Minor league manager Brett Butler stood before his players in the visiting clubhouse after the Reno Aces won the Pacific Coast League Championship Series against the Omaha Storm Chasers. He spoke about the importance of character and integrity - a theme that is familiar to his team.
I serve as pastor at New Colony Baptist Church in Billerica, MA. Before coming to this mission field at the end of August, 2003 I had served at four churches in Georgia. I grew up in Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain.
Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge is a strong, dynamic church with a pastor who has found the best of both worlds - faith and football. Centennial's pastor, John Darsey, believes that the church needs to get beyond its walls to fulfill its purpose in this world and he is trying to lead by example.
Members of Woodland Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta returned for homecoming on Sept. 23 in honor of the church's 61st year. Members heard Urban Atlanta Church Planting representative Jim Haskell deliver the sermon and congratulate the church on its renewed commitment to reach the community for Christ.
The first significant chill snap - no need to say "cold" just yet - brought the realization that winter is on its way. With that comes preparation from the numerous clothes closets and community store ministries throughout the state.
Luther Rice University and Seminary has had a growing influence in Christian higher education for more than 50 years. The institution, located in Lithonia, now has more than 1,300 students, over 7,000 graduates, and maintains a strong financial position.
Judge Mary Lauve Doggett of the Ninth Judicial District Court in Louisiana has upheld an earlier decision that granted Louisiana College the right to determine the content of the schoolís faith curriculum.
Checks totaling more than $110,000 for Southern Baptist causes have been distributed from the Pastorsí Conference offering received in June in New Orleans prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Changed lives change lives By John Bryan, state missionary, Cooperative Program Advancement and Endowment Ministries Published October 18, 2012
When James Forrester walked on the campus of North Georgia College and State University (NGCSU) in 1988, he was not the man he is today. Though he grew up in the church, his spiritual walk needed straightening. Thatís when he met Ken Jones, senior campus minister at the Dahlonega college.
From Failure to Action By Stewart Simms, retired pastor, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Athens Published October 18, 2012
John 18:15-27, 21:15-19; Acts 4:13-20
Bible Studies for Life, Oct. 28
Pray with Dependency By Gabriel Stovall, pastor, NewLife Christian Church Forest Park Published October 18, 2012
I listened to the first presidential debate and looked for the candidate who was most assuredly standing on the truth. While the majority seemed to think Republican Mitt Romney won the debate and was perhaps the most believable, Calvin Woodward of the Associated Press wrote, "President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth. They made some flat out flubs, too."
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published October 18, 2012
One of the outstanding ministries conducted by Georgia Baptists is our ministry on more than 50 college and university campuses across the state. Dr. Joe Graham is the leader for Baptist Collegiate Ministries in Georgia and does an outstanding job of providing consistent and visionary leadership for our team of collegiate ministers. There is no way to adequately estimate the incredible value of this ministry as it touches the lives of college and university students at that time when they are seeking the leadership of the Lord for their vocations.