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EUSTIS (FBC) A strategy to reach Southeast Floridas urban areas with the Gospel, the allocation of funds to help Gulf Coast Baptists hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and a process to inform and educate Florida Baptists about the Marriage Protection Amendment were among a slate of business items approved during the Sept. 24 State Board of Missions meeting at Lake Yale Conference Center.
MANAUS, Brazil (FBW)For more than 100 years Southern Baptists have been sharing the Good News with some Brazilians. For others, the indigenous peoples of the Amazon River Basin, all outsiders, especially westerners, have been told to steer clear of the tropical rain forest and its unspoiled populations.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (FBC)-Two Florida Baptist Convention feeding units began feeding victims of Hurricane Rita on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Lake Charles, La., working alongside The Salvation Army.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch is applauding a task force report that calls for greater Cooperative Program support from leaders throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.
For days an idea has been running around in my head searching for the finish line. It has come in spasms. Maybe it has always been a question begging for an answer and Katrina resurfaced it.
It’s not hard to figure out that we’re living in a sex-crazed society – one that operates much like an open sewer. It’s even been called the “new morality” by some, including ministers of the Gospel.
It’s amazing how much brain-washing the American people can endure and still come out of it with their brains in good working order.
ORLANDO (FBW)–Churches in Orlando are gearing up for the April 2006 Luis Palau Festival, and festival leadership has scheduled October meetings in preparation for the event. According to event organizers, the evangelist’s upcoming Florida festival has amassed more than 350 participating Central Florida churches and has garnered the support of the Greater Orlando and Seminole Baptist associations.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)Despite many successful evangelistic events Woodland Baptist Church in Bradenton held for community children, something seemed amiss when it came to enlisting students to be baptizeduntil the church created a seven minute solution.
The Board of Directors of Florida Baptist Witness met recently and approved 2006 rates for our subscription plans, other than the individual rate, which will remain at $16.95 annually. The Local Church Edition rate will increase .25 per subscription to $8.25, while the Church Budget and Club plans will increase .50 each, to $9.75 and $11.00, respectively. The Local Church Edition rate has not been increased since 2001 and the Church Budget and Club plans have not been increased in two years.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention’s Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 9 new churches in Aug. 2005.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Southern Baptists are assessing needs and assigning mobile disaster relief units to areas of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana damaged during Hurricane Rita, while continuing to provide hot meals, clean-up and recovery services throughout the Gulf Coast.