Church buses, pick-up trucks, vans, and automobiles transporting thousands of men were converging on First Baptist Church Woodstock last Friday for the second mammoth men's conference in consecutive weekends. Yet on the threshold of a tremendously busy weekend Pastor Johnny Hunt wanted to talk about the Cooperative Program.
The much-discussed merger of Southern Baptists' two mission boards will not be among the recommendations presented to the Southern Baptist Convention at its June meeting in Orlando, the chairman of the SBC's Great Commission Resurgence Task Force said Feb. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Protestant pastors in America are working long hours, sometimes at the expense of relationships with church members, prospects, family, and even the Lord, according to a LifeWay Research study released Jan. 5.
At the point where Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts come together, and about a mile from a forest called Satans Kingdom, Northfield, Mass., isn't exactly what you’d call a hotbed of either conservatives or evangelicals.
What Lanier Mason does at Union Baptist Church comes naturally. He remembers his dad helping him build racer cars and onion and potato boxes when Lanier was six. Later on his grandfather would take time when not on his shift with the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department to give more instruction about woodworking.
Despite his busy schedule as president of Colorado megaministry Focus on the Family, Jim Daly makes it a priority to leave the office in time to arrive home by 6 p.m. to spend time with his wife and two young sons.
Prince Avenue Baptist Church held the dedication service for their new church facilities on Sunday morning, Jan. 24. The church had been meeting for more than two years on their school property in Oconee County, but with the recent completion of the massive new church building the relocation process has come to a very successful conclusion.
The Christian Index has officially entered the world of Twitter at twitter.com/christianindex. The social networking site will provide breaking news of interest to Georgia Baptists as well as a list of Georgia Baptist pastors and leaders for other Twitter users.
Southern Baptists gave $56.5 million in 2009 to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. The amount was 2.7 percent (or $1.5 million) off the previous year's giving mark and $8.5 million below the goal of $65 million.
Pieces from what many scholars argue is the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century have found a permanent residence at Southwestern Seminary. Southwestern trustee Gary Loveless presented President Paige Patterson with the collection during a seminary chapel service Jan. 20.
The 2010 SBC Pastors' Conference will focus on "Greater Things," according to Kevin Ezell, pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., and president of the pastors' sessions to be held in Orlando, Fla., June 13-14.
Southern Baptists in Florida and elsewhere have been called to raise their "collected voices" Feb. 14 on behalf of "the hurting people of Haiti as they try to recover from one of the most devastating disasters in the Western Hemisphere."
An organization that serves the persecuted church again has rated North Korea as the worst oppressor of Christians. It was the eighth consecutive year that Open Doors gave the Asian regime the top ranking, this time 25 points ahead of Iran, the No. 2-rated country.
Pope Benedict XVI has called on Turkey to give legal recognition to the Roman Catholic Church in the Muslim-majority but politically secular nation, which has been criticized for its treatment of religious minorities as it seeks to join the European Union.
Prior to his nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Woodstock First Baptist Church Pastor Johnny Hunt stated, "Statistics indicate that 9 out of 10 Southern Baptist churches are declining. I have never been a part of anything on a death march, and I am willing with every fiber of my being to lead the charge for God’s great work in our denomination."
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published February 11, 2010
The reason I enjoy my ministry so much was beautifully framed by my experiences today.
Your editorial "Reinventing Christianity" struck several nerve-ends for me. Ever since I perceived the beginnings of the Emergent Church movement, I have wondered what their agenda was. It has now been made unmistakably clear.