North Metro First Baptist Church moved into their new $8.5 million worship center on Sunday, August 6 with 2,998 people in attendance. There was a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at the church’s front door. After the ribbon cutting and prayer of dedication, North Metro’s pastor, Frank Cox, announced to the gathered throng, “Welcome home!”
You can’t drive to Kiana – there’s no road. The only ways in and out of this small Alaskan community in the Arctic Circle are by small charter plane, boat, four-wheeler, or snowmobile. But for this one time, in the summer of 2006, more than a million people will visit. Vacation Bible School has put Kiana on the map.
Starting this fall, biology teachers in South Carolina will be instructed to “summarize ways that scientists use data from a variety of sources to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory,” after the state’s education leaders unanimously voted to amend curriculum standards.
Thoughts of Scotland immediately bring to mind idyllic scenes like Loch Lomond, castles, kilts, bagpipes, golf, and Scottish folklore. To the people of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, thoughts of Scotland bring to mind mission opportunities.
Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be available to speak with area pastors at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center Aug. 24. The event will take place from 2-4 p.m. in the chapel.
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 published in the 2006 Georgia Baptist Convention Minutes.
The discontinuance of the relationship between the Georgia Baptist Convention and Mercer University was approved by the Convention at its 2005 annual meeting and was subsequently approved by the Board of Trustees of Mercer University and by the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Kansas pastor Terry Fox resigned from his church Aug. 6, saying he wants to spend more time traveling the country encouraging pastors and Christians to engage the culture on such issues as “gay marriage,” evolution and abortion.
Elders of Henderson Hills Baptist Church decided against proceeding with a church-wide vote July 30 on a proposal to remove baptism as a requirement for church membership. The proposed change had stirred interest in Southern Baptist circles across the nation in recent weeks.
Southwestern Seminary’s Center for Theological Research has launched a new website, BaptistTheology.org, to aid local church leaders with current and classic resources promoting the study of theology from a Baptist perspective.
When Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf amended a law July 7 extending bail to 1,300 women in jail awaiting trial, it may have signaled his willingness to revise laws traditionally held to be God-given and taboo to dispute.
The British government, seeking to defuse a potential student revolt, has announced that it intends to give high school-age students the right to opt out of collective worship in the nation’s schools if they so wish.
A council of Muslim clerics in Malaysia has issued an order banning the use of the popular Botox injections for wrinkles, citing the use of pig-derived materials in the treatment, The New Straits Times reported.
It took more than an hour to rig up the projector on a wobbly wooden table. It took another 30 minutes to string a blue plastic tarp across the dusty road and attach it to a banana tree on one side and the side of a wooden shack on the other side.
James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok was playing poker at Nuttal & Mann’s Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, Dakota Territory on August 2, 1876. It was then and there that Jack McCall shot “Wild Bill” in the back of the head with a double-action .45 caliber revolver.
The title of this commentary has nothing to do with Natalie Maines’ views on foreign policy.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published August 17, 2006
As I write this article, it is the end of a glorious day of worship at our church, North Metro First Baptist where Frank Cox is pastor. First of all, as I have the privilege and joy of preaching in Georgia Baptist churches across our state, I have only rare opportunities to be with my family at our home church. So anytime I can be at home it is a special occasion.
As a long-time Southern Baptist (having served 37 years as a home missionary), I find terms and words popping up all the time that leave me wondering certain things. Maybe you can publish some helpful information for folks like me who are wandering around in cyberspace and other places.
I am a 64-year-old, disabled ordained minister of the gospel (SBC, 1965) living in central Georgia. I am a 1975 master of divinity graduate of Southeastern Seminary. I have served as a pastor in North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia. I am currently a member of First Baptist Church in Roberta.