November 2011

2011 Annual Meeting: The Clock is Ticking

By Karen L. Willoughby, Managing Editor [img_assist|nid=7695|title=It's Time|desc=LBC President Rod Masteller, pastor of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, will preside over his final annual meeting Nov. 14-15 at First Baptist Church of Covington.|link=none|align=left|width=425|height=640]COVINGTON – The countdown has begun. “It’s time,” the theme of the 2011 annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, sets the stage for “Awaken 2012.” 

 

CP anchor church's readiness for Embrace

By Karen l. Willoughby, Managing Editor [img_assist|nid=7698|title=Reaching the Unreached|desc=Field Thigpen (right), pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa, and Stan Statham, director of missions for Washington Baptist Association, lead the congregation Oct. 23 in dedicating themselves to reaching the unreached Beke White Creole people of Martinique.|link=none|align=right|width=640|height=424]BOGALUSA – Since its start in 1957, Memorial Baptist Church in Bogalusa has embraced the Cooperative Program. This year the church voted also to embrace an unengaged, unreached people group.

 

You thought you were only shopping when going to CGBC

By Chuck Colson, Founder of Prison Fellowship Imagine that your laptop finally gives up the ghost. You have several options: You can drive to the store and buy a new one, or you can shop online. If you choose the latter, you have another option: You can buy it from an online retailer, or you can connect to a retailer via an online portal. Why? Because some portals, like CGBG – Charity Give Back Group – splits its share of the profits with a charity of your choice. It’s as close as shopping gets to “win-win” in our consumerist culture.

 

Q&A with LBC presidential candidate Mike Walker

By Staff, Baptist Message EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to get to know the men who will be nominated for the position of president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, the Baptist Message continues its practice of allowing them share about themselves in a question and answer format. The Baptist Message has been apprised that Mike Walker and Waylon Bailey will be nominated at the LBC Annual Meeting and they both graciously agreed to participate in the Q & A.

 

Q&A with LBC presidential candidate Waylon Bailey

By Staff, Baptist Message EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to get to know the men who will be nominated for the position of president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, the Baptist Message continues its practice of allowing them share about themselves in a question and answer format. The Baptist Message has been apprised that Mike Walker and Waylon Bailey will be nominated at the LBC Annual Meeting and they both graciously agreed to participate in the Q & A.  

 

Bill Glass’ Weekend of Champions has 1,380 decisions

By Marilyn Stewart, Regional Reporter [img_assist|nid=7707|title=Bill Glass|desc=Former Cleveland Browns star Bill Glass (speaking) and his Champions for Life Ministry came to New Orleans recently for a Weekend of Champions. The three-day event saw 1,380 decisions.|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=427]NEW ORLEANS – She’s in prison and she’s a believer. The Bible verses written in toothpaste that cover her cell wall help her stay focused on Jesus. For one prisoner in an Orleans Parish jail, the recent Bill Glass Weekend of Champions made her know she wasn’t alone.

 

ONE FINAL TASK: As outgoing LBC President, Masteller prays he can spark ‘a spiritual movement’ in Louisiana

By Philip Timothy, Message Staff Writer [img_assist|nid=7711|title=Rod Masteller|desc=Pastor Rod Masteller says he prayerfully hopes he can get a ‘powerful spiritual movement’ to take place as he presides over his final Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual Meeting.|link=none|align=right|width=640|height=427]“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)  

 

2011 YEC set to RENEW lives

By Karen L. Willoughby, Managing Editor [img_assist|nid=7714|title=Packed Out|desc=Students at last year’s record-setting Youth Evangelism Celebration at the Rapides Parish Coliseum join together for a time of prayer.|link=none|align=right|width=640|height=427]ALEXANDRIA – More than 6,000 junior and senior high school students are anticipated to participate in the 2011 Youth Evangelism Celebration. The annual event is to take place Nov. 20-21 at the Rapides Parish Coliseum, 5600 Coliseum Blvd. in Alexandria.

 

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