Scott Blanchard is familiar with all the public perceptions of Detroit and its surrounding area: Metro Detroit is dying. No one wants to live in the city. The Church can't survive, much less thrive in the Motor City.
Fred Phelps, the controversial pastor of the independent Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KA known for its protests of homosexuals and presidents as well as military funerals and the Southern Baptist Convention, died March 19. He was 84.
The task of reaching Georgia for Christ is massive but far more attainable when churches work together than work separately. That was the theme that resonated throughout two days in late March when African-American pastors were hosted to the first statewide orientation at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center.
Be a part of the story By Beth Ann Williams, Georgia WMU & Women's Ministry, Executive Director-Treasurer Published April 3, 2014
When I walked into my oldest daughter's first grade parent-teacher conference my suspicions were confirmed by the smile on Mrs. Stanton's face. Danielle had finally learned to read! She struggled to learn, but now that she is a teenager she always has a book, or Kindle, in her hand. She loves a good story!
The U.S. Supreme Court contemplated the right of business owners to exercise their religious beliefs in the face of a government decree upon their companies during oral arguments in a case that is expected to have a long-lasting impact.
I am reminded of I Chronicles 12:23 that says the Sons of Issachar "understood the times and knew what to do." With this in mind, I have been studying the various resolutions passed down through the years by our convention. These, along with The Baptist Faith and Message, make up the framework that Dr. White and I use in speaking on legislation before the Georgia General Assembly.
The first annual East Atlanta Spring Festival has been scheduled for May 10, the Saturday before Motherís Day, and is seeking assistance from fellow Georgia Baptist congregations to provide a witness to the community.
Their mission trips carry the Gospel to California, Alaska, Arizona, Hungary, Trinidad and Tobago, with Utah a potential new site. To thoroughly fulfill the Great Commission, however, Arapahoe Road Baptist Church relies on the Cooperative Program.
The call and surrender to international career missions is a difficult and humbling decision, one that many Christians avoid. Yet, Southern Baptists currently have 1,400 candidates and their families eager to fill one of the International Mission Boardís (IMB) 864 strategic needs overseas.
Hope needed By Troy Bush, pastor, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Tucker Published April 3, 2014
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But Now ... Victory By Troy Bush, pastor, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Tucker Published April 3, 2014
God works through His people, the Church. The Bible makes it very clear. The local church is central in God's plan to move the Gospel throughout the world. That's why the evangelism teams at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) are geared to encourage and extend the ministries of the local church.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published April 3, 2014
This week at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center we have had the delightful experience of providing Convention orientation to African-American pastors, their wives and their church staff. There have been more than 42 African-American churches represented and for two days this week, our Convention staff has poured into these outstanding African-American leaders great information about the ministries of Georgia Baptists and the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program.