Formed in 1946 by the Southern Baptist Convention, and supported with Cooperative Program funds, Baptist Press (BP) is a daily (M-F) international news wire service. Operating from a central bureau in Nashville, Tenn., BP works with four partnering bureaus (Richmond, Va.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Washington, D.C.), as well as with a large network of contributing writers, photographers and editorial providers, to produce BP News.
SBC LIFE, published by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, is the journal of the Southern Baptist Convention. Inaugurated in 1993 by the SBC Executive Committee and supported with Cooperative Program funds, SBC LIFE features articles and updates on topics and issues related to Southern Baptist missions and ministries, churches, and the culture. It provides information, encouragement, and inspiration, and majors on telling the good news of what God is doing through the Southern Baptist Convention and its people.
SBC North American Mission Board
The North American Mission Board assists Southern Baptists in their task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the United States, Canada and their territories through a national strategy for sharing Christ, starting churches and sending missionaries, in cooperation with Acts 1:8 Partners.
SBC International Mission Board
The International Mission Board (formerly Foreign Mission Board) is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. The board's main objective is presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order to lead individuals to saving faith in Him and result in church-planting movements among all the peoples of the world. Almost 5,000 people groups - 1.6 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.
Amazon Vision Ministries
The mission of Amazon Vision Ministries is to carry the Hope of Christ to the Ribeirinho People of the Amazon River Basin.
AVM provides resources and organizes workers, mostly short-term volunteers, to reach out to the isolated villages located in this vast region. The volunteers minister to spiritual and physical needs of the people from a floating base of operations, the river boat. The scope of these ministries include medical and dental care, distribution of certain medicines, fresh water well drilling, clothing distribution, evangelism, discipleship, leadership development training, church planting, children's Bible education, and construction teams.
AVM maintains partnerships for this river ministry with American and Brazilian organizations including the Florida Baptist Convention, The International Mission Board, The Amazonas Baptist Convention, The Brazilian Baptist Convention, and Asas de Socorro.
Long Avenue Baptist partnered with AVM to provide short term missionaries summer trips in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Nehemiah's Vision is a non profit 501(c) 3 organization formed by a group of Baptist men in southeast Texas with a vision to share the love of God in practical ways by assisting in the recovery efforts in the Texas/Louisiana area and in future crises elsewhere. Their primary goals are to assist in this effort with the uninsured and underinsured homeowners and churches - those unable to take care of these needs by themselves. The name for the company was chosen because their mission is similar to the commission God gave Nehemiah in restoring the wall of Jerusalem. Just like Nehemiah, much prayer preceded the formation of this endeavor. God used hurricanes Katrina and Rita to accelerate and clarify both the needs and a means to meeting them.