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By David Chancey The surprising Atlanta Braves are celebrating their return to the World Series. And many of us are staying up late, hanging on every pitch. As the team fought through a difficult …

Dawn Reed By Dawn Reed Severe pain in my beloved’s leg pushed him to go to the hospital.  He had been studying about blood clots for a sermon illustration.  Several of his symptoms …

By J. Gerald Harris My pastor friend, Michael Boatfield of Macland Baptist Church in Powder Springs, preached a sermon which he entitled “Are You Wearing a Bib or an Apron?” I wish I had thought …

Patrice Williams poses with children during a mission trip to Guatemala with First Baptist Church of Villa Rica. By J. Gerald Harris VILLA RICA – Patrice Williams had always thought she'd marry a …

Editor’s note: The Cooperative Program allows churches of every size to have a part in spreading the gospel around the world. If you've ever wondered why so many church leaders feel so strongly …

Ashley Tyree takes a selfie at a recent meeting of the Food for the Soul discipleship group that is part of the chaplaincy ministry for The Beasley Group in south Georgia. By Scott …

It was a time when most American families were still plowing fields with mules, not tractors, when they grew their food out of necessity, not because it was a fun hobby. The American economy was …

The Georgia Baptist Mission Board's regional evangelism conferences are set for February and March. By JJ Washington A series of regional evangelism conferences organized by the Georgia Baptist …

By Mike Griffin As we think upon the subject of Christians and politics, it may seem odd to many that we would put the two together. Politics is seen in such a negative light these days. The reaction …

The Agape Kids speakers’ panel answered questions about ministering to foster and adoptive families’ needs. Pictured from left to right are Tim VanLandingham, Misty Morris, Amanda Bailey, and …

The band Pure Heart performs at the annual hoedown at Legacy Baptist Church on Saturday. (Photo/Isabel Durand) By Henry Durand Beth McIntyre and her son Joshua make kettle corn at the hoedown. …

By John Paul Hasick October is Pastor Appreciation Month and with all the assigned themes and designations to other months and special days, I pray we do not miss or over-look the significance of …

By Tim Dowdy October is Pastor Appreciation Month so I would like to encourage you and your church to say “thank you” in some special ways this year. In fact, this Sunday is set aside as …

There’s a story from long ago about a tenacious little turtle that lived deep in the forest. After hours of great effort, he climbed to the top of a tree, jumped into the air waving his front legs …

In this photo from the the Georgia Baptist State Mission Board Office in 1909, H.R. Bernard is on the far right. Business is business even the Lord’s business. -- H.R. Bernard By Charles Jones It …

Dear Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and the Churches and Baptist Bodies of our Convention Family,  When I arrived in Nashville to serve the Lord and our Baptist …

By Mike Griffin The 199th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, 147 Church Street, Jonesboro, Ga 30236 on November 9-10, 2021.  …

Editor’s note: The Georgia Baptist Mission Board has invited nationally known attorneys Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris to lead two free workshops for church leaders on prevention of child sexual …

By Ronnie Floyd The month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is the time to champion your pastor. Pastors are God-called servant-leaders who feed the people of God through …

By Paul Chitwood In late July, Michelle and I, along with two of our daughters, traveled overseas, where we met with more than 60 of your missionaries and their kids. We were so encouraged by the …

No matter a person’s age, navigating the call to ministry can be a confusing journey. That’s why the folks at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board deserves a word of thanks for a new initiative …

By David Jeremiah EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Caitlin McNeil, a 21-year-old Scottish singer, and her friends couldn’t agree about the color of a dress they saw on the Internet. Some in their group …

Bridge named in honor of Georgian killed in Afghanistan. By Charles Jones The nation was transfixed by the images repeatedly flashed across the screens. It was a blow beyond our collective …

Georgia Baptist Convention President Kevin Williams discusses the role missions have played in the growth of First Baptist Church Villa Rica. By Buck Burch Churches are ready to get back to going. …

By Ronnie FloydOn Saturday, September 11, 2021, America will observe the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. On this day, it seemed the world stopped as all eyes and hearts observed the horrific events that …

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