The task force that studied changing the name of the Southern Baptist Convention received 586 distinct name suggestions, with "Global Baptist Convention" leading the way and "Great Commission Baptist Convention" - similar to the informal name that was chosen - ranking in the Top 5, an analysis shows.
Southern Baptists who are unhappy with their current name will have the option of adding another descriptor to their signs, stationary, or identification. Or do nothing at all, according to a report of the SBC Name Change Task Force.
Anthony George, pastor of Aloma Baptist Church, announced to his congregation on Sunday evening, March 4 that he has accepted the invitation of Charles Stanley to serve as assistant pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Once there were eight Republicans scraping for the nomination to be president and represent their party on the national ticket. At last count that number had been reduced to four candidates who for the most part have been wearing each other down financially and emotionally.
There have been over 52 million abortions performed in the U.S. since the ignominious Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published March 8, 2012
When the Convention met at North Metro First Baptist last November, the Georgia Baptist Study Task Force presented their report, which followed the theme "Five Smooth Stones." The scripture reference is found in 1 Samuel 17, which reports that David the shepherd boy slew the giant Goliath with a sling and a stone.