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October 21, 2002







The 5,100 missionaries appointed by the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission
Board are being required to affirm the controversial Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
Latest developments are listed below.

bluebullSign BF&M or don't return to field, furloughing missionaries told by IMB 10/21
bluebullMissions network, record budget to command convention spotlight 10/21
bluebullMission board offers compromise on covenant agreement 10/14
bluebullTOGETHER: Network can enable missions action 10/7
bluebullIMB transferring Yemen hospital to Muslim-run charity 10/7
bluebullMissiologists affirm BGCT network 10/7

bluebullEDITORIAL: BGCT's actions preserve stability as SBC drifts away 9/30
bluebullExecutive Board removes BF&M reference from agreement with SBC 9/30
bluebullWorld missions network wins favor of BGCT Executive Board members 9/30
bluebullCouple reportedly rejected by IMB because their pastor is a woman 9/16
bluebullSBC leaders critique BGCT's missions and budget 9/16
bluebullNAMB president & BGCT see two situations differently 9/16
bluebullBGCT study calls for no relationship change with SBC 9/9
bluebullNew worldwide missions network proposed by BGCT 9/9
bluebullD.C. convention 'not for sale,' leader says in response to NAMB 8/19.

bluebullIMB trustees appoint 79, receive 53 resignations; 12 cite BF&M 8/19
bluebullRankin letter explains BF&M request, compares it to averting terrorism 8/12
bluebullFull text of Rankin's letter 8/12

bluebullSBC will defund D.C. convention; new convention 7/15
bluebullCurry not invited to visit IMB after all 7/15
bluebullChurches want help networking 7/15

bluebullEl Paso Spanish publishing house seeks new niche 6/24
bluebullA dozen motions made at SBC, but none debated 6/17
bluebullTexas missionary's criticism of SBC magazine factored in BF&M mandate 6/3
bluebullTwo more missionaries explain why they won't sign 6/3
bluebullSpanish pastor commends Texas Partnerships approach 6/3

bluebullMissions challenges, reports highlight BGCT spring Executive Board meeting 5/27
bluebullONE WHO WON'T SIGN: Granddaughter of 'Preacher Hallock' 5/20
bluebullHall: BGCT still funds missions as churches direct 5/20

bluebullEl Paso missionary recalls Rankin pledged no signing 4/8
bluebullMissionaries explain reasons for not signing BF&M 4/8

bluebullRankin expects most missionaries to sign; trustees commend Rankin 3/25
bluebullHas IMB changed requirements? 3/11
bluebullMissionaries express concern in e-mails 3/11
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IMB says BGCT 'manufacturing crisis' 3/4
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Fund set up to help missionaries in BF&M crisis 3/4
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No creed being imposed -- Jerry Rankin 3/4

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Practice missionary empathy 2/25
bluebullPeril of a man-made document 2/11
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BF&M not litmus test, Rankin says 2/18
bluebullConscience vs. continuation 2/4
bluebullMissionaries must sign 2/4





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