In an effort to protect funding for work in pioneer areas, as well as ministries traditionally organized for rural America, the Alabama Baptist Conference of Directors of Associational Missions has issued an open letter calling for a slowdown in funding changes related to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report.
The Rachel Sims Baptist Mission and the Carver Baptist Center - now owned and operated by the Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board - will close effective Dec. 31, 2010. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, ownership of both properties will transfer to the New Orleans Baptist Association.
Georgia Baptists meeting in annual session at Albany's Sherwood Baptist Church passed two resolutions reaffirming the Acts 1:8 mandate beginning first in Judea (Georgia) and then spreading to the uttermost parts of the earth, and against gambling.
I have been incredibly blessed watching my three sons become equipped to better serve Christ through Baptist Student Union/Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BSU/BCM) during their years of learning on three different college campuses.
Georgia Baptist Convention president and pastor of First Baptist Church Thomasville Dan Spencer presided over the annual session of the Convention meeting with the dignity and spiritual perception one would have anticipated.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published December 2, 2010
Imagine, if you will, the perfect beginning to the Christmas season. We experienced it at the White house. Our three daughters and their families crowded in for several days together, and we had a wonderful time!