Four regional evangelism conferences drew record crowds this year. Steve Parr, Georgia Baptist vice president for Sunday School and Evangelism, explained, "We had a combined attendance of 2,072 for our Monday night sessions, which was the highest Monday evening attendance on record."
Mississippi, Utah and Alabama joined Georgia among the most religious states and Vermont and New Hampshire the least religious, according to a Gallup survey that asked respondents about their religion and their church attendance.
In addition to jazz, beignets and the French Quarter, there's an added reason Southern Baptists may enjoy visiting New Orleans for Crossover 2012 - the love they may sense from Crescent City residents.
Going retro Church plants exploring a new, yet old, option for meeting space By Scott Barkley, Production Editor, Twitter @scottbarkley Published April 5, 2012
How do you get rid of the old, musty smell in a building?
Fifteen months after the worst earthquake in decades shattered the lives of residents of Haiti, the media spotlight has moved elsewhere. The world has largely forgotten the devastated island nation. But one pastor has not.
Dr. Phil Calvert, visiting professor of missions, used Zachariah 8:6 as the launching pad for his devotion to the Truett-McConnell trustees on March 30, saying, "We are leaving a wicked mess to our children and grandchildren.
Pay it upward Monetary gift from the past blesses churches in today’s economy By Scott Barkley, Production Editor, Twitter @scottbarkley Published April 5, 2012
Long ago a boy was introduced to Jesus through a recreation ministry. His thankful daddy gave a gift, which led to a gift, which led to a gift.
Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $4,122,100.78, or 5.32 percent above the year-to-date budgeted goal, and are 1.53 percent behind contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page.
In a special chapel on March 20, Southeastern Seminary President Daniel Akin opened with a reading from Isaiah 53 and then clarified misconceptions and misinterpretations stemming from media reports about the arrest of a Southeastern Seminary student on sexual assault charges March 17.
A commitment to missions coupled with participation and leadership in their Acteens group, church, school and community landed six teenagers spots on this year’s National Acteens Panel sponsored by WMU.
It is a great thing that the SBC Executive Committee has decided to add the MLK Holiday to the staff calendar, and observe it as an actual holiday by the closing of the Executive Committee building. This should not be the end, but only the beginning of a new era.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published April 5, 2012
In 1 Corinthians 15:12-24, the Apostle Paul presents a logical argument for the resurrection of Christ in which he clearly states the implications if, indeed, Christ was not raised from the dead.