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Issue Date: 2014-05-29
Volume: 193
Number: 11


New missionaries say yes to Godís invitation; 59 appointed

Jessica Wolfe's life changed forever on her first international missions trip nearly a decade ago.
We believe in the Cooperative Program
Rentz's vision to encourage pastors

The county seat town of Evans County is known as the fruitcake capital of the world, but on April 10 it became a city of encouragement ... for pastors.
What a church should know about weapons in the church
Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act
The 2014 Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 60, known as the Safe Carry Protection Act. The law, effective July 1, 2014, makes significant changes to Georgia laws dealing with guns and weapons. This article discusses the impact of HB 60 on places of worship and churches in Georgia.
Leary is much when God is in it

Leary Baptist Church, with a resident membership of 82, is a small church in a small town (population 666), but the pastor, Craig Layton, with a passion for revival and a mandate from God, is thinking big and has a vision to change the landscape of Calhoun County and beyond.
Review of 'Fambai NaMwari, Sister Clark'

As was announced earlier this year, The Christian Index has launched Christian Index Publishing, a book publishing company to help believers tell their stories or herald God's truths. Fambai NaMwari, Sister Clark is our first published work. Some may look at it as an autobiography, but it is primarily the memoirs of one of Georgia Baptists' finest missionaries.
Korean pastor is 3rd SBC president nominee
Dennis Manpoong Kim, pastor of Global Mission Church of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the June 10-11 SBC annual meeting in Baltimore, Texas pastor Dwight McKissic announced May 20

People and Places

Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

Seminary class takes love to the lost through evangelism

When Jorge Rodriguez led students from the North Georgia hub of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) to the Wyndcliff Apartments, the objective was to reach Hispanics through personal evangelism. The male student team of two Anglos and a Korean would then invite prospects to Primera Iglesia Bautista de Marietta, where Rodriguez is pastor.

Bible Study

God is Loving

1 John 4:7-12
Bible Studies for Life, June 8
The Justice of God

Ezekiel 18:21-24, 30-32
Bible Studies for Life, June 15


Competitive or Cooperative?

The 2012 Boston Red Sox became a disjointed, fragmented, divided team of baseball players who individually seemed to be intent on doing their own thing. Their epic collapse has been well chronicled. Manager Terry Francona lost control of the team. The top three pitchers were swilling beer, eating fast-food fried chicken, and playing video games in the clubhouse rather than supporting their struggling teammates in the dugout.
The Open Door

I am anxious to tell you what God has done in one of our churches where the congregation became broken over the lostness of their community and the drought in their baptistry. It is a great testimony to the power of prayer and God's amazing grace.
"Since you asked ..."

Is saving sex for marriage old-fashioned?