International Mission Board trustees heard a challenge to speed up the sluggish growth of Southern Baptists’ global mission force and appointed 43 new missionaries during their Jan. 29-31 meeting in Ontario, Calif.
The presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board and International Mission Board simultaneously hit buttons to launch the new North American People Groups website (www.peoplegroups.info) on Feb.7 during a joint ceremony.
A financial resource kit piloted by a leading Georgia Baptist church will be a key part of a set of three national conferences designed to help Southern Baptists tame the almighty dollar. The training will be held in Georgia on April 12-13.
Four years to the month when a dozen mission volunteers tumbled from a swinging bridge into a treacherous ravine – killing one – Georgia Baptists are again mourning the loss of life in the same Central American country.
The North American Mission Board’s presidential search committee hopes to have a recommendation by late March or early April, committee chairman Greg Faulls reported to NAMB’s board of trustees at their meeting on Feb. 7.
A Hymnal Summit hosted by the LifeWay Worship Music Group Jan. 12-13 drew 100 participants selected because of their expertise to provide feedback on potential content for “The Worship Project,” which includes a hardback hymnal to be released in 2008 and a 1,000-song digital hymnal repository.
While disaster relief work continued in Oklahoma and Missouri following an ice storm earlier this month, one disaster relief volunteer was killed in a car accident while returning to his home in Osceola, Ark.
A tornado touched down at Florida Baptists’ Lake Yale Conference Center at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, causing extensive damage to its North Camp area as a series of storms tore across central Florida in the early morning hours.
Connecting a rich past and seeking to encourage a new generation of campers, staff, and volunteers, LifeWay Conference Centers has launched “GloriRidge,” an online community for current and former employees, summer staff, volunteers, and others with personal experiences at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center and LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center.
The president of a Christian organization that helps poor people in Honduras has gone into hiding after a lawyer for the group was murdered in December. Carlos Hernandes of the Association for a More Just Society received a death threat immediately after an associate, attorney Dionisio Diaz Garcia, was shot to death on his way to court, Steve Geurink of Worldwide Christian Schools told Mission Network News.
The tiny church in England where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried is falling apart, and fans of the Bard are being asked to help raise more than $6 million to repair the ravages of eight centuries.
I don’t think I want to be standing near Brian in a thunderstorm. He was raised a Catholic, and says he became a born-again Christian when he was 13. Now he professes to be an atheist and has entered a contest with God that makes the prophets of Baal in Elijah’s day look like featherweights.
I remember Benny Delmar A Johnny Appleseed of church planters By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published February 15, 2007
I remember Benny Delmar.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 15, 2007
As Executive Director of the Convention and also as a member of North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, I want to extend an invitation to you to attend the 2007 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference, which will be held in our church February 26-27.
Use an opportunity By Jim Duggan, pastor, Hoschton First Baptist Published February 15, 2007
The NFL has shown us its colors now, hasn’t it? They have flagged churches for illegal procedure for sponsoring Super Bowl parties, yet they have allowed sports bars to proceed unpenalized, even encouraging the same activity from them. I guess churches have not doled out the necessary sponsorship millions to buy “most protected” status. After further review the penalty should be assessed the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct.
I have just finished reading the commentary “Historic Baptist gathering at the Carter Center” by Gerald Harris. I very much enjoyed the article. I am very pleased to know that we have such leadership that is prominent in their area of ministry.