In 2003 Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesville said goodbye to four staff members, including the senior pastor, who had been called to other churches. However, the church decided that they would not languish during the transitional period. In fact, it had a hugely successful event promoted as "Hope for the Harvest" in which 109 people were saved in one day.
As an RA leader at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Hampton and paramedic, Willy Walls has seen a scrape or two. However, he wasn't prepared for the cuts and abrasions among the survivors of the South Asia tsunami in Banda Aceh, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra.
Second Baptist Church of Griffin has launched "Operation Desert Hedge," a prayer emphasis to intercede on behalf of the soldiers and families of the 108th Calvary of the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard.
The Nation's Capitol was blanketed with snow on the eve of the second inauguration of George Walker Bush. However, snow was not the only thing blanketing Washington before and after the inauguration. The city was also covered with a variety of balls, parties, receptions, galas and social events.
In the three years Jon Duncan has overseen the ministries of the Jubalheirs and Sons of Jubal, he’s witnessed an increasing evangelistic role of the groups among Georgia Baptists, the nation and the world.
Newly married couples like the Hammack and Burbanks have raised their level of cimmittment even more by vowing not to exchange their first kiss until their wedding day. See what they have to say about why the wait was worth it.
Pure & Proud Couples, churches and families come together to redefine the courting scene By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published February 3, 2005
Winter is slowly passing, spring is coming, and before long a young man's fancy will be turning to ... waiting.
(BP) — "Equipping the Church to Engage the Culture" will be the theme of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators’ 50th anniversary celebration Feb. 24-26 at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Gary Leutzinger began his ministry as associational missionary for the Middle Baptist Association Jan. 17. A graduate of Brewton Parker College and New Orleans Seminary, Leutzinger comes to the position from Friendship Baptist Church in Sylvania, where he was pastor. Previously, he served at churches in Tennessee, Texas and Missouri. He and his wife, Laura, have two children, Maria, 16, and David, 7.
ATLANTA (BP) - Southern Baptists gave a record $53,845,989 to last year's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions, exceeding the previous year's offering by 8.5 percent and nearly reaching the national goal of $54 million.
WASHINGTON (BP) - A statement by Richard Land, that he and fellow Southern Baptist leaders will attend a meeting in Europe "to form a new alternative to the Baptist World Alliance," prompted the BWA general secretary to say he was "shocked."
PINEVILLE, La. (RNS) --- The trustees of embattled Louisiana College have elected Joseph Aguillard president over the objections of most of his faculty colleagues and scores of student and alumni opponents.
(RNS) - Sudanese church leaders have said they are ready to receive millions of refugees who will return home now that a final peace agreement has been signed between the government in Khartoum and southern Sudanese rebels.
(RNS) - The FOX television network has agreed to distribute public service announcements against stereotyping American Muslims following a meeting in which Muslim groups objected to the depiction of an American Muslim family on the fictional program "24."
Sin is not a word often used in our society today. Many consider it too harsh of a word as well as an outdated concept. Individuals have gone to great lengths to convince others that their behavior is okay. In the name of "tolerance" and "not judging others" we are asked not only to accept alternative lifestyles but also to approve of them.
Since I have failed God in the past, does He want me now? Most of us have heard someone else ask this question and have even felt it ourselves. Human failure is commonplace. All around us are Christians who have fallen short of God's plan for their lives.
On Jan. 20 George Walker Bush placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in the second time as President of the United States. He recited the 35- word oath that every president has spoken since 1789 avowing to "faithfully execute the office of President, and … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The Open Door By
J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 3, 2005
For the past two weekends I have preached in the 280 corridor and have been greatly inspired and encouraged by the warm-spirited, enthusiastic, committed Georgia Baptists with whom I have worshipped.
There are only two possibilities. We were either created, or we evolved from the primordial ooze. It really is that simple. Yet, public schools present only one side of this issue. Now, fear of acknowledging any other theory has prompted a federal judge to ban a sticker - stating the absolute truth - from being placed in a text book.
It is my sincere hope that all Christians in Georgia will help lead the fight against the ACLU in the light of the ruling by a federal judge in favor of a small minority of evolutionism-believing humanists who started this crusade against the anti-evolution-is-a-fact stickers. I pray that you all be bold in the Lord and network with other believers in your area to urge the Cobb County school board to fight this decision all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.