Tonight is pivotal in the march toward a Great Commission Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention. After last year’s overwhelming vote to form a Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, the time has come to hear about the progress of this task force.
Ronnie Floyd, Chairman of the GCRTF Committee is asking for all to pray for this evening as he presents the progress report to the Executive Committee of the SBC. He says, “I do not know of any time in our process where we need prayer any more than for our presentation on Monday night in Nashville, Tennessee. Please encourage others to join us as Prayer Partners at www.pray4gcr.com. Again, we need prayer support.”
Some Info from the Pray4GCR Site:
On Monday night, I will be giving a Progress Report to the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, as well as to the representative leadership gathered from around the Southern Baptist Convention. We realize that many of you have an interest in hearing the Progress Report. Therefore, if you will visit our website at www.pray4gcr.com on Monday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. CST, we will have the report on video for you. I am going into the studio sometime before Monday so I can share with all Southern Baptists what God has put on our hearts. Once I sit down from making this presentation on Monday night, the video will be online at www.pray4gcr.com. Please share with others that they can view it online.
Again Ronnie Floyd ends his blog with an appeal for prayer:
Finally, more important than anything, let’s pray for God to move mightily on Monday night in Nashville. Gather people to pray for this important night. I humbly appeal to you, please pray for me.
Baptist21 would like to make our readers aware of “ReFocus” an exciting opportunity in SC next Tuesday in conjunction with the South Carolina Baptist Convention Evangelism Conference.
ReFocus is a collective endeavor to gather young leaders across South Carolina and to encourage them to reFocus on the gospel and the Great Commission in our state and in our convention. It is our strong desire that the denominational structures of our state will once again exist to carry the gospel to the unreached in culturally relevant ways.
Because we believe in the power of cooperation in ministry, we are striving to reFocus our churches and denomination in gospel centered cooperation.
In light of that effort, you are invited to join other young leaders in our state on Tuesday, February 23rd for the ReFocus Panel Discussion.
What: a FREE breakfast and panel discussion
When: February 23rd @ 8:30am
Where: Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church, 4371 Anderson Mill Rd, Moore, SC 29369 – Breakfast will be provided in the Christian Life Center
- David Platt – Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL
- Alvin Reid – Author, speaker, and Professor of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Jay Hardwick, pastor of Awaken Church, a church plant in Columbia, SC will moderate this event
How to Register – Click Here
Submit a Question – Click here
After the breakfast, Platt, Reid, and Jay Hardwick will preach in the morning session of the SCBC Evangelism Conference.
Baptist21 picks back up on Jon Akin’s sermon series through the Proverbs.
Here is an excerpt from his first blog about this series:
Proverbs is a favorite book for many Christians. But for many that is because they view the proverbs as “the Hebrew version of Dear Abby” (Russell Moore). They see Proverbs as giving practical tips on how to live life, but the proverbs of King Solomon are MORE than that. Proverbs presents to its readers the path of wisdom that leads to life and the path of folly that leads to death. So, folly is more than immaturity or silliness. Folly is failing to see the world clearly and following a way that seems right but leads to death (14:12). Wisdom is more than mere intelligence; rather, it is viewing the world rightly. There is a moral dimension to wisdom. Wisdom is avoiding the path of wickedness that ultimately leads to judgment and death. To him who has ears to hear the Spirit reveals two things in Proverbs: 1) Wisdom is humble dependence on Yahweh (faith) and 2) Wisdom is NOT a thing. Wisdom is a person you need to embrace! Proverbs presents two competing paths, two competing personas: Wisdom and Folly (cf. Prov. 9). They stand at the street corners and call you into a relationship, but who’s voice will you listen to? If you are failing to meet the wisdom of Proverbs and are walking the path of foolishness in the way you use your tongue, the way you parent your children, the way you handle your money, the way you work your job, and a hundred other every day issues of life, it is because you are not listening to the voice of Wisdom. The Wisdom of God calls out to you with a Galilean accent (1 Cor. 1:24). The question of Proverbs is will you hear the voice of the Greater Solomon (Matt. 12:42)?
In part 3, Jon Akin concludes the first chapter of Proverbs.
Baptist21 will be putting on a mini-confernece in Missouri at the First Baptist Church of Arnold. We are grateful to FBC Arnold and Pastor Kenny Qualls for opening up their facilities to host this event.
What: A mini-conference covering the topics of men in the Church and men on mission.
Why: There seems to be a tendency for men in our culture to be complacent and take the path of ease, or to be grown children who are consumers and those who are limited on commitment. However, God’s mission calls them instead to something radically different, courage, commitment, and action. Come hear godly, experienced ministers lay out God’s mission for men, especially young men, in the world and in service to His Church.
When: Monday MAY 10 from Noon to 4pm
Where: First Baptist Church Arnold, Missouri (about 30 minutes from St. Louis, MO)
How Much: There may be a small fee for lunch (we will update you in a future blog)
The 20/20 Collegiate Conference is fast approaching and we would like to invite you to be a part of this exciting conference at Southeastern Seminary. The theme for the 2010 20/20 Conference is A City Within A City: Church, Culture & Counter-Culture. We hope you would consider making the trip to Wake Forest for this important conference. You can register for this conference by clicking here. You will find all the information below.
Date: February 5-6, 2010 on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Topic: A City Within A City: Church, Culture & Counter-Culture. God’s church always finds herself in the midst of a broader human culture. Though the church is a part of that culture, she also bears witness to a Reality greater than the culture. For this reason, we as believers have the great privilege and responsibility of finding ways—in our colleges, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities—to display the truth, goodness, and beauty of God and his gospel. Come and join us as we explore ways of bearing witness to God and his gospel in the midst of a skeptical, morally confused culture.
Plenary Session Speakers:
Break Out Sessions: The Conference will also include break out sessions with a variety of other speakers, including many of the SEBTS Faculty
Friday, February 5
3:30 PM Registration Open – Ledford Center
7:00 PM Welcome/ Praise and Worship
7:30 PM Plenary Session I (Daniel Akin)
8:30-8:45 PM Worship (Quick Restroom Break)
8:45-9:45 PM Plenary Session II (Matt Chandler)
10:00 PM Closing Song & Remarks
Saturday, February 6
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast – Ledford Center (Gym)
8:30-8:45 AM Morning Worship
8:45 AM Plenary Session III (Clayton King)
10:00 AM Breakout Session I
11:15 AM Breakout Session II
12:15 PM Group Lunch – Ledford Center (Gym)
1:15 PM Afternoon Worship
1:30 PM Plenary Session IV (David Platt)
2:45 PM Breakout Session III
3:55 PM Worship
4:00 PM Plenary Session V (JD Greear)
5:15 PM Closing Song & Remarks
You will not want to miss this opportunity – Check out a Past 20/20 Collegiate Conference
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