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Issue Date: 2011-07-14
Volume: 190
Number: 14


Redeemed and they love to proclaim it

The old farm buildings have clearly seen better days. Some of the boards are warped, naturally weathered through decades of deep snows and legendary harsh Russian winters.
Where there's a Wil: Harp's Crossing member tops nationals

Taking part in a speakers competition, Georgia Baptist Wil Bates wanted to tackle a subject he felt had slidden by his peers.
CP giving .36 percent below previous year's pace
Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are .36 percent below the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.
Baptist Retirement Communities
Affordable senior housing comes to north Georgia

Georgia Baptists will have another option where to spend their retirement years in January when Baptist Retirement Communities dedicates its first cottages in scenic Towns County.
Two by Two going by van
Two East Texas Baptist University graduates are traveling from city to city, much like the appointed 72 in Luke chapter 10.
London tattoo artists garner church's love

Dave's been inflicting pain on people almost all day - every day - for 12 years. But he likes you, or else he wouldn't do it.
Speer and Northside celebrate 30 years of ministry together

Pastor Jerry Speer used "The Pastor's Corner" on his church's website to express his gratitude for Northside's acknowledgement of his 30th anniversary as the church's pastor.
Aisha Ellis spared to serve

Aisha Ellis, a member of Peace Baptist Church in Tucker who will begin her freshman year at Tuskegee University in the fall, served as a page at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix last month. She also served as a page at the 2010 Convention in Orlando.
BPC trustees affirm BF&M, elect chairman

Brewton-Parker College trustees have adopted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as the school's doctrinal mission statement. The policy-making body also instructed the college's Presidential Search Committee to seek a president who ascribes to the historical document.
SBC registration comes to 4,852
Georgia sends second-most messengers
SBC registration secretary Jim Wells has released official registration figures for the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix.
IMB, NAMB partnership transcends borders

Recently planted seeds of a new partnership between Southern Baptists' two mission boards are already beginning to sprout.
New IMB resources point believers toward 'Loving Muslims'

Cade Rutledge* used to wave his American flags and get really fired up about "getting those terrorists."
GER strengthens SBC ties in Guatemala
Georgia pastors part of Central America training for ministers

Noteworthy returns for the Great Commission more than justify the efforts and energies of the Southern Baptist Convention's Global Evangelical Relations initiative, as Garry Eudy sees it.
U.S. needs 'bivocational pastor movement'

Small churches and bivocational pastors are a Great Commission powerhouse, a North American Mission Board leader told the Bivocational Small Church Leadership Network during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

People and Places

Where are you serving this summer?
Scholarships awarded during annual music camps
Youth Music Camp and All-State Choir and Orchestra
Georgia Baptist up-and-coming vocalists and musicians have been recognized for outstanding musical skills through the annual Youth Music Camp and All-State Choir and Orchestra competition.
Stanley closing in on four decades teaching Sunday School

Cooperative Program Stories

Generosity: Roswell Baptist Association
An Association of Churches with Open Hands

Members attending the Georgia Baptist Convention's 3,564 churches, give an average of 2.33 percent of their income to their local church every Sunday. That is a total of $15.88 per week as the offering plate passes by. Not so in Roswell Baptist Association.

Bible Study

Personal Responsibility

Romans 6:8-18
Bible Studies for Life, Jul 24
Personal Service

Gal. 5:13-16, 22-26; 6:7-10
Bible Studies for Life, Jul 31


Parents try balancing needs of sick child with others

Why adopt?

Until perhaps recently, most believers, in my experience, have only considered adoption and orphan care in a couple circumstances.
The Open Door

July 17 is Senior Adult Ministries Day in the Georgia Baptist Convention. Senior Adults are a vital part of the ministry of our churches, and thus our Convention as well.
Who killed Caylee Anthony?

Assistant prosecutor Christopher Darden thought for certain that the dark leather glove found at the crime scene would surely link former American football star and actor Orenthal James Simpson to the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.