Baptist Life

Every Sunday, 8-year-old Micah Singerman heard his parents, International Mission Board missionaries Kevin and Victoria Singerman, tell chronological Bible stories in Kampala, Uganda. He then watched the Ugandan believers go out and share the same story with people in their community.  

Samnas Alemu thought he was saying goodbye to his family for one week. In 2013, persecution forced him to flee his home country of Ethiopia to seek asylum in the United States, and he was hoping to reunite with his family soon. But a week turned into months, and months into years, as Samnas waited for a hearing before a judge for his asylum case.

FORSYTH, Ga. — Last Saturday, April 20, some 250 Georgia college student leaders gathered at Maynard Baptist Church in Forsyth for Equip, a day of equipping leaders to be on mission on their campus, in their community and around the world.

FORSYTH, Ga. — Last Saturday, April 20, some 250 Georgia college student leaders gathered at Maynard Baptist Church in Forsyth for Equip, a day of equipping leaders to be on mission on their campus, in their community and around the world.

It’s rare that Gene Mitchell drives anywhere in his truck listening to Christian music without getting teary-eyed, some 18 months after his wife died of cancer.  “Songs now have a different meaning, things I’ve never heard in a song before,” Mitchell told The Alabama Baptist. 

Do you have a favorite Bible verse? One that has been with you in the valley and carried you to the other side?  Your go-to in time of crisis? The first Bible verse I ever remember remembering is James 4:8.

Comparing ourselves to others is a trap. It’s hard not to do, but it is definitely not good for us at all. I can see how my grandchildren struggle with this, but honestly I do as well.

JONESBORO, Ga. — Hannah’s life was “broken.” She was raised in Ghana by her father, who was a pastor, and sister after her mother left the family when she was only 3 months old.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midwestern Seminary welcomed hundreds of students, staff, and community members, along with their families, to campus for the Spring Picnic on April 19. The event featured free food, fun, and fellowship for the seminary community.

CLEVELAND, Ga. — Truett McConnell University’s shooting team has once again showcased their exceptional skills at the ACUI Clay Targets Collegiate Shotgun Bowl Series in San Antonio, Texas. Sophomore Ethan Ledford secured 2nd place in Trap Singles and 3rd place in Trap Doubles, while senior Drew Weber and sophomores Michael Bowen and Kason Gooch also earned accolades for their shooting prowess and academic excellence.

ROME, Ga. — Dr. Steve Parr, executive director at the Gwinnett Metro Baptist Network, will address the graduates at Shorter University’s 2023 Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 2.

A five-step program to combat what some say is a rampant problem of sexual abuse in churches will roll out in June during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis.

MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker Esports continues to build the foundation of a nationally recognized program after the Brewton-Parker College Fortnite Trio and Valorant teams garnered national titles in the Eastern College Athletic Conference this week.

CUMMING, Ga. — When Shirley Brown was a little girl growing up in small-town Georgia, her mama only allowed her to spend social time at the church. With a song in her heart and a thirst for fellowship, Shirley joined the choir.

Parents are met with a variety of challenges no matter the age or developmental stage of their child. First-time young parents may worry about feeding options and sleep schedules or grow anxious when their newborn shows signs of sickness or fever.

In our culture, we do not value dreamers. I tend to be a daydreamer. I have had people say to me, “Mark to Earth,” as I dreamed about the coming months. In the Bible, God uses dreams at least a dozen times to reveal His nature or plan.

The melody was the same, but the voices united in worship sang in numerous languages. “Then sings my soul,” sang a group in Arabic. Deaf believers lifted hands to sign “My Savior, God to thee, how great Thou art.” The diverse group of worshipers praised in styles unique to their culture.

HIAWASSEE, Ga. — Macedonia Baptist Church in Hiawassee wrapped up a fruitful week-long Spring revival last week, seeing seven people profess faith in Christ and 14 come forward to be baptized since Easter Sunday.

DALLAS — Nine-year-old Destiny, wide-eyed and smiling broadly, surveyed the freshly repainted sanctuary of Lake June Baptist Church as she and her mother, Yvonne, arrived at the church to see what the Lord had done.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — More than 200 church planters represented 189 sending churches at Send Network’s most recent orientation for newly endorsed church planters last week. Five different languages were spoken among the planters, who hailed from 24 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.

ROME, Ga. — Hawks on Mission Day had record attendance for their fourth annual day of service. With over 330 volunteers, Shorter University students, staff, faculty, and alumni were spread throughout Rome completing different service projects.

ONTARIO, Calif. — Friends, alumni, faculty, students and trustees gathered on Tuesday, April 16, to honor Jeff Iorg for his tenure as president of Gateway Seminary and to commission him for service at the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.

For many, including me, the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is the bedrock of the Christian faith. That Jesus suffered and rose from the dead is the fifth essential element of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Let me outline some reasons for this belief and how it is so central to the good news of the kingdom of God. 

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — During celebrations of the Akins’ 20-year anniversary, Southeastern announced a new endowment in honor of Mrs. Charlotte Akin. The Charlotte Akin Student Aid Fund will supply financial assistance to full-time students who have received care from the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia.

KANSAS CITY, Mo—Midwestern Seminary partnered with 9Marks to host “A Conference on Membership” on Tuesday through Wednesday, April 16–17. Speakers Jason K. Allen, Brian Davis, Zach Schlegel, Philip Van Steenburgh, Jared C. Wilson, Jonathan Leeman, and Jeff Lacine brought messages and led panel discussions aimed at providing a biblical understanding of church membership and cultivating meaningful membership practices in the local church.

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