Prior to the Sunday morning worship service on Jan. 25 First Baptist Chattahoochee's website had a second-by-second countdown to signal the day they would honor Bob Shaw’s retirement. Members of the church and friends were urged to be present as the church honored him beginning with the morning worship and continuing with a reception in the afternoon.
Concord Baptist Church in Clermont, with an average attendance of 641 in Bible study each week, had the third-fastest growing Sunday School in the Large Church category last year. And with a 32.2% growth in worship attendance in five years there are more people in the church on Sunday morning than live in Clermont.
At the Truett-McConnell College chapel service on Nov. 14, 2013, TMC President Emir Caner announced that the Ray Newman Ethics and Religious Liberty Lecture Series was being established at the college.
Encourage your church to use one of the following Mission Georgia Moments before the morning worship offering is collected, as part of a Sunday School opening comment, or in a Small Group or WMU meeting. Each entry is not time-sensitive and can be used on any Sunday of the year.
Mount Zion Baptist Church opted to approach their traditional Fall Festival last November a bit differently and hosted a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run along with the Fall Festival. The church registered 286 individuals for the "Run" on Nov. 1, which turned out to be an unusually cold and windy day, but 228 actually ran the race.
Clint Eastwood directed, produced, and starred in a film called Gran Torino in 2008. The film was about Walt, a retired Detroit autoworker and widower whose neighborhood was no longer homogenous. Gangs were wreaking havoc in the area. When an Asian teen refused to steal Walt's treasured Gran Torino automobile under gang initiation pressure, Walt befriended the boy, who was Hmong.
Mike Peavy felt troubled the day he realized he didn't know the neighbors who lived near his home in Walton County. Though he was an associate pastor just down the road at Bethlehem First Baptist Church, God redirected Mike through a dream to the unincorporated community of Gratis.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 Bible Studies for Life, Feb. 15
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published February 5, 2015
We just completed a wonderful day at the Georgia State Capitol. The day began very early as we hosted the annual Georgia Baptist Legislative Prayer Breakfast at the Sloppy Floyd Building across from the Capitol. There were around 50 who joined us for a delightful time of fellowship, a delicious breakfast, and a challenging message by Jeff Gongwer, senior pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville.
If you have never worshipped in a black church, and particularly New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, you have missed out on an indescribable, supernal blessing. Our black brothers and sisters know how to worship in spirit and in truth.