Richard Land, who led the transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity during the denomination's conservative resurgence, has announced he will retire next year after a quarter of a century of service as its head.
With more than 1,200 children taking part, First Baptist Church in Snellville had its largest attendance for Vacation Bible School in recent years, stated Kenneth Aycock, minister of education and young families.
The Denver area has seen its share of senseless shootings. From Columbine to the 2007 shootings at a Youth With a Mission center and New Life Church and now the Aurora theater, churches have sought to prepare for a similar attack during their services.
The North American Mission Board's new approach to church planting is making believers out of non-believers. At least that's the experience from new convert William Thornton, who had lost much of his faith in the missions agency for the first 15 years of its existence.
William Carey, the great missionary pioneer, was in a meeting where the spiritual needs of India were being discussed. The secretary of the meeting remarked, "There is a gold mine in India, but it seems almost as deep as the center of the earth. Who will venture to explore it?"
Jeff Foxworthy has his "You might be a redneck if ..." comedy routines, but Southern Baptists have their own version of Foxworthy’s drivel.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published August 9, 2012
I recently read remarks made by Tom Elliff, president of the International Mission Board to field personnel, trustees and Richmond staff. His remarks are so significant regarding where we are today as Southern Baptists that I wanted you to experience his challenge as I did.