoenix will be an evangelism crusade.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:14 pm

This is a result of NAMB’s major push on evangelism and the hiring of Vance Pitman, national mobilizer for evangelism.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:14 pm

Since 2012 NAMB had increase church plant funding to non-South state conventions by 93%.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:16 pm

Hear more from Vance Pitman in our interview with him – https://t.co/GSIX0zn6A1

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:41 pm

We just had a short break. Seminary presidents are up next.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:55 pm

A video update and stats from SEBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/sebts.asp

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:56 pm
A video update and stats from SBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/sbts.asp
Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:56 pm
A video update and stats from SWBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/swbts.asp
Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:56 pm
A video update and stats from NOBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/nobts.asp
Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:56 pm
A video update and stats from MBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/mbts.asp
Jonathan Howe February 22, 20162:56 pm
A video update and stats from GGBTS is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/ggbts.asp
Jonathan Howe February 22, 20164:04 pm

Dr. Russell Moore provided an ERLC update. Details available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/erlc.asp

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20164:05 pm

Budget recommendations are being made now. Most of that information is available here: http://www.sbc.net/cp/ministryreports/2016/sbcec.asp

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:02 pm

The Monday evening plenary session has started. We’ll be bringing you highlights from the session.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:04 pm

Highlights of tonight’s session include a report from Dr. Frank Page and an address from Dr. Ronnie Floyd.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:09 pm

Eddie Kinchen, ExComm member and member of FBC Jackson (MS), is giving a word of encouragement from Scripture.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:28 pm

Dr. Page is now beginning his address after we worked though some of the formalities of roll call and the welcome.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:30 pm

“We need to be resolute in leaving behind a legacy of commitment to our Lord.” — D.r Frank Page

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:32 pm

38%: Average percentage of state convention receipts forwarded to the SBC

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:33 pm

26 state conventions increased SP giving, 12 made no changes, 2 decreased sending amounts.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:34 pm

CP Receipts reached 100.62% of projected budget in 14-15

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:34 pm

CP gifts were up 1.39% year-over-year

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:35 pm

At the end of Jan 2016, we are 1.6% ahead of last year’s giving (but you knew that already because we covered it on the podcast ;-))

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:36 pm

LMCO gifts are ahead 11.5% over the previous year gifts. That is MASSIVE. Last year’s giving was $154M. If that held true, that would be an LMCO of more than $170M!!!

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:37 pm

Read that previous post again, folks. THAT IS HUGE.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:40 pm

That’s all from Dr. Page. Encouraging numbers related to giving.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:42 pm

Hotel reservations for the SBC annual meeting in STL are up year-over-year. Not surprising, there, but good to confirm.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:42 pm

Hotel reservations for the SBC annual meeting in STL are up year-over-year. Not surprising, but good to confirm.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:43 pm

Dr. Ronnie Floyd just began his address to the ExComm.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:55 pm

Dr. Floyd preaching from the HCSB. (available at LifeWay.com)

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20167:59 pm

Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man. For You are the God of my refuge. Why have You rejected me? Why must I go about in sorrow because of the enemy’s oppression? Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me. Let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to Your dwelling place. Then I will come to the altar of God, to God, my greatest joy. I will praise You with the lyre, God, my God. Why am I so depressed? Why this turmoil within me? Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.—Psalm 43:1-5

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20168:01 pm

Really good sermon/address from Dr. Floyd tonight.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20168:08 pm

Dr. Floyd right now. Crushed it.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20168:09 pm

Dr. Floyd will likely put this talk (or at least the text) on his blog later on. I highly recommend checking it out.

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20168:12 pm

“We need a new kind of leader to rise up in the SBC.”—Dr. Ronnie Floyd

Jonathan Howe February 22, 20168:23 pm

Dr. Floyd is covering the schedule for the upcoming Annual Meeting. We’ll go over that this week on the podcast.

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