The large majority of Southern Baptist pastors believe strongly in the Cooperative Program (CP) – the Southern Baptist Convention’s unified approach to missions support – because it allows congregations to accomplish more together than they could achieve by themselves.
Evangelist Mike Holt and “7Project” swept through the middle schools and high schools of Douglas County with amazing success Oct. 10-23 according to Kevin Maples, pastor of Dorsett Shoals Baptist Church.
Set against the scuff-marked walls of a church racquetball court, Ken Hemphill paused before dozens of sepia-toned photographs of people from Central Asia. On the floor a candle flickered among hundreds of unlit tea lights.
The GBC Executive Committee approved the re-election of Jerry Speer, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Columbus, as chairman and Fred Evers of Northside Baptist Church in Tifton as vice chairman Dec.16.
For a long time there have been two Stone Creek churches in Dry Branch, just east of Macon. Except for the saving gospel they preach, surface appearances have them as different as black and white. Beginning on Mother’s Day last year it took a storm to bring them together.
J.R. Moreno and his wife, Cathy, were on their honeymoon in Biloxi, Miss., 30 years ago when they saw the artistic work of a college student. The student was airbrushing T-shirts. Moreno was so impressed that he purchased two of the shirts and commented to his new bride, “I can do that.”
From handing out coffee and hot chocolate at intersections to cleaning up after the local Christmas parade, Sequoia Community Church members have made service an integral part of their mission since the Ottawa-area church was born about nine years ago.
Bethany Baptist Church in Keokuk, Iowa, a congregation affiliated with the Baptist Convention of Iowa, was struck by fire Dec. 13, less than three months after most of the historic building was devastated by arson.
Robert A. Schuller has resigned as senior pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Southern California after his father, Robert H. Schuller, said his son would no longer be the sole preacher on the church’s “Hour of Power” television program.
An American Indian boy who wears his hair in a braid as part of a religious custom will be allowed to remain at his school after school officials reversed an earlier decision that the child would have to cut his hair or wear his braid in a bun.
This issue of The Christian Index is dated Jan. 1. That doesn’t happen often, but all of us on staff at your Georgia Baptist state paper want to wish for you and yours a very blessed and prosperous new year.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published January 1, 2009
The world may be divided into two separate groups, givers and takers. We can see this from our own personal experiences. Certainly, I saw this on my recent mission trip to Russia.
Follow God's Word By J. Wayne Jenkins, Associational missionary, Western Baptist Association Published January 1, 2009
In response to the Nov. 20 editorial (“The hour is late and the situation is desperate”) the men of Sodom (Gen 19:4-9), like some today in California, Massachusetts, and elsewhere in America, also had an open agenda pushing sodomy (modernly referred to as “homosexuality”) as a public way of life.