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Gas buy-down quells residents' suspicions of new church in Sebastian

SEBASTIAN (FBW)-As gas prices neared the $3 mark earlier this month, Coastal Community Church in Sebastian offered its neighbors discounted fuel in a community outreach effort Sept. 2.

MySpace: Useful & dangerous, youth pastor warns

DULUTH, Ga. (BP)-MySpace has been both a great asset and a burden to youth minister Ricky Smith.

Eric Geiger shares the Simple Church message in Orlando

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Apple. GAP. Google. The Simple Church. All of these feed the need of today's society for simplicity, said Eric Geiger, Sept. 7 at the Simple Church Conference in Orlando.

Point of View

This continues a series of articles written by my friend Sumner Wemp. I am reprinting them because I could not have said it better. I hope they bless you as much as they do me:

Point of View

On December 9, 2005, a young man robbed an Allentown, Pennsylvania, bank of $2,871. While bank robbery is not unusual, the identity of the perpetrator made this instance unique.

Point of View

I grew up privileged.

Point of View

Recent events make it clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran poses great challenges to both American security and global stability. In furtherance of its religiously inspired goals, Iran has funded and armed both Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Shiite militias in Iraq, fighting Americans. And then, there's Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, which, in the hands of apocalyptic fanatics like President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a terrifying prospect.

Hilliard Baptist establishes mentorship program at BCF

GRACEVILLE (FBW)-A group of six ladies from Hilliard Baptist Church and their pastor, Richie Allen, recently traveled to The Baptist College of Florida bearing homemade goodies for students.

Newest BCF freshman is 80

GRACEVILLE (FBW)-It might have taken a while for him to enroll in college, but Gus Doerle, an 80-year-old retired cancer survivor, is convinced he's finally on the right path.

God's people should exhibit Christ

On Aug. 24 Thomas A. Kinchen, president of The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, speaks in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Kinchen spoke from Philippians 2:1-11 and reminded students, faculty, and staff that God's people should exhibit and pursue the very mind of Christ. "The vast majority of the world thinks you are out of your mind," Kinchen said, "And if you're living in verses 1-4 of the second chapter of Philippians, then they're right!"

Country church adopts global vision

MONTICELLO (FBC)-Shoe boxes located in the foyer of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Monticello highlight mission opportunities found in the collection of everyday items.

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