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March 2006

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Announcing the 2006 Founders Cruise to Alaska

September 2 - 9, 2006
"The Glory of God "

Make plans now to join us for the Founders Ministries Alaskan Cruise. Our theme will be "The Glory of God." Speakers include Tom Ascol, Bill Ascol and Fred Malone. Steve Camp will lead in worship.

Make your reservations before April 1, 2006 and receive an early savings rate. Download this PDF brochure for more information.

Read 2006 Founders Alaskan Cruise and a Theology of Leisure by Dr. Tom Ascol.

Director's Blog

Read commentary and observations from Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries. In his most recent posts, Tom discusses the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention:

My previous post on the presidency of the SBC ("Johnny Hunt to be nominated for President of the SBC") generated such interest that I have wondered what should be discussed next. Actually, I would like to continue (or recapture) the main points that I originally raised in that post and the one that followed it. [READ MORE]

Competing visions for the future of the SBC:

Whither--not "wither." It is a question, not a prediction. I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, so I try to stay out of the prediction business. But I am concerned about the future of the churches that comprise the Southern Baptist Convention. That concern has led me to pray about and ponder the trajectory of SBC life for more than two decades. [READ MORE]

And the rational for the IMB guideline on baptism.

Today I received two documents related to the controversy involving recent actions of the International Mission Board (SBC) trustees. One of those documents is entitled, "Rationale for the IMB Guideline on Baptism" and the other is "Position Paper on IMB Policy of Glossolalia." Neither is signed though I am confident that these are both official papers. [READ MORE]


It is not too late to enroll and register for the Founders Study Center's new Evangelism course!

Evangelism and the Excellencies of God with audio lectures by Jim Odens

The glory of God is the motivation, the purpose and the goal for truly biblical evangelism. This course outlines an approach to evangelism based on that truth, providing biblical principles and practical advice for greater effectiveness in fulfilling our Lord's commission. Jim Odens is president of PAGE Ministries and a veteran pastor who has helped many churches become more effective in making disciples for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Course begins March 20, 2006. Enroll Now!

Music and Worship Resources

Feature Hymn: Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ

Horatius Bonar (1808-1889) served as pastor of the church at Kelso in Scotland. He composed over 600 hymns . . . [READ MORE]

2006 Founders Fellowship Breakfast

June 13, 2006 - 6:30 AM
Southern Baptist Convention
Imperial Ballrooms A/B/C on Level One in the Sheraton Four Seasons
Greensboro, NC

"Election, the Gospel and Evangelism"

Mark Dever
Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Washington DC

Tickets $10.00 (includes breakfast)


Registration is limited, so register early.

Now available in our Online Bookstore

The long-awaited Book 3 in the Truth and Grace Memory Book series is now available. This book is for grades 9 to 12 and contains a Baptist version of the Heidelberg Catechism edited by Dr. Tom Ascol. It is available from now through May 31, 2006 for a special introductory price of $4.95.

Truth and Grace (TAG)
Memory Book 3

edited by Tom Ascol

A solid plan for Scripture memory,
exposure to great hymns
and catechetical instruction.

In Case you missed the 2006 Florida Regional Conference . . .

Or if you attended and would like to enjoy the messages again, free MP3 downloads of the messages are available. The theme of the conference, held in Live Oak, Florida, January 26-28, 2006, was "A God-Centered Theology of Worship." Tom Ascol was the key speaker.

Upcoming Conferences

The national Southern Baptist Founders Conference is scheduled for July 11-14, 2006 and will be hosted by Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, OK. The theme will be "The Gospel of the Grace of God." Speakers will include Sam Waldron and Ray Ortlund, Jr.

The Heartland Regional Founders Conference will be held March 30 - April 1, 2006 at Providence Baptist Church in Ponca City, OK. The theme will be "For the Sake of the Name--Reaching the Lost with the Gospel."

A Church Leaders’ Conference in Singapore will be hosted by the Shalom Church April 18-20, 2006. The theme will be "Perfect in Converting, Sure in Making Wise." The keynote speaker will be Pastor Conrad Mbewe of Kabwata Baptist Church, Zambia. To register or for more details contact the Shalom Church.

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