By Julie Waters BIRMINGHAM – National WMU will host a virtual experience for the Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14, in celebration of North American missions while encouraging support for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. With the theme The Mission Moves Forward, the goal for this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $70 million […]
Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2020, 2.7 million of the world’s registered refugees were from Afghanistan. SPECIAL/IMB photo Amita* looks around the room and sees seven other Afghan teenage girls watching as she talks. She joyfully shares how God broke through her fear and doubt and led her to His kingdom of light. Amita knows deep within that God has changed her […]
In the coming months, The Christian Index will be highlighting some Georgia Baptist pastors who have become heroes to their churches and communities. The Apostle Paul wrote, “The elders (pastors) who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (Timothy 5:17, NIV). COLUMBUS […]
By Governor Brian Kemp As Georgia’s 83rd Governor, I have championed historic pro-life legislation that protects the unborn, but I have also been clear: we, as people of faith, should be pro-life for a child’s whole life, not just from the womb to the delivery room. Last year, we passed and signed important legislation that […]
Evelyn and Bob Bagley shake hands with well-wishers at Salem Baptist Church upon the occasion of his retirement after 32 years as an Associational Missions Strategist. GERALD HARRIS/Special CHATSWORTH – Bob Bagley, one of Georgia Baptists’ most beloved and respected ministers passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at AdventHealth Murray, formerly Murray Medical Center, in […]
DULUTH – Even though the tragedy of human trafficking happens every day in Georgia, the month of January is a time to raise awareness and recruit new support for the fight against it. January has been recognized as Human Trafficking Awareness month across many sectors, including faith based, government and law enforcement organizations. “It has been […]
Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, will be nominated as the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The SBC leaders called for peace – and called Christians to prayer.
By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — New COVID-19 relief legislation that maintains encouragement for charitable giving and funding for a small loan program that includes churches gained President Trump’s signature on Dec. 27. In a sudden reversal, the president signed into law a combined legislative package that provides $900 billion for COVID-19 relief and $1.4 […]
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