If you want to go to a happening place, go to 5086 Poplar Springs Road in Gainesville. That is where you will find Hopewell Baptist Church’s beautiful, spacious, new worship center. The church has grown so remarkably and so consistently over the past 14 years since Robby Foster became pastor that the old building next door, constructed in 1954, became woefully inadequate.
Invitations to accept Christ have become key components of some Christian music concerts, and the contemporary group Casting Crowns and the rock group Disciple are two bands that have led thousands to the Lord across generational lines by offering times of response at their events.
Growing a church in paradise Baptist Collegiate Ministries missionaries roll up their sleeves in Bellevue, Idaho By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published August 31, 2006
Without Google paving the way, Becky Hamnett and Missy Ward would have had a hard time learning about this small hamlet near the Sawtooth Mountains.
Samuel Thomas, president of Emmanuel Mission International, an indigenous evangelical organization in India, was able to return to ministry work after being released on bail for the second time Aug. 7 despite ongoing charges of “exciting ... disaffection towards the government.”
The North American Mission Board’s church planting and evangelization groups recognized achievements by 18 state Baptist convention partners during NAMB’s Aug. 1-3 “Mission Celebration” at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.
Church planting has always been difficult in the West and things haven’t changed in past couple of centuries. Towns would spring up in the middle of nowhere, boom for a decade or two, and then morph into ghost towns with only a handful of residents remaining.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, self-described as a “renewal movement of free and faithful Baptists,” has grown since its founding in 1991 to include up to 2,000 churches, according to statements from the group’s leaders.
Five Georgia couples were among the fifty-four retiring Southern Baptist missionaries – many of whom spent 30 years or more on the mission field – honored at the International Mission Board’s emeritus recognition service July 16 at the Missionary Learning Center in Rockville, Va.
Joe Bufford, pastor of Sargent Baptist Church near Newnan, recently decided to have an outdoor baptismal service. Years ago the church frequently baptized new believers in Wahoo Creek near the church, but certain circumstances made it logistically impossible to use the creek for a baptismal service at the present time.
Colquitt, a small town in southwest Georgia, has become known in recent years for its Swamp Gravy and Mayhaw Festival. Swamp Gravy is a stew-like dish that is made from “fish drippings,” tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and whatever else you have on hand.
Bobby Welch, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is continuing a fervent push toward the Sept. 30 culmination of the “‘Everyone Can!’ Kingdom Challenge” for Southern Baptists to reach 1 million baptisms.
For some 1,700 Arab-speakers from throughout the nation, the annual Middle-Eastern Baptist Conference sponsored by the California Southern Baptist Convention provides an opportunity for worship, training, evangelism, and “reunion.”
Either he’ll mobilize the world’s Christians to tackle global giants like spiritual emptiness, ego-centric leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy or Rick Warren will die trying, the Southern Baptist pastor told Fox News Aug. 21.
With a camouflage cover over its life-changing message, 100,000 copies of an Experiencing God Day-by-Day military edition have been placed in soldiers’ hands, with another 50,000-plus copies on the way.
Fed up with the religious aphorisms employees have been attaching to their email, the Ohio Department of Taxation has threatened to discipline workers whose postscripts wish the recipient a blessed day.
The 743 priests and deacons ordained in the Church of England this year have each received cards congratulating them on their ordination – and, if they are single, offering them help in finding a suitable spouse.
A new History Channel documentary, The Exodus Decoded, says that the eruption of the massive Greek volcano on the island of Santorini sometime around 1500 B.C. may explain the events surrounding the Israelite Exodus from Egypt.