Lights, camera, evangelize! South Georgia church makes movies to reach people for Christ By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published July 20, 2006
Before there was The Passion of the Christ, there was Flywheel, The Movie. And now Facing the Giants is coming to the silver screen with the same Christian and family values that are capturing the attention of Hollywood.
Stan Norman, associate professor of theology at New Orleans Seminary, said the debate on elder-led polity isn’t anything new to Southern Baptists. Norman is the co-editor of Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity. Chad Brand of Southern Seminary is the other editor.
Church leaders desiring to use Facing the Giants as a ministry tool can visit www.facingthegiants.com for free resources, including Bible study guides, movie clips, the promotional trailer, downloadable flyers, and email invitations.
When Alex and Stephen Kendrick asked their church to pray for a media breakthrough to draw attention to their latest movie, Facing the Giants, they were not exactly prepared for a worldwide firestorm throughout the secular and evangelistic communities that would reverberate in the halls of Congress.
Research results being released for the first time in the July/August edition of Facts & Trends magazine show most people who attend a Protestant church are using Christian media – magazines, websites, television, radio, movies and music – but that Christian media is only a fraction of the media churchgoers use.
After nearly nine years of building campfires, hauling trash, and removing fallen timber – not to mention providing for the care and feeding of camp ducks Quackers and Cheese and the spiritual nourishment of thousands of young girls – Camp Director Joe Moss has set his eyes on retirement.
Officers of the Conference of Georgia Baptist Evangelists met in Greensboro, N.C., during the Southern Baptist Convention June 11. During the meeting they adopted actions to promote the benefits and membership of COGBE to evangelicals around the state convention.
From humble beginnings, an informal partnership between New Orleans Seminary and Cuban Baptists has grown into an official partnership which includes Western Cuba Baptist Seminary, New Orleans Seminary, the Florida Baptist Convention and the International Mission Board.
Members of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools (ASBCS) voted June 5 to change the name of the 51-member organization to the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities (IABCU). Association leaders say the change expresses the group’s vision and desire to expand its mission and ministry to a more global focus.
More than 800 people accepted Christ during Crossover Triad 2006 in June, but the actual details of these life-changing conversions are only beginning to filter in – true stories made possible only because hundreds of witnesses in the Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C., areas shared their faith.
The late Adrian Rogers loved a turn of phrase and had a special gift of “sound-bite wisdom,” his wife, Joyce Rogers said. Now a collection of his sayings is available in the new book Adrianisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Adrian Rogers, published by Love Worth Finding Ministries, which he founded.
Liberty is a costly commodity. It never comes without a price. I was reminded of that in a very succinct way on Monday evening, July 3. Martha Jean and I went with some friends, Dr. and Mrs. Walter McBride, to hear the Atlanta Symphony present their annual patriotic concert at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton.
In this, my first article, I would like to set the tone for that which is to come. I firmly am convinced that Southern Baptists need to renew their understanding of who is in charge, of who has the power and who sets the agenda. This day, I call on all Southern Baptists to reaffirm that we belong to the Lord, that we accept His marching orders, and that His great Book, the Word of God, gives us that which we need for life.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published July 20, 2006
Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, where Michael C. Catt is pastor, is investing itself in an incredible out-of-the-box vision for reaching people with the Gospel of Christ. They are making motion pictures with excellence and outstanding spiritual impact.
While I sympathize with my brother’s concern regarding messengers who use the convention as a vacation for themselves and their families (see Index Forum, July 6), I must disagree with his assessment of the attendance of business meetings by those same messengers.
I am grateful to learn that our new SBC president, Frank Page, believes in the inerrancy of scripture, but I’m confused about his comment that he’s just not mad about it.
Weeding needed By Charles H. Love, Jr., Marietta Published July 20, 2006
It was recently proposed that all SBC trustees be “teetotalers” and I strongly agree. When I mow my lawn it looks good but the weeds are still there until they are pulled up by the roots. Maybe there needs to be some weeding done in the SBC.