In response to reduced giving during the current economic downturn, International Mission Board trustees approved suspending new appointments to the International Service Corps and Masters programs during their May 19-20 meeting in Denver.
"If you will, with a broken heart, affirm the recommendation of our staff to temporarily suspend the ISC and Masters programs, and limit other new missionary appointments, please say 'aye.'" The motion passed.
Signers of any document, whether the Baptist Faith and Message or Great Commission Resurgence, frequently affix their signatures but are unable to explain which portions they agree with and which portions give them concerns.
Mandisa, the Grammy and Dove award-nominated singer who rocketed to fame during the 2006 "American Idol" season, will perform as part of the North American Mission Board's presentation at the SBC on Wednesday night, June 24.
The Georgia Baptist Convention annual session to be held at First Baptist Church in Woodstock this fall will look different from past conventions. In an exclusive interview with Christian Index editor Gerald Harris, GBC President Bucky Kennedy shares his thoughts about the meeting to be held Nov. 9-10.
The Georgia Baptist Convention leads the SBC in the number of men, young men, and boys participating in Men's Ministries for the 2008 church year. And the difference between it and the next state convention isn't even close.
After a vote by International Mission Board trustees to suspend some short-term appointments and limit the number of new missionaries, Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt told trustees it's time "to take the gloves off."
During a trip to Peru, Tony Llorens looked into the eyes of the people and knew without a doubt this was where he needed to be. But his preparation for missionary service at New Orleans Seminary brought hardship to his family.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published June 4, 2009
I would like to take the opportunity of this article to express appreciation to Jim Maran, president and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and Kerry Armstrong, chairman of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, for honoring the Georgia Baptist Convention as a leading non-profit in Gwinnett County.
As I read The Christian Index this week I was amazed that you chose to use a picture of Miss California in a dress that was so provocative. As Christians we need to be mindful that a lost world should see a difference in the way a lady who is a Christian dresses versus the way a woman of the world dresses.
After reading "Toward a Great Commission Resurgence," I am convinced our greatest need is identified in point four, "A Commitment to Biblical Inerrancy and Sufficiency," and boldly declared in the final statement under this heading.