Each church is its own missions-sending agency, equipping laity for reaching the lost in their own circle of influence. But that ministry is multiplied when churches join hands throughout the state by supporting the state missions offering.
Tony Dickerson has served as pastor of Pinehurst Baptist Church in Columbus since Aug. 1, 1973. Dickerson is known for his powerful, expository preaching and his leadership not only in the local church, but in the whole of Baptist life. Throughout his ministry he has served in many capacities including president of the Georgia Baptist Convention in 2003-2005.
When the Indian government deposited Tek Dharnal’s family on the banks of the Kankai River in eastern Nepal, Georgia wasn’t on his mind. Nor was church planting. The Dharnal family just wanted to survive.
It's no secret that the shine of the buckle of the Bible Belt has lost its luster in recent decades. When most Baby Boomers were growing up in the 1950s many people attended church on Sunday, Blue Laws shuttered many businesses except essential services, and Sunday School and Church Training – along with both morning and evening worship services – reined supreme in most Georgia communities.
The undergirding of prayer, coupled with biblical teaching and preaching, has laid a foundation for spiritual renewal and greater missions involvement at Olive Branch Baptist Church, about 30 miles west of Savannah.
For Georgia Baptist churches to catch the vision for reducing lostness in their state, they must first see the need. Highly informational materials - a DVD, prayer guide/bulletin insert, offering envelopes, and posters - have been prepared to assist churches in sharing in this mission.
When Pastor Randy Carson moved from Southern California to First Baptist Church more than 15 years ago, the red brick, county seat church had been predominant in the region where agriculture was king. The church membership was majority senior adult, but that began to change.
Wedged between the Fort Stewart Army base and Interstate 16 in Bryan County is a patch of land called Ellabell. About 30 miles west of Savannah, Ellabell is off the beaten track, which makes it a good candidate for a proposed private 268-acre waste landfill.
The Pressure of Partiality By Paul Ballard, senior pastor Mountain Park First Baptist Church, Stone Mountain Published September 5, 2013
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 15
The Pressure of Words By Paul Ballard, senior pastor Mountain Park First Baptist Church Stone Mountain Published September 5, 2013
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 22
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published September 5, 2013
My pastor, Dr. Frank Cox, preached among a great assemblage of Backpacks for Appalachia on Aug 25. Our church responded in a great way to the request to fill backpacks for the children of Appalachia. I trust that your church is doing the same as Georgia Baptists respond to a huge need by reaching toward our goal of 20,000 backpacks for the children in one of the most poverty-stricken locations in our nation.
Many of us would like to think that the church is immune to the growing trend of cohabitation prior to, or instead of, marriage. Unfortunately, this cultural trend has crept into the pews as fewer church members recognize cohabitation as a violation of biblical sexual ethics.