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  • Ga. Baptists urged to reach 'Generation Yet'

    by Scott Barkley/Christian Index, posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (BP) -- Speakers urged Georgia Baptists to redouble their efforts in sharing the Gospel with young people and training student ministry leaders alongside other business at their 197th annual meeting held at Second Baptist Church, Warner Robins, Nov. 12-13.

    Messengers also adopted a $41.3 million budget, collected more than 38,000 backpacks for Appalachian children, and elected a new president and vice presidents. Read More

  • Hammond unanimously voted Ga. Baptist exec. director

    by Scott Barkley/Christian Index, posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by Scott Barkley/Christian Index
    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee members voted with a singular "yes" to a search team's recommendation Tuesday (Sept. 11) that pastor Thomas Hammond become the convention's next executive director.

    Hammond, 56, is lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Alpharetta and was president of the Georgia Baptist Convention from 2015-2017.

    "We wanted someone who loves Jesus, loves people, loves the church, loves making disciples and loves Georgia Baptists," said search team chairman Bob Jolly, pastor of First Baptist Church in Cumming. "We wanted someone doctrinally sound, denominationally connected, diversity-inclusive and dedicated to unity. Read More

  • Scott Barkley tapped as Ga. Christian Index editor

    by The Christian Index, posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 (7 months ago)

    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Scott Barkley, associate managing editor of The Christian Index, will be promoted to editor effective June 1, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board's executive director, J. Robert White, has announced.

    Barkley, 44, in his 15 years with The Index, has served as production editor, web content editor and associate managing editor. He will assume the role of editor June 1, with current editor J. Gerald Harris serving as senior editor until his retirement Dec. 31. Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Ga. executive director search underway; NC’s C.J. Bordeaux dies; Mohler to address NRB luncheon

    by Christian Index, Biblical Recorder & BP Staff, posted Friday, April 27, 2018 (9 months ago)

    In today’s SBC Digest: Georgia Baptist executive director search underway; North Carolina’s C.J. Bordeaux dies; R. Albert Mohler Jr. to address NRB luncheon on the National Day of Prayer.

    Ga. executive director search underway

    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The search committee for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s next executive director/CEO is receiving recommendations and has scheduled three listening sessions. Read More

  • Georgia's J. Robert White announces plans to retire

    by Gerald Harris , posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Photo by Joe Westbury/The Christian Index
    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director J. Robert White signaled his intention to retire after more than 25 years in the position in a letter he read to the GBMB executive committee today (March 13).

    White, 71, announced his retirement would become effective Dec. 31, 2018, when he has completed 26 years as the mission board's executive director.

    Although White grew up in Florida and Alabama, he had served as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ga., in the 1970s and early 1980s ... Read More

  • Ga. Baptists honor White; add college budget goals

    by Joe Westbury/The Christian Index, posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Scott Barkley/Christian Index
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (BP) -- Messengers to the 196th annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention recognized J. Robert White on his 25th anniversary as GBC executive director, approved a $41.2 million budget and collected more than 34,000 backpacks for needy children.

    Messengers gathered at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville for the Nov. 13-14 meeting, which was preceded by the Sunday evening Inspirational Rally where International Mission Board President David Platt, an Atlanta native, spoke. Read More

  • Georgia Baptists increase budget to $41M

    by Christian Index staff, posted Monday, November 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Joe Westbury/Christian Index
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (BP) -- Messengers to the 195th Georgia Baptist Convention annual meeting approved an increased Cooperative Program budget of $41,000,000 -- 42 percent of which will be forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention causes.

    In addition, they re-elected Alpharetta pastor Thomas Hammond as president at the Nov. 14-15 gathering at Calvary Baptist Temple in Savannah.

    Of the remaining budget, 11.74 percent -- $4,812,500 -- will be allotted for ... Read More

  • Ga. Baptists increase budget, boost CP giving

    by Staff/Christian Index, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- A brand new Georgia Baptist Convention reinvented for a new era in ministry was unveiled to messengers at the 194th annual meeting of the state convention. Messengers, meeting at Roswell Street Baptist Church on Nov. 9-10, also approved a 2016 budget of $40,600,000, a modest $200,000 increase over the current year's budget and the first increase in six years. Read More

  • Ga. Baptists announce new name, ministry direction

    by Joe Westbury/Christian Index, posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- Georgia Baptists have announced they are reinventing themselves with a new focus, new organizational structure, and new name that better communicates their mission and identity. The new direction was rolled out to state missionaries Monday (Sept. 14) at the Baptist Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth and shared with the Georgia Baptist Executive Committee today (Sept. 15).

    The focus emerged after nearly a year of study that centers around eight objectives ranging from involving the next generation to better equipping churches and ... Read More

  • Ga. Baptist paper to end printed editions Jan. 1

    by Christian Index/BP Staff, posted Thursday, September 10, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DULUTH, Ga. (BP) -- The Christian Index will transition primarily to an online presence Jan. 1, the Georgia Baptist Convention's newsjournal has announced.

    "Bowing to the pressures of an increasingly difficult economic climate with rising production and distribution costs -- coupled with declining revenue from circulation and advertising -- The Index will produce its final biweekly print edition on Dec. 24," the paper reported in its Sept. 3 print edition. Read More