It’s Wednesday morning at the Austin Street Centre and the gates are open at the faith-based fortress at the foot of the downtown skyline. The bell in the tower clatters harshly against the cold wind, beckoning those on the streets for a pious word or two, a prayer, perhaps a cracker crumb dipped in the Communion cup.
Super Bowl XLI will feature two teams making their first super game appearance in two-plus decades, two Midwestern teams separated by only a couple hundred miles, but most importantly two coaches who are strong believers in Jesus Christ.
Using David as an example of a man after God’s own heart, GBC Executive Director J. Robert White asked state legislators to take the same path in policy-making at the Fifth Annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast Jan. 24.
Congregations like Colonial Woods Baptist Church near Lilburn are helping to bring to pass one of the dreams of the Kendrick brothers who wrote and produced the Facing the Giants movie: using it as an evangelistic outreach tool.
The North American Mission Board has released a statement in response to a book written by a former employee that details what she considered to be objectionable operating procedures during the agency’s founding years.
Michael Guido, a 92-year-old evangelist from this town in East Georgia, is a man whose life is marked by faith. Years ago he determined to live by faith and his prayers have produced so many miraculous provisions that he has been called a modern day George Mueller.
Georgians who desire to see a display of the nation’s historical documents installed in public areas in their communities can now request the items from Ten Commandments Georgia. The organization is making them available for a suggested contribution of $895 plus shipping. Individual framed copies are available for $125 each.
The Gulf Coast of Alabama is blessed with a usually warm, emerald-green ocean for swimming and sugar-white, soft-sand beaches for sunning. It’s a paradise that draws six million people a year, but 70 percent of them don’t know Christ.
Roof collapse was assured Sagging dome in Lavonia raises congregation’s awareness of structural weakness By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published February 1, 2007
It’s not stretching the truth to say that the sharp eye of a layman at First Baptist Church here has potentially saved the lives of at least 250 members and visitors at the church.
Census Bureau figures show that Georgia will face a dramatic increase in Latino high school graduates in the next eight years. Morgan Cook is laying the groundwork to increase exposure about BPC for those students.
Thirteen patriarchs and bishops representing the Jerusalem-based Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican communities released a joint statement in early January voicing concern over the escalation of violence between two rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah.
The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is well-known as a country where Christians are persecuted for their faith. Last month, details about four Christians executed for their faith have been released through the World Bible Translation Center’s Gary Bishop.
Instead of celebrating his appointment as archbishop of Warsaw on Jan. 7, Stanislaw Wielgus gave up his office after confirming media reports that he had collaborated with Poland’s secret police in the 1960s and 1970s.
Joe Graham, GBC specialist in Collegiate Ministries, invited me to speak to our Georgia Baptist campus ministers at their December retreat. During their meeting I was privileged to hear Jim Slack, a representative from the International Mission Board, who was speaking about the growth of Islam in Europe and America. He asked rhetorically, “How are they managing to grow so rapidly when we have the Holy Spirit and they have nothing?”
Most leaders have added a new word to their vocabulary in recent days – missional. As church leaders strive for relevant and purposeful ministry, the cry to become missional has become increasingly popular, especially among younger and so-called emerging leaders.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 1, 2007
Today we had a staff meeting at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center and it was truly inspiring. At one point in our meeting we went around the room and each staff member shared how God was blessing their ministry and also talked about important events that have recently transpired as well as those that are being anticipated in the near future.