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Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training
Jul22

Five values of ReConnect Sunday School leadership training

What is the value of attending a ReConnect Sunday School Regional Clinic? Consider the following list as you ponder participating in one of the 15 regional clinics available this August around our state. /// Trained leaders Research of Georgia’s 100 fastest growing churches by the Georgia Baptist Convention revealed that the most common characteristic of a growing church was leadership training. Leaders that receive ongoing training...

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Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts
Jul21

Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts

NASHVILLE (BP) — A second undercover video released today (July 21) by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show a Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating the price of baby parts obtained through abortion and discussing the possibility of varying abortion procedures to harvest intact organs. At one point in the video, a woman identified as Mary Gatter, former president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’...

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Jeannie Elliff, beloved wife of SBC leader, dies of cancer
Jul21

Jeannie Elliff, beloved wife of SBC leader, dies of cancer

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Jeannie Elliff, wife of former IMB President Tom Elliff, died July 20 at her home in Oklahoma City following a long struggle with cancer. She was 69.  “The entire IMB family and I praise God for Jeannie Elliff,” said IMB President David Platt. “To use Paul’s words from 2 Corinthians 6:10, we are filled with sorrowful rejoicing at the news of her passing. We grieve with Tom, the Elliff...

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Two Falls Creek services witness hundreds answer the call to ministry
Jul21

Two Falls Creek services witness hundreds answer the call to ministry

DAVIS—The Thursday night service is a special time during the summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. After spending the majority of the week hearing about missions during morning sessions and in-cabin Bible studies, spending time in the Wynn Center for World Missions, and visiting the One Life Mission Village, students are receptive to hearing a message that brings an emphasis on serving God through ministry and...

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Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS
Jul20

Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

NASHVILLE (BP) — At least three mainline Protestant denominations have celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, and others say they are divided on the issue. With a new Associated Press poll suggesting decreased support for same-sex marriage among Americans generally, a watchdog group that monitors mainline bodies said gay-affirming denominations are more progressive regarding marriage...

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Responding to same-sex marriage: Recommended reading
Jul20

Responding to same-sex marriage: Recommended reading

With the United States Supreme Court mandating same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Christians are looking for resources that will help them engage on the issue of homosexuality, with grace and truth. Links to the following resources can be found at www.bgco.org/marriage. /// MARRIAGE & THE LAW • Gay weddings? Who must perform them? by David Roach • Why the Church Should Neither Cave nor Panic about the Decision on Gay Marriage by...

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