The Cooperative Program allocation budget ended its fiscal year with its first increase since 2007, a moment that Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page said was a "cause for joy" in light of economic hard times.
In an effort reflecting a renewed push toward evangelism, equipping sessions for that purpose will be a new staple of the Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, held this year Nov. 14-15 at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.
Mark Twain, whose worldview is difficult to pin down, sounded very much like an atheist when he said, "There is no other life; life itself is only a vision and a dream for nothing exists but space and you."
Members and guests at North Metro Baptist Church gathered for a missionary commissioning service witnessed a tangible reminder of the purpose for their celebration when Senior Pastor Frank Cox opened the evening by baptizing Bianca, a new church member from El Salvador.
There are a variety of ways to share one's faith. Index Managing Editor Joe Westbury met up with Sarah Davis at the Anderson/Cohen Weightlifting Center in Savannah where she told about competing internationally and how it opens the door to telling others about Christ.
If Southern Baptist churches would increase their Cooperative Program giving by 1 percent next year, an additional $100 million would be available for accomplishing the Great Commission, Frank Page said during the Executive Committee report at the SBC annual meeting.
On a recent trip to San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico I met Hugo Campos, who is on the staff of the San Diego Baptist Association. He is a passionate Christian who shared with me a simple plan of salvation, which he uses and has found effective.
Personally I don't care what name the SBC uses because it will not define us, and members of a church are not of the same mind on all subjects. If we change our name, I think we should change our priorities also.
Insiders need to stop By Wayne Jenkins, Director of Missions, Western Association, Newnan Published October 20, 2011
Many Georgia Baptists have been reading an anonymous blog created by a so-called group of "Insiders."