Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement set for March 20-22 said over the years, he has learned that a positive word can make all the difference.
“I started out in ministry with a more negative, judgmental attitude,” Iorg said. “While I still believe it is important to uphold biblical truth, I have learned to do so in a more positive way. I also have learned that most Christians – and many ministers – are struggling with the demands of daily life and a positive word makes all the difference.”
Iorg’s encouraging words will be the focus of the upcoming Weekend of Encouragement, sponsored by the Webster County Baptist Association. Continue reading
As a follow-up to last year’s Discipleship Revival, the Webster County Baptist Association is hosting “A Weekend of Encouragement” — a county-wide revival over the course of one weekend to encourage those on a personal, a church-wide and county-wide level.
Services are set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Mantee Baptist Church with the theme: “How to Find Personal Encouragement;’ 7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Eupora with the theme, “How to be an Encourager Within My Church;” and 7 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Mathiston with the theme, “Churches Encouraging Churches.” The guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement will be Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, Calif.
“I am looking forward eagerly to see what God is going to do during this weekend,” said Rev. Martin Jacks, director of missions for the Webster County Baptist Association. “God blessed us so much last year and people were excited about that event long after it had ended. God has some good things in store for Webster County.” Continue reading
It began with news coverage of Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from ISIS terrorists. The scenes of Christians fleeing to the mountains brought a reminder that religious persecution is an ever-present reality.
With that in mind, the Webster County Baptist Association has scheduled an association-wide prayer service at First Baptist Church of Mathiston on Oct. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. Rev. Martin Jacks, the associational director of missions, said one of the guest speakers for Saturday’s event will be Ken Rhodes, the Missions Mobilization Director for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. Other speakers at this event will be members of a missions team from First Baptist Tupelo who have been involved in work with a church in Myanmar. Jacks said this is one of the areas of great persecution in the world.
“We need to get this in front of people,” Jacks said. “The recent news events showing the persecution of Christians and others by ISIS brought this persecution to national awareness but it is something that has been a fact for many years and is growing worse.” Continue reading