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Issue Date: 2013-10-31
Volume: 192
Number: 22

News

Appreciation for evangelism support

I was extremely impressed by the great help that the staff of the Georgia Baptist Convention gave to make the Oct. 17 one-day evangelism conference at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center possible.
Bailey Smith addresses pastors on soul winning

More than 200 pastors and spouses gathered as guests of the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center on Oct. 17 to hear evangelist and former Southern Baptist Convention President Bailey Smith exhort them to evangelize.
Hispanic students receive diplomas in first graduating class

They came from Spanish-speaking countries seeking a better life in America and in so doing learned how to articulate their faith in biblically sound, easy-to-grasp methods. That was the backstory to the first graduating class of New Jerusalem Bible Institute in an historic ceremony held at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center.
Being Social
Resolutions Guidelines for 2013 Georgia Baptist Convention
The 2013 annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula on November 11-12.
Southwest Georgia churches lend helping hand to BPC

Some churches send mission teams to distant lands and remote areas of the United States to be ambassadors of hope and goodwill. Under the leadership of William Blosch, director of missions for Mercer and Thomas County Baptist associations, several churches decided to make the trek to Brewton-Parker College to assist with needed repair work and landscaping.
Georgia church reaching Deaf Malagasy

It's like learning to swim by being pushed off the high dive and Mason Barrett just got shoved. The 33-year-old real estate agent sits wide-eyed in a tiny, crowded living room in Madagascar's capital city, trying desperately to understand what anyone around him is saying. Hands fly in a flurry of conversation, mostly get-to-know-you type questions: What's your name? Are you married? Were you born deaf?
Who are the Jubalheirs?
Research: bad choices & second chances

Regret weighs down many Americans. According to a new study from LifeWay Research, almost half the country feels the weight of a bad choice from their past, even though a vast majority believe God gives second chances.
Jubalheirs 40th anniversary Russia tour: Additional photos
The power of music
Jubalheirs celebrate 40th anniversary with Russia tour

On a cool, drizzly October morning outside a crowded subway station in St. Petersburg, a dozen Jubalheirs lift their voices in praise to God. Across town, a like number minister at an orphanage while spouses work at a construction site.
Raisa's journey to faith

Raisa Grinevich was born in 1934 and grew up in a country that embraced atheism as the state religion and imprisoned and executed Christians. Yet she still had a hunger to know God.
The value of hymns in worship

John D. Ashcroft, who addressed the Georgia Baptist Convention annual meeting Sunday night rally in 1998, was attorney general of the United States from 2001-2005. He is a graduate of Yale University and received his J. D. degree from the University of Chicago School of Law. He served as Missouri's attorney general and governor prior to being elected to the the United States Senate in 1994.

People and Places

Revival reports
Ministerial Moves
WMU representatives visit retired career missionary
Deaths
Homecomings/anniversaries

Cooperative Program Stories

Salem Baptist Church: Focusing on others through CP and missions

While 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.

Bible Study

Step In

1 Samuel 25:14-17, 23-28, 32-35
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 10
The Big Picture

Genesis 37:5-8, 26-28; 50:15-21
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 17

Columns

Three people who made a difference

I met Chuck Whelan in 1990. He was a member of the pastor search team at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. He was instrumental in the church calling me as pastor.
Small church pastors & the SBC

Can a small church pastor benefit the Southern Baptist Convention?
The Open Door

I want you to be aware of the fact that every summer Georgia Baptist student missionaries go out across the world to declare the Good News of Jesus Christ. They do amazing work for the Lord and many of them in the process make life decisions that will positively impact ministry for years to come.
"Since you asked ..."

How do we deal seriously with the external challenges presented by the world system?

Georgia Voices

Race becomes central in revival

Leary is a small town with a population of just 670. We had our revival meetings Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, followed by a three-day Global Missions Conference where two pastors from Zimbabwe, Africa came to share.