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 By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published February 10, 2011
It's been eight years since Southern Baptists converged on this desert southwest city for an annual meeting and Crossover outreach.
"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 By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published February 10, 2011
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 By Sherri Brown, Special to The Index Published February 10, 2011
There's a lot of black leather in the room. Boots, jackets, vests ... and Bible covers.
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.
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.
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.
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 By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 10, 2011