WMU Responding with Help, Mohler’s “Ask Anything Tour” & Caring Well Sunday
Woman’s Missionary Union is responding with help and the hope of the Gospel in the midst of a water emergency that has built for years before exploding into a crisis this summer after flooding and failing water systems. Albert Mohler made another stop on his “Ask Anything Tour,” at The Journey Church in nearby Lebanon, Tenn. And, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Sept. 20) to add a sexual abuse awareness day to be known as Caring Well Sunday to the SBC Calendar of Activities.
Woman’s Missionary Union is responding with help and the hope of the Gospel in the midst of a water emergency that has built for years before exploding into a crisis this summer after flooding and failing water systems.
Through its Pure Water, Pure Love ministry, the WMU endowment committee has approved emergency grants to provide three tractor-trailer loads of bottled water. In addition, the WMU Foundation executive committee approved a grant of $25,000 from the HEART Fund to help First Baptist Church of Jackson in providing meals to seniors, food distribution and other crisis response efforts.
The Mississippi WMU is working to support additional Disaster Relief efforts of their state convention.
Albert Mohler made another stop on his “Ask Anything Tour,” at The Journey Church in nearby Lebanon, Tenn.
Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., spoke at The Journey Church on Saturday (Sept. 17), where he addressed a wide variety of questions from the solid Saturday night crowd after a short lecture about the importance of Christian worldview.
Mohler identified four questions that every worldview must answer, and how Christianity provides answer to those questions – Why is there something rather than nothing; What’s gone wrong; Is there any hope; Where is history headed. The answers to those four questions, he said, essentially align with the four basic points of biblical theology – creation, the fall or sin, redemption and restoration.
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The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Sept. 20) to add a sexual abuse awareness day to be known as Caring Well Sunday to the SBC Calendar of Activities.
Approval of the recommendation that the last Sunday in September be set aside for the emphasis was the latest action taken within the convention in an effort to help churches prevent abuse and care for survivors of abuse. The first Caring Well Sunday on the SBC calendar will be Sept. 24, 2023.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Lifeway Resources will work together to create resources to help churches mark the observance.
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