Founders Press Moves Forward
Two more titles are due to be published this Spring by Founders Press. A Foundation for the Future: The Southern Message and Mission, by Tom Nettles is an excellent introduction into the heritage, present challenges and future prospects of the Southern Baptist Convention. A String of Pearls Unstrung: A Theological Journal into Believers' Baptism by Fred Malone is the long-anticipated chronicle of the author's move away from paedo-baptism to believers' baptism.
Other works which are scheduled to be published include A Southern Baptist Looks at the Biblical Doctrine of Election, by Ernest Reisinger; A Sermon on Election, by C. D. Mallary; and The Way of Faith by Phil Newton. Several other projects are under consideration, including a discipleship Bible study series as well as a full-length church history textbook.
Please pray for the work of Founders Press as it seeks to develop and produce literature which will help promote spiritual and theological renewal. This work is dependent on the financial contributions of those who stand with us for the cause of reformation and revival. Tax deductible gifts may be sent to Founders Press, P. O. Box 150931, Cape Coral, FL 33915.
Change in SBFC Leadership
At the end of the 1996 Founders Conference the resignation of Tom Ascol as the Conference Coordinator went into effect. He had informed the Planning Committee of his intentions in December 1995. Hal Wynn, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in North Ft. Myers, Florida, has been elected to fill the position. For the last several years Wynn has coordinated the registration of the conference. He will continue with those duties in addition to his new responsibilities of providing leadership to the overall planning process for the annual meeting in Birmingham. Ascol continues to serve as the Editor of the Founders Journal and is leading the development of Founders Press.
12th Annual Editora Fiel Conference in Brazil
Under the guidance of founder and missionary Richard Denham the publishing house, Editora Fiel, sponsored its twelfth Leadership Conference for Pastors and church workers in Brazil. Two Southern Baptist pastors from the United States were the conference speakers. Mark Dever, from the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D. C., spoke 7 times on the "Marks of a Healthy Church" and once on "The Value of the Puritans for Today." Tom Ascol, from the Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, spoke four times on "Spiritual Warfare" and four times on "The Bible for Today" (its authority, power, sufficiency and finality).
A record number of pastors were among the 492 adult registrants with twenty one of Brazil's twenty six states represented. Many traveled more than fifty hours one way by bus to attend. Over 425 video tapes and 1000 audio tapes of the messages were sold during the week. Pastors and leaders from churches in the Baptist Convention of Brazil met during the week to pray about and organize efforts to labor for biblical reformation and revival within their denomination.
The Editora Fiel ministry is worthy of the prayerful and practical support of all who love the gospel of God's grace and want to see His kingdom advance around the world. For more information contact Richard Denham at Christian Literature Advance, P.O. Box 5532, Chula Vista, California, USA,, 91912-5532.
1997 Southern Baptist Founders YOUTH Conference
The next Founders YOUTH Conference is scheduled for June 16-20, 1997 at Panama City Beach, Florida. Preachers for the week are Dr. Phil Newton, Pastor of Southwoods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mr. Paul Stith, Associate Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in North Ft. Myers, Florida. For more information contact Pastor Bill Ascol at 318/798-7088.