CLAYTON - Last year in Georgia there was one forced termination of a church minister for nearly every Sunday morning, every Sunday evening, and every Wednesday night service in the year. By the time 2002 came to a close, 128 ministers had been forced from their positions of leadership in Georgia Baptist churches.
Clayton - "You never saw so many cracks in walls and ceilings in your life," Leatrice Lee states as she reminisces over the first time she set foot in the aging structure that would become the guest house for hurting ministers at Camp Pinnacle.
The afternoon sun was hot and she needed to nurse her baby. The van was too far away to walk to, so this mother went to the only private place she could find: a stall in one of the fairground bathrooms.
A totally redeemed church could dramatically and dynamically impact our society, but how many churches are thoroughly Christian? What is a Christian? Is a Christian merely someone who believes the tenets of our faith? Is a Christian someone who willingly confesses that he or she is a believer? Is a Christian someone who has identified with a local church?
A little boy entered the church with his parents, and he began making noise. His father said, "Be quiet in God's house."
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published October 23, 2003
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! I just received the Cooperative Program gifts report from Morris Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.