Baptist Life

NASHVILLE – Americans making New Year’s resolutions are focusing on their health, finances and relationships, a new survey by Lifeway Research shows.

ATLANTA (BP) – The efforts of two groups of Georgia Baptists have sent school supplies, toys, Bibles, food and other materials to needy children both locally as well as into other states.

ALPHARETTA – Steve Browning declares that he is nothing more than a kid who grew up in a house on a dirt road in a small, out-of-the-way town in north central Florida who has been an incredible recipient of God’s grace. Today he is the pastor of one of Georgia Baptist’s most visible and strategic churches.

ALBANY, Ga. -- For artist Courtenay Puckett, worship is by no means confined to church sanctuaries. She  uses her talent to bring worship into homes, offices and, most recently, into one of Albany's premier art venues.

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Billy Duncan vividly recalls the parade of international missionaries who spoke at his home church every year as he was growing up. Most of their words have long since been forgotten, but not their passion for reaching the world with the gospel.

CUMMING, Ga. – A growing number of Georgia churches are recognizing the value of music education as a way to reach unchurches families.

DOUGLAS, Ga. – A down-and-out mother of five young children who had lost her job, her car and her home was looking at a very bleak Christmas.

ACWORTH, Ga. – Dallas White was fortunate to have one of Georgia’s most successful pastors, Johnny Hunt, to invest in him when he was new to ministry.

LEESBURG, Ga. – In a busy grocery store parking lot, Tim Williams struck up a conversation with a bagboy on Saturday, talking not about sports, nor grocery prices, nor weather, nor politics.

HOUSTON (BP) – In the darkness, a light appeared. Then another, and another. Quickly they grew in tandem with the applause throughout the auditorium of Champion Forest Baptist Church.

WINSTON – During this Christmas season many of us will watch the soul-stirring movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” simply because it has become a holiday tradition. In the 1946 Hollywood classic, George Bailey played by Jimmy Stewart, is overwhelmed by family obligations, community responsibilities, a burdensome job, and a life he never wanted to live.

DULUTH, Ga. – The Georgia Baptist Mission Board has announced a series of strategic personnel moves aimed at expanding the reach of Baptist Collegiate Ministry in the state.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders prayed with pastors and residents Thursday as they continue recovering from the deadly line of storms that stretched across the Midwest and South leaving more than 75 fatalities. According to the National Weather Service, at least 41 tornadoes with winds of up to 190mph cut a 200-mile path across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee on Dec. 10 and 11.

MAYFIELD, Ky. – Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Director Ricky Thrasher has heard the question many times: Where do you begin to help victims of an outbreak of tornadoes so violent that they wiped entire communities off the map?

MACON, Ga. – The Georgia Baptist Executive Committee has voted to create a task force to review the distribution of Cooperative Program funding.

MACON, Ga. – A Fayetteville pastor who serves in several key roles within the Georgia Baptist Convention has been elected chairman of the Executive Committee.

DULUTH, Ga. – Churches gave more than $1.25 million over the past year through the Mission Georgia offering, which provides funding specifically for sharing the gospel in Georgia where more than 9 million residents don’t go to church.

MACON, Ga. – Georgia Baptists have been offering a hand up to help Afghan refugees streaming into the state to begin new lives after their home country fell to the Taliban.

MACON, Ga. – A broad cross section of Georgia church leaders have been appointed to serve on the Special Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, a select committee that will “make recommendations for developing programs, best practices, and policy guidelines for preventing sexual abuse.”

BOWMAN, Ga. – The mile-wide path of destruction left behind after an EF-4 tornado rumbled across Coweta County in March was nearly beyond imagination.

NASHVILLE (BP) – Christmas is a celebration of a real event, according to most Americans. Just don’t expect them to know exactly why Jesus was born and came to earth.

SMITHFIELD, Va. (BP) – Joy Stamey, an 86-year-old member of Liberty Live Church in Hampton, Va., described finally being baptized as “the best thing I have ever done.”

ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia Baptists turn heads when they walk the halls of the Capitol. Even the governor takes notice.

AILEY, Ga. – The Christmas season is merry indeed for Curtis Rowe, the southeast Georgia man who was given a life-saving gift from a longtime high school football coach.

NASHVILLE (BP) – There had been existing policies at Megan Nauman’s church to prevent sexual abuse, but the Caring Well Challenge helped identify a predator in their midst, she said.

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