Only 46 percent of children in the United States will reach age 17 having grown up in a home with biological parents who are married – a figure that has a significant impact on the nation’s graduation, poverty and teenage birth rates, according to a new report.
While both candidates for office of GBC president campaigned on the need to be more inclusive of Georgia Baptists who have not served on key committees, newly-elected GBC President John Waters of Statesboro went a step further.
Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins has called Jim Perdue as senior pastor, effective Jan. 1. The Georgia native and son of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has served as pastor of Crosspointe Baptist Church in Millington, TN, since August 2007.
Saving money is a good thing. The Bible tells us to "go to the ant, o sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest" (Proverbs 6:6-7, NASB). By developing a "saving" attitude, we can begin to live a "saving" lifestyle. And with a "saving" lifestyle, you’re much better prepared to face the ups and downs of a volatile economy.
Andrew Ryzhkov was raised in Belarus under Soviet Communism. He stated, "I was a wild child, but when I repented and trusted Christ as my Savior I became a quiet and respectful student. Communist KGB agents were present in the schools and many of the teachers were committed to Communism.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published December 1, 2011
"His Heart, His Hands, His Voice" is the theme for this year's Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. This theme, of course, points out the reality that each one of us as a follower of Christ has a Great Commission responsibility to bear the good news of the Gospel to a lost world. We are His heart. We are His hands. We are His voice.