Troy Gramling, lead pastor of Flamingo Road Church in Cooper City, will be nominated president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference during its June meeting in Orlando, John Cross, pastor of South Biscayne Church in North Port, announced March 18.
The Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention approved has a motion to fully endorse the Cooperative Program as "the historical and proven method of missions support" for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Shown above are the current and proposed Missions Giving categories as reflected on the Annual Church Profile. There are two primary changes, both in nomenclature and in what gifts will be allowed to be counted.
In an undated blog, Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, said Morris H. Chapman, president of the Executive Committee, does not believe the Great Commission is the purpose of the SBC.
If you were compelled to choose a place that typified unwavering tradition and southern charm you might zero in on Georgia's Miller County and then narrow your selection to the county seat of Colquitt.
The irony of life in the Southern Baptist corral is that for most of the past 30 years Southern Baptists have elected to national leadership men who did not demonstrate deep-seated, heartfelt, convictional support of the Southern Baptist Convention..
Joel Southerland, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton, has developed a social networking plan to help Baptists communicate their thoughts on the changes being proposed by the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force.
I want to begin this editorial with a definition of terms. First, "cronyism" is defined as "a partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications."