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Issue Date: 2012-10-04
Volume: 191
Number: 20


Jeff Iorg: a 21st century renaissance man

The 100-acre northern California campus of Golden Gate Seminary is located in one of the most picturesque and strategic settings imaginable. It is situated atop a hummock only seven miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and overlooks the San Francisco Bay.
54 new international missionaries appointed by IMB

As a college student traveling in Cambodia, Hope Denaham* happened upon a 4-year-old girl in an alley.
Original Ryder Cup comes to Georgia

The Medinah Country Club just northwest of Chicago was the site of this yearís Ryder Cup on Sept. 25-30. The Cup, often called the Super Bowl of golf, is a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States.
Resolutions Guidelines for 2012 Georgia Baptist Convention
The 2012 annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Georgia on November 12-13, 2012.
Index now accepting credit card payment
New Index subscribers or those renewing their subscriptions now have the ease of paying by credit card.
His Father's mission
Georgia pastor's new endeavor looks to simplify international ministry

Preaching the Gospel to the nations is far from a new concept for Randall Williams.
Annual orientation strengthens pastoral ministries

Nearly 50 ministers plus their spouses and 15 children converged on the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in late September for two days of orientation, building relationships, and spiritual focus.

Baptist News Summary

Luter vows to help SBC's entities reach Kingdom goals
Fred Luter Jr. pledged to work with all Southern Baptist Convention entities to accomplish their Kingdom goals in his first presidential address to the SBC Executive Committee Sept. 17 in Nashville, TN.
Texas Disaster Relief retrieves runaway caskets
Texas Baptist Men had an unusual request in assisting with the Gulf Coast cleanup after Hurricane Isaac.
Usage of LifeWay background check program up 100 percent
The number of churches signing up for LifeWay Christian Resources' background check program increased by 100 percent over the last year.
Hobby Lobby helps Oklahoma Baptists buy camp
Hobby Lobby, Inc., has donated $2 million to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma designated for the purchase of a youth camp located near its Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center at Davis.
Southern Baptists prepare for World Hunger Sunday

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Catoosa Association holds back to school fair
New association missionaries attend orientation

Cooperative Program Stories

Feeding with more than food

He was sitting in a red pickup truck in the parking lot when NAMB missionary Eric Hammond arrived for work at Hillcrest Ministry Resource Center in Columbus. He wasnít a member of any local church yet, he told Hammond. He'd recently moved to town and visited several churches. One of those churches held a missions fair and there the man heard about the food ministry at the center.

Bible Study

From Failure to Direction

Genesis 15:1-6, 16:1-5, 17:1-22
Bible Studies for Life, Oct. 14
From Failure to Correction

Exodus 15:19-21; Numbers 12:1-16
Bible Studies for Life, Oct. 21


The Open Door

Georgia Baptists are blessed in our ministries throughout the state by many congregations of differing ethnic backgrounds. One such congregation is First India Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia where Pastor Avinash Raiborde has served as senior pastor since 1991.
"Since you asked ..."

Have you ever heard a comment like this? "The Bible contains mistakes which crept in because it was translated from one language to another over the centuries."
Approved, but forgotten

I had the privilege of going to London during the recent Olympic Games. I didnít go to see the games or interview the athletes, but to share my faith and report back to you what some Georgia Baptists were doing to impact London with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hopefully, you have had a chance to read that story in the August 9th edition of The Christian Index.
Confronting the scourge of pornography

The pornography industry has had another STD scare in its ranks. No one should be surprised. Its mistreatment of the human body and complete disregard for human dignity is bound to lead to the destruction of those who engage in it.