Mercy Through the StormsOur thanks to all of you who prayed for us during the recent hurricanes. Hurricane Charley hit the Southwest Florida coast on Friday, August 13, 2004. It was followed by three more storms that made landfall in and near Florida. Many churches and individuals have prayed for us and assisted us, sending work crews as well as financial help. We appreciate the outpouring of love and concern. Please continue to pray that God will give us opportunity to serve and reach out to our community in this time of need.
First Florida Regional Founders Conference to be RescheduledThe first Florida Regional Founders Conference, originally scheduled for September 16-18, 2004, was cancelled due to hurricane Ivan. The conference will be rescheduled for sometime in early Spring 2005 (dates will be posted on our website). It will be held at Southside Baptist Church in Live Oak, Florida. The theme will be “God-Centered Missions and Evangelism.”
For more information, call (386) 362-5239
On the Founders Ministries website see: www.founders.org/conferences/sbfc_fl/.
New DVD from Founders Press and Riverbend Community ChurchFounders Press and Riverbend Community Church have released a new DVD on Baptists and the Doctrines of Grace. The DVD contains two 45-minute lectures presented by Dr. Tom Nettles: “Baptists and Grace: A Fruitful Foundation” and “Baptists and Grace: Urgency for the Future.” These lectures were recorded at Riverbend Community Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. The DVD retails for $24.95, but is available on our website for the special introductory price of $12.95 through December 31, 2004. For more information see: www.founders.org/fpress/nettles_dvd.html
Founders Study CenterThe Founders Study Center will be offering three courses for the Spring 2005 semester. Our new course will be Theology of the Puritans (16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. J. I. Packer). We will also offer Preaching and Preachers (16 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones) and Maintaining a Healthy Church (10 sessions with audio lectures by Dr. Mark Dever). Registration for the spring will begin December 10, 2004. Courses are scheduled to begin on January 31, 2005. For more information, please visit our website at study.founders.org.