August 7, 2003 Print Edition

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Florida Baptists urged to ‘Excel in Grace, Gratitude and Giving’ for 2003 Maguire Offering

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Each September, Florida Baptists observe a time of prayer for and awareness of mission work being accomplished in their own state. The Maguire State Mission Offering Season of Prayer is a week-long emphasis that culminates with an offering for state missions.

CP giving shows small gains in first six months of 2003

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Gifts by Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program have shown consistent growth during the first six months of 2003 despite troubling economic times. From January through June 2003, Florida Baptist churches gave $18,059,049.84 through the Cooperative Program, a 1.23 percent increase over the $17,840,003.98 given for the same time period in 2002.

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Point-of-View

If you’re a pastor, or if you’re a church member who has given a lot of thought and prayer to what your church ought to be like, you know exactly what I’m talking about when I say "the Perfect Church."

Point-of-View

How should your belief system affect the way you view the world? How can you allow your faith to influence your life so that you can make an impact for Christ on the culture around you?

Point-of-View

The packaged Slim Fast ice cream sandwich thudded onto my chest, stopping just short of whacking me on the chin.

Bibliocipher

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.

Harold Bennett remembered as faithful encourager

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A twinkle in his eye, a winsome smile, a gift for encouraging others and an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ were among the traits that distinguished Harold C. Bennett in the many leadership roles he held, speakers said in honoring the Southern Baptist leader during a July 30 memorial service.

New LifeWay initiative targets seminary students ‘for life’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Students at Southern Baptist seminaries view LifeWay Christian Resources primarily as a seller of books, but that’s an image the organization wants to change.

Iraq workers ‘thrilled’ with 46,000 food boxes sent

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Southern Baptist workers in Iraq are excited about the expected late-August arrival of 46,000 boxes of food packed by Southern Baptist churches this past spring for hungry families in Iraq.

Florida retiree sells home to pursue Kentucky mountain ministry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Pauline White thought she was just going to do a little light reading before bed, but instead the 72-year-old retiree opened the door to a call to missions that took her from her Florida home to the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

Drivers of 15-passenger vans need extra training

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Special training is needed for driving 15-passenger vans – the type of vehicle often used by churches and youth groups, the National Transportation Safety Board said July 15.

Hispanic conference trains leaders for revival

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–If anyone doubts that God is moving among Hispanics, just look at the numbers.

Ministry leaders urged to use e-mail and instant messaging

RIDGECEST, N.C. (BP)–Instant messaging is widespread, a new baby boom is in progress and confidence in formal religion is slipping. Ministry leaders should consider using current cultural trends like these to reach the communities around them, Paul Turner, a LifeWay Christian Resources staffer, said.

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