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Issue Date: 2011-03-10
Volume: 190
Number: 5


'We can't lose this nation'

Champion Forest Baptist Church leaders credit a year-long emphasis on missions giving for the fact that its 5,000 members gave more than $175,000 to missions through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering on a Sunday morning.
In session
Georgia Baptists a major part of public school Bible instruction

On the phone between meetings last August, Terri Butcher talked like someone looking to accomplish a lot as soon as possible.
Influential trustee, pastor Crowley dies
Robert D. Crowley, a trustee of Southeastern Seminary who was instrumental in Paige Patterson's election as SEBTS president in 1992, died Feb. 14 after more than 44 years of ministry. He was 80.
Congressman Paul Broun: committed to the Bible and the U. S. Constitution

United States Representative Paul C. Broun Jr. was elected to Congress in 2007 to serve the Tenth District of Georgia.
'Miss Vickie' a role model at MSU

College freshman Shemaiah Strickland suffered with horrible nightmares when she first came to Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Daytona 500 winner is outspoken Christian

Twenty-year-old Trevor Bayne - an outspoken Christian who often uses social media like Twitter to talk about his faith - became the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 Feb. 20 at the Daytona International Speedway.
NAMB transfers World Changers, RAs to LifeWay, WMU
World Changers and Royal Ambassadors will no longer be the primary responsibility of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) starting in 2012, according to the Southern Baptist domestic missions entity.
Thanks to Gwinnett pregnancy center, mom keeps baby, finds Christ

Serving as a volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett for the past six years, Christine Hobafcovich has seen hundreds of women in need come through the doors of the center outside Atlanta since her first night on the job.
Page inaugurated as Executive Committee president

Executive Committee members, Southern Baptist Convention entity heads and other guests gathered Feb. 21 to inaugurate Frank Page as the SBC Executive Committee's sixth president.
Ignite the Passion
State Evangelism Conference attendees called to renewal
The State Evangelism Conference of the Georgia Baptist Convention was held in First Baptist Church of Conyers Feb. 28-March 1.

People and Places

First Springfield takes part in Children's Ministry Day
Seventy children and 30 adults from First Church of Springfield participated in a nationwide community service campaign called Children's Ministry Day on Feb. 19.
Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

Truett McConnell: Is it worth the investment?

Is the Georgia Baptist Convention being good stewards of the money being committed to its trust by Billy and Betty Baptist? It is an appropriate question and deserves an honest and forthright answer.

Bible Study

Relationships Under Stress

1 Peter 2:11-12; 3:1-12
Bible Studies for Life, Mar 20
Stay the Course

1 Peter 4:1-19
Bible Studies for Life, Mar 27


Kevin Ezell and Annie Armstrong

Kevin Ezell, the new president of the North American Mission Board, is one of the bright young leaders in Southern Baptist life.
Her 'personal request'

A young lady approached me with a solemn, somber expression in her brown eyes, trying to hold back the tears, as I left the church auditorium's platform after extending the invitation.
The Open Door

This is a new day in the Southern Baptist Convention, and I could not be more excited about the potential for the future.
Bullies making school difficult for child

Georgia Voices

Bushes didn't need to debate 'works' in the first place

I am very disturbed over the Barbara Bush-Billy Graham issue (TCI Feb. 24 p. 16, "Billy Graham 'born Christian' quote stirs debate").