August 18, 2005 Print Edition

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Orange crosses dot Daytona Beach for YEC

DAYTONA BEACH (FBC) — Emboldened by the challenge that their generation could change the world, hundreds of Florida Baptist teens crisscrossed the shores of Daytona Beach armed with six-foot fluorescent orange crosses, “EvangeCubes” and “Eternal Life” tracts to share their faith in Jesus Christ.

Panama City church health care center a Maguire ministry

PANAMA CITY (FBC)–Examining Matthew 25:35, members of St. Andrew Baptist Church in Panama City decided something was missing in the mission of their congregation.

600 at Black Leadership Week look closely at Acts 1:8 Challenge

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–The future of the church is outside its walls, speakers at the 13th annual Black Leadership Week said.

TV interview offers insight to Roberts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A five-year-old television interview with Supreme Court nominee John Roberts that aired again Aug. 7 provides insight into his conservative judicial philosophy, interest groups on both ends of the spectrum say.

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You may recognize the title of this article as a play on the famous words of Winston Churchill. In praise of the Royal Air Force’s heroics in the Battle of Britain, Churchill said, “Never in the face of human conflict has so much been owed to so few by so many.” Now, as then, London is being bombed.

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It’s time for a new kind of leadership – not a new method or technique, but an all-new mentality of leadership where church leaders become revolutionaries. It’s time for the kind of leadership I recently saw in China among the underground church – where the greatest revival in the history of the church is taking place.

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One of America’s foremost postmodern academics, Stanley Fish, dean emeritus at the University of Illinois and professor at Duke, has come up with an ingenious idea for teaching college students to write better. Here’s how he describes it in the New York Times:

African American educators study five ‘E’s’ of ministry: Educate, Execute, Equip, Enable, Evaluate

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)-In a pilot project in the Jacksonville Baptist Association, 40 members of African American congregations are preparing to lead education ministries in their churches. After 18 months of study, they hold LifeWay Christian Growth Study Plan certificates for directors and ministers of education. The African American Minister of Education (AAME) Project is sponsored by the Florida Baptist Convention and JBA.

BCF welcomes new professor

GRACEVILLE (BCF)–James Newell has been named associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF).

Santa Rosa Baptist Association DOM Bobby Musselwhite announces retirement

MILTON (FBW) – Bobby J. Musselwhite, director of missions for the Santa Rosa Baptist Association for the past nine years, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2005.

Sullivan to lead conference on Baptist doctrine for church planters

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–A Baptist doctrine class for church planters and prospective church planters will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.

Caner: Fellowship essential for power of God in worship

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–True corporate worship depends on fellowship among believers, a seminary dean told 500 Music Week participants, noting, “What you and your church take years to build can be destroyed with one cross word, one bad thought, one bitter spirit.

Intentional discipleship is process, not program

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)–James Cox didn’t find the answers he expected at Discipleship/Leadership Week. What he found instead was a new way of looking at the question. “I think I came looking for a way to make a successful discipleship program,” Cox said. “Now I’m looking for a way to make a successful disciple.”

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