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News for the week of Monday, November 26, 2012

First Black Elected to TBC Office
The new vice president of the TBC said he was “humbled by the nomination, humbled by our convention which had a heart of being receptive to change. [Read More]

Hurricane Sandy DR efforts extend to December
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leaders are preparing to continue superstorm Sandy feeding efforts into December, and have opened a new avenue of service with long-term national implications. [Read More]

Looking Back at the Annual Meeting
Only 926 messengers from 419 churches were present for the sessions at Faith Baptist. I have been attending annual meetings of the TBC since 1988 and this was by far the lowest attended convention that I am aware of. [Read More]

Embrace the Challenge of Lostnes
Saturate your lives with God’s Word and embrace the mighty task of penetrating lostness in the state and around the world, outgoing Tennessee Baptist Convention President Fred Shackelford challenged leaders on Wednesday morning (Nov. 14) of the annual meeting at Faith Baptist Church here. [Read More]

Renewed Sense of Holiness Needed
In a time that is often characterized by darkness, the church needs a renewed sense of God’s holiness as it seeks to fulfill its mission on earth, Jim Collier told messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 14. [Read More]

Pastors ‘Defend the Faith’
A belief in Christ’s imminent return to earth should change the lives of Christians, Steve Gaines told Tennessee Baptist pastors Nov. 12. [Read More]

It’s Time to Weep Over the Harvest
Tennessee Baptists need to share Jesus’ heart for the lost, he observed. “Jesus knew the people in Jerusalem had an opportunity, but it was lost.” [Read More]


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