Downward pressure Neighboring state conventions are coming to terms with a leaner economy as Cooperative Program giving shrinks to levels not seen in nearly a decade. By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published December 3, 2009
The U.S. government may have declared that the Great Recession is officially over, but try telling that to Georgia Baptists who continue to struggle with paying their mortgages while maintaining their financial commitment to their churches.
While almost everyone embraces the thought of being home for Christmas there are hundreds of thousands of men and women in the military who will not have that opportunity.
Perfect for 25 years Black Springs Baptist member a Sunday School constant By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published December 3, 2009
It's in the details for Jason Miller. When seeing a car or truck driving down the highway, he takes mental notes and later reconstructs what he saw with his K-nex construction pieces. When bored, he hand copies Scripture for the amount of time it takes you to watch a movie.
A couple of Southern Baptist congregations near Fort Hood served as rallying places for the community and offered messages of hope Nov. 8 following a shooting on a military post that left 12 soldiers, one civilian, and one pre-born baby dead and 29 others wounded.
Despite the rocky economy and a red-line budget, International Mission Board trustees took a step of faith Nov. 10 when they celebrated the appointment of 55 new missionaries at Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., in conjunction with the Louisiana Baptist Convention annual meeting.
Frank Page, who serves as vice president of evangelization for the North American Mission Board and served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2006-2008, has asked for prayer for himself and his family in the death of his daughter, Melissa.
A tiny town in Oklahoma is throwing its support behind a push to build a privately run, faith-based prison that would employ only Christians and attempt to rehabilitate inmates using biblical concepts.
For years, the public housing facility across from Savannah Baptist Center has required its unemployed residents to do eight hours of community service each month. That's how Sandra Franklin first came to the doors of the center.
Since our Georgia Baptist Convention meeting I have preached in another state convention, traveled to Germany and Latvia, enjoyed a family vacation in the Sunshine State with all ten grandchildren, had another birthday, and had some time to reflect on our recent GBC meeting at First Baptist Church in Woodstock.
Coupons in hand, I race through the grocery store attempting to find the most nutritious foods for the least amount of money. Today's economic climate pushes me to pinch every penny while the thought of the latest strain of flu keeps my focus on fruits and veggies for my two-year-old.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published December 3, 2009
"How can I get more money to the International Mission Board to support the taking of the Gospel to the nations?"