About 1,000 Southern Baptist churches close their doors each year. But a generation of pastors committed to church revitalization could reduce that number dramatically, Georgia pastor Johnny Hunt and panelists at Midwestern Seminary's inaugural Legacy Church Planting Roundtable said.
Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership in action.
The discovery of gravitational waves – touted as evidence of the Big Bang theory of the universe's origin – serves as powerful evidence that the world was created by an intelligent designer rather than random impersonal forces, according to Southern Baptist scientists.
From whence does the International Mission Board get their missionaries? From states like Georgia, churches like yours, schools like the University of North Georgia, and state Baptist Collegiate Ministries like the one led by Ken Jones.
A beautiful, balanced, biblical view of the fairer sex shines through in The Study Bible for Women, recently released by the Broadman & Holman Publishing Group. This Bible is comprehensive, practical, and elegantly presented.
The hymn "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" speaks of the promise of revival. The hymn, written by Daniel Webster Whittle in the 1800s, is based on Ezekiel 34:26-37: "I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. And they will know that I am the Lord..."
First place finishes in interactive media and design were among the honors placed on Georgia Baptist Convention staffers at the 50th annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards sponsored by Baptist Communicators Association.
At Clayton State University, being different isn't all that different.
Hope Expressed By Elijah Collins, pastor, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Snellville Published May 1, 2014
Bible Studies for Life, May 11
Hope Renewed By Elijah Collins, pastor, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Snellville Published May 1, 2014
John 18:15-18, 25-27; 21:15-19
Bible Studies for Life, May 18
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published May 1, 2014
On Mother's Day each year we receive a very special offering for our Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries. I want to encourage you to be very generous in your support of our children's homes as through your gifts you are making a real difference in the lives of young children, most of whom have come from very tough situations.
Russell Moore is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He recently spoke at a conference of journalists organized by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, saying, "Look, same sex marriage is inevitable in American culture." He continued, "It doesn't mean we should stop talking about it ... it means we need to start preparing our churches for a new generation."