Nestled in the sweeping beauty of the Smoky Mountains is an ugly secret. As tourists wind their way up and down the highways of Appalachia, gazing across colorful meadows and misty mountain tops, they rarely see the dark and ugly secret of Appalachia, which is the breathtaking poverty among children who live there.
Ron Dunn was a faithful follower of Christ, an effective pastor, a powerful and persuasive preacher of God's Word, an affable personality with a keen sense of humor, and yet, somewhat of a modern day Job whose faith in God was radiant even in the midst of tragedy.
At the Southern Baptist Convention Send North America luncheon in Houston in June, North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said, "It is our strategy to penetrate lostness in North America and our goal is to see 15,000 churches planted in the next 10 years."
This fall, 23 outstanding college freshmen will receive scholarships through the Georgia Baptist Student Achievement Award program. These young men and women were chosen from among 62 nominees and 31 applicants as a result of their scholastic achievement and outstanding involvement in both their churches and communities. The scholarships, amounting to $4,000 each and paid over four years, are funded through the Cooperative Program and provided jointly by Georgia Baptist colleges and the Georgia Baptist Convention.
When many churches struggle to keep the doors open, Salem Baptist Church has found a simple formula for remaining vibrant as a church and relevant to its community – focus on others.
The Pressure of Trials By Paul Ballard, senior pastor Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain Published August 22, 2013
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 1
The Pressure of Temptation By Paul Ballard, senior pastor Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain Published August 22, 2013
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 8
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published August 22, 2013
A person living in Georgia today who is without Christ and eternally lost is just as lost as a lost person in China, India, Africa, or any other place on the planet. We all believe in getting the Gospel to the nations, but I am wondering what it is about our nation, our state, our street, our office, our school that makes us think that these lost people in Georgia are not as hopelessly lost as any lost person in the world.
The report of the Calvinism Advisory Team appointed by Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page was released over three months ago. Page assembled the group for the purpose of urging Southern Baptists to "grant one another liberty" and "stand together" for the Great Commission.