May 27, 2004 Print Edition

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Summit explores ‘Kingdom Education’ efforts

ORLANDO (FBW)—Billed as an “historic” meeting of Southern Baptist pastors, state convention leaders and Christian school administrators, the May 11 Florida Baptist Kingdom Education Summit was held with the hope that the gathering would “help to energize our school movement and help focus it on how we can help churches grow,” said organizer Ed Gamble, executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools.

What is ‘Kingdom Education’?

ORLANDO (FBW)—A fledgling movement among Southern Baptists to promote denomination-wide Christian education for children in elementary and secondary schools is known as “Kingdom education.” The concept was promoted at a May 11 Florida Baptist Kingdom Education Summit jointly sponsored by the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools and Florida Baptist Convention.

Anti-public schools resolution finds little support at Summit

ORLANDO (FBW)—A resolution calling for a Southern Baptist exodus from public schools, proposed by two laymen for consideration by the Southern Baptist Convention during its upcoming annual meeting in Indianapolis June 15-16, found little support at a May 11 meeting of Southern Baptist backers of Christian schools.

Christian Education Resolution

Submitted Jointly by T.C. Pinckney and Bruce N. Shortt To the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention
April 26, 2004

What can the SBC do to support ‘Kingdom Education’?

Florida Baptist Witness asked Ed Gamble, executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools, to outline what he believes can be done within the Southern Baptist Convention to support the efforts of grassroots Southern Baptists who are engaged in Christian schools.

Sunday School not a ‘dinosaur of antiquity,’ Rainer says

BRANDON (FBC)—Discrediting ideas of Sunday School as a “dinosaur of antiquity,” Thom Rainer, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., encouraged church leaders at the Central Florida Sunday School Conference, May 15, to strive for greatness in ministry.

SBOM suggests compliance requirements for cooperation bylaw

LAKE YALE (FBC) -The State Board of Missions strengthened the enforcement of Bylaw 2 that defines Baptist cooperation during its May 21 meeting at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.


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This week concludes a look at the doctrine of the Christian life, exploring how the Bible and theologians define the Christian experience. This doctrine study has centered on an examination of terms describing the Christian life found in Scripture. This week, the terms redemption, reconciliation, forgiveness, new birth and sanctification will be examined.


The Biblical teaching that believers are the salt of the earth challenges the church in defining ministry. The impact of the church extends beyond the borders of the campus into a world of darkness and desperation. The spiritual warfare that the church encounters is real. The church can take a position of silence or take a stand.


Not long ago I received a letter from a long-time supporter of Prison Fellowship. He told me he was frankly alarmed over some of the cultural battles he’d seen me leap into.


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

South Florida seminary classes train future leaders

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Long days and sleepless nights typify Efrain Salcedo’s weekly schedule.

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