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Issue Date: 2013-08-08
Volume: 192
Number: 16

News

My Hope training locations
TMC athletes invest hours in local communities

The Truett-McConnell College women's soccer team led the way in the recently-ended semester as student-athletes performed nearly 1,000 hours of Christian ministry in White County and surrounding areas.
Going to Guatemala with the Gospel

Under the leadership of Kevin Williams, First Baptist Church Douglasville's student ministry is far more than fun and games. In fact, the middle school and high school students are called not only to commitment to Christ, but to an extreme surrender to Him.
My Hope America emphasis rolling out in Georgia

Savannah pastors are joining others statewide in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's new My Hope America fall evangelism emphasis.
Jackson church part of nationwide LoveLoud emphasis

For many public school children across the United States, summer means empty stomachs. With no government-provided breakfast or lunch to depend on, the 31 million children in the United States who access the program during the school year face an uncertain summer.
Revitalization on a dead end street

In a recent meeting hosted by Troup Association Director of Missions Aaron McCollough at Antioch Baptist Church in LaGrange, local pastors and Georgia Baptist state missionaries heard a plaintive cry for help from W.T. Edmondson. The plea came on behalf of Antioch Church, which weeks ago was hanging in the balance between extinction and revitalization.
Will Startup: mixing purpose with passion

After pitching two solid innings for the Erie (Pa.) Seawolves on July 17 Will Startup injured his ankle fielding a bunt single.
ERLC: Child immigrants need different status

People brought into the United States illegally as children should not be treated in the same way as undocumented immigrants who entered as adults, a Southern Baptist public policy specialist told members of Congress.

People and Places

Ordinations
Ministerial Moves
Iveys honored in retirement service at Atco
Nearly a half-century of perfect Sunday School attendance
Anniversaries

Cooperative Program Stories

iShare: making personal evangelism possible

With a population of about 10 million people and more than 57,000 square miles, how can Georgia Baptists best present the gospel in this state?

Bible Study

Jesus Commissions His Church

Luke 24:36-53; Acts 1-2
Bible Studies for Life, Aug. 18
God Completes the Story

John 14:1-4; Rev. 21:1-22:21
Bible Studies for Life, Aug. 25

Columns

The Open Door

When the recent devastating tornadoes hit the Oklahoma City area, you responded, as you always do, with a generous disaster relief offering to assist our friends in Oklahoma and the many people there who do not know the Lord but have been blessed by the vibrant witness of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers.
"Since you asked ..."

How can Christians be so arrogant and ignorant to say that their faith is the one true religion?
Join One Million Men

An initiative seeking commitments from one million men to live pornography-free lives was launched at the SBC annual meeting in Houston in June.
Tina & the cross tattoo

When the cashier handed me change at a convenience store, the Holy Spirit made sure that I saw the tattoo on her hand. It was a small cross.

Georgia Voices

The only way to address baptism drop

While attending the SBC Annual Meeting in Houston, I heard much lamenting about the fact that baptisms in the SBC are at their lowest levels since 1948. While at the meeting, I also was clearly reminded of the reason for such low baptisms and the only way to increase them.