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Issue Date: 2011-02-10
Volume: 190
Number: 3

News

Liquor on Sunday
Legislative Update

They're back and not going to take it anymore.
Phoenix - Tuscon Corridor additional Crossover photos
Ezell gives preview of new NAMB strategy
North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell proposed new strategy, new vice presidents and a staff reorganization when he met with NAMB trustees at a board meeting Feb. 9 in Alpharetta.
Ezell announces $54.3 million offering, discusses NAMB changes

Southern Baptists gave $54.3 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2010 - a $2.3 million or 4 percent decline compared to the 2009 total of $56.6 million. The amount for 2010 is not yet audited.
GBC leadership summit melds younger voices with experience

It's a stereotype, but Baptists have their reasons for loving a potluck. In addition to eating, you sit down and talk. Perhaps you get to know people better.
At 2011 SBC: more missions, no night sessions
Changes are in store for the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting - including two missionary appointment services, fewer business sessions and no night sessions - in hopes that more people will participate, the chairman of the committee planning that meeting announced Jan. 28.
Phoenix - Tucson Corridor (Overview)
Georgia Baptists have unlimited ministry opportunities in the Phoenix - Tucson Corridor

It's been eight years since Southern Baptists converged on this desert southwest city for an annual meeting and Crossover outreach.
Retiring support staff honored at Missions and Ministry Center
Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Director J. Robert White joins GBC retiring support staff that were honored Feb. 1 at a special luncheon at the Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth.
Jim Turnbo: ministering in a diverse, sparse New Mexico

"When I am watching my pastors be effective for the Lord, and they're drawing attention to the Lord and nobody knows who Jim Turnbo is, but they see God blessing in that church, that's what gets me going like nothing else." So says Jim Turnbo.
Phoenix - Tucson Corridor
Georgia Baptists have unlimited ministry opportunities in the Phoenix - Tucson Corridor

Massive cacti. Mountain peaks stretching toward the turquoise-colored sky. Cowboys and, yes, Native Americans.
Gears and the Gospel
Biker Bible Study provides a place to study Scripture

There's a lot of black leather in the room. Boots, jackets, vests ... and Bible covers.
How to be involved ... from near or far
There is little reason for any Georgia Baptist to say he or she cannot participate in Crossover because they don't have the time or financial means to travel to Arizona.
Brewton-Parker cuts tuition 25 percent
Board reduces tuition and creates Brown School of Christian Studies
Attending classes at Brewton-Parker College just got a lot cheaper by 25 percent after trustees voted to slash tuition by a fourth during their January meeting. The lower pricing will be effective with the Fall 2011 semester.
Hebron's Larry Wynn selected to be NAMB's vice president for evangelism

Larry Wynn, pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, has been tapped by North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell to be the agency's vice president for evangelism.

Baptist News Summary

Former WMU president Christine Gregory dies
Christine Gregory, national Woman's Missionary Union president from 1975-1981, died Jan. 22, in Danville, Va. She was 89.
Kentucky Baptist Convention cuts five full-time, 19 part-time positions
The Kentucky Baptist Convention's Mission Board will eliminate five full-time and 19 part-time positions in its next budget in order to send a larger percentage of church gifts to Southern Baptist Convention causes throughout the nation and around the world.
Land resigns coalition supporting mosques
A top leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has resigned from a new interfaith coalition, saying some fellow Southern Baptists felt it was inappropriate for him to support the building of mosques.
As CP giving rebounded, so did congregation

People and Places

McConnell Memorial donates history to GBC archives
Obituaries
Revivals
Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

Small church provides example of sacrificial giving, living

2010 was a tough year for our country and our churches as a result of a down economy.

Bible Study

God Loves Like A 'Grand' Father

Hosea 11:1-11
Bible Studies for Life, Feb 20
God Loves to Wecome Us Home

Hosea 14:1-9
Bible Studies for Life, Feb 27

Columns

Tozer's rules for self-discovery (part I)

I love to read the works of the renowned pastor, author, magazine editor and Bible conference speaker Alden Wilson Tozer.
Withholding dessert won't change daughter's behavior

New congressional tax legislation will impact GBC churches

The Internal Revenue Service has released instructions to help churches implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes, along with new income tax withholding tables, and charitable contributions extension rules that churches will use during 2011.
The Open Door

Jesus had a lot to say about children.