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Southern Baptists Head to Annual Meeting at Crossroads on Race, Gender

people praying at an SBC meeting, Southern Baptists head to the SBC annual meeting

The upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention promises to be a reckoning for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Data released in May shows that the denomination has lost 2.3 million members since 2006. Despite efforts to beef up evangelism, a drop in membership of 2 percent in 2018-2019 represents the largest single-year decline in more than a century.

Beth Moore Left the SBC after the SBC Left Women to Fend for Themselves

Beth Moore speaking at a conference, Beth Moore left the SBC after the SBC left women to fend for themselves

The church needs women who are seminary trained. The church needs women teaching in seminaries. The church needs women to minister to the world through academic appointments in secular institutions. The church needs women who serve in these ways, just as it needs women who are missionaries, mothers, teachers, servants, leaders and friends. Women in the church don’t need a room of their own as much as the church needs both women and men in the room.