August 27, 2009 Print Edition

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Raising up a generation of ‘holy rebels’ at Florida’s Youth Evangelism Conference

ORLANDO (FBC)—Quoting A.W. Tozer, Jeff Hessinger, director of the Personal Evangelism Department of the Florida Baptist Convention, called nearly 875 students and leaders to battle at the 2009 Youth Evangelism Conference in Orlando Aug. 7-8.

GCR Task Force already ‘talking about big issues,’ chairman says

ATLANTA (FBW)—The Great Commission Resurgence Task Force met Aug. 11-12 in Atlanta, burdened by the “absolutely enormous” and “extremely challenging” responsibility placed upon it by the Southern Baptist Convention, Chairman Ronnie Floyd said Aug. 12 at a news conference after the group’s first meetings concluded.

NAMB president Geoff Hammond, 3 associates resign after trustees call for full board meeting

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP/FBW)–Geoff Hammond and three of his closest associates resigned their positions with the North American Mission Board Aug. 11 after trustees met more than seven hours in executive session at the board’s Alpharetta, Ga., headquarters.

Point of View: Three weeks without Retia

The experience is still surreal. During the last few years, I have been trying to get things ready for Retia to be able to live and survive alone. I just thought I would “pass on over to glory” before she did. Shows how little we know, doesn’t it? One second can and does change multiple lives.

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Point of View: Not promoting a ‘single-payer’ plan—yet!

Listen closely to what the President says when he isn’t reading the script from his teleprompter and it’s possible, occasionally, to get a glimpse of the action he is planning. His town hall meeting Aug. 11 in Portsmouth, N.H., is a good example. During the Q&A, he hinted at what he really has in mind for the country’s health care system. Here is his answer to whether or not he intends to move the U.S. to a single-payer health care plan:

Point of View: Dave says

Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.

Point of View: Rejecting apathy—The church and American civilization

Many Christians, once motivated by protecting the sanctity of life, religious freedom, and traditional marriage, seem inconsolable—as if the fight is over and there’s nothing we can do about it.

But embracing this attitude is a certain prescription for disaster.

Central Florida Sunday School teacher & leader training, Sept. 12

Conferences for general leaders and teachers of adult, youth, children and preschool Sunday Schools will be featured at the Central Florida Sunday School Convention Sept. 12 at First Baptist Church in Dover, located at 3223 N. Gallagher Rd.

Florida Baptist seniors to rally across the state

Three Senior Adult Rallies offering worship, music and fellowship are scheduled across the state in the next two months.

Northwest Florida librarians meet in Pensacola Oct. 3

Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola will be the site of a one-day Regional Library Workshop Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Missions Jamboree for girls Oct. 3

Fun-filled activities, interaction with exciting international and North American missionaries, and a hands-on ministry project with the Ronald McDonald House await girls and their leaders at the Mission Jamboree, Sat., Oct. 3 at Fruit Cove Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Kingdom expansion through multi-site, church planting Oct. 8

Churches considering whether to expand to multiple locations or plant new churches can learn about these Great Commission strategies at the conference “Perspectives in Multi-Site and Church Planting: Options for Kingdom Expansion” Oct. 8 at Chets Creek Church in Jacksonville.

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