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Issue Date: 2014-10-30
Volume: 193
Number: 22

News

Please pray, says Liberian pastor
Greetings in Jesus' Name: As Liberia battles against what seems to be the worst virus outbreak in the history of the world, I want you folks at GBC to please pray for Liberia.
Being Social
TMC president to trustees: 'We're at capacity'

"We're at capacity," Truett-McConnell College President Emir Caner told trustee members during the biannual board meeting Oct. 17.
Wisconsin campus gifted to Southern Seminary

Trustees of Southern Seminary unanimously accepted the gift of a Christian university campus in Wisconsin as a new extension campus of the seminary and its undergraduate Boyce College during their Oct. 13-14 fall meeting in Louisville, Ky.
GBC registration for ordained ministers not currently serving and full-time evangelists
Lists of ordained ministers who are not serving in the pastorate at the present time and full-time evangelists in fellowship with a church in cooperation with the Georgia Baptist Convention will be included in the online 2014 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Report.
Former missionary pleads guilty to wire fraud

Former Southern Baptist missionary Brady Nurse pleaded guilty Oct. 21 in a federal court to fraudulently obtaining approximately $300,000 in mission funds over a period of five years while working as a logistics and business coordinator for the International Mission Board in Portugal.
Ingleside Church to host annual meeting
Messengers to gather Nov. 10-11 for worship, conduct business

Nearly 1,500 Georgia Baptist messengers will gather at Ingleside Baptist Church Nov. 10-11 for their annual meeting. The theme, "Revive 2014," is based on Psalm 85:6.
Outside the lines, but in your lane
First Epworth broadens horizons

Finding your place for ministry isn't much of a problem at First Baptist Church.

Baptist News Summary

Jack Graham named honorary National Day of Prayer chairman
Michigan, S.C. Baptists name interim execs

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Deaths
Homecomings
Honors
Ordinations
Revivals

Cooperative Program Stories

Mission action fuels missions giving in Laurens Association

Laurens Baptist Associational (LBA) Missionary Bobby Jones sure has gotten busy doing what he didn't know how to do.

Bible Study

Overcome Hard Times

Genesis 41:28-36, 46-49
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 9
Overcome Bitterness

Genesis 45:3-11
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 16

Columns

"Since you asked ..."

How do we answer a disillusioned disciple?
David Platt's formidable task

I have always been a proponent of international missions and world evangelization. When I was growing up as a Royal Ambassador, M. Theron Rankin was the executive secretary of the Foreign Mission Board (1945-1953). His greatest challenge was "expanding our witness in a world that was suffering in the aftermath of global conflict."
The Open Door

I want to encourage every Georgia Baptist to circle next Tuesday on your calendar as an extremely important day. This is the day of the general elections when Georgia Baptists and others will be making critical decisions in the voting booth.

Georgia Voices

Where have all the churches gone?

Where have all the flowers gone/Long time passing/Where have all the flowers gone/Long time ago? Remember this protest song recorded by the trio Peter, Paul, and Mary in the 1960s? Its lyrics describe a sort of cycle of life ... of flowers ... picked by young girls ... who take husbands ... who become soldiers ... whose bodies go to graveyards ... that are eventually covered in flowers.