Latest Articles by JOHN SULLIVAN
Jun 6, 2014
I have revisited some Cooperative Program materials in preparation for this article, including a profile produced in February by a study group of state and national leaders.
In this report, the study group defined the Cooperative Program or CP as: “Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptists gives a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.” The definition referenced an identical one published in the SBC Annual in 1960 and 2007.
May 23, 2014
It was my joy to be a member of the Ad-Hoc Cooperative Program Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention which made a final report in February 2006. We spent many hours in prayer and study, creating an excellent report.
May 5, 2014
Dr. Robert Naylor was president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary when I heard him in a message call the 1925 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Memphis, Tennessee, “the convention of destiny.”
Feb 21, 2014
The State Board of Missions honored Nancy and me with a dinner and reception on Thursday night, Feb. 6 to celebrate our 25th year serving Florida Baptists. It was a wonderful event. Many worked hard in planning and executing the time together.
Jan 17, 2014
God is all He promises to be! I have preached it for over 50 years.
Then suddenly life’s circumstances force you to live by what you preach. Such has been my lot in 2013.
Dec 6, 2013
What a wonderful and exceptional FBSC meeting!
The Florida Baptist State Convention meeting last month hosted by North Jacksonville Baptist Church was a wonderful and exceptional experience for Florida Baptists.
Nov 7, 2013
Hope to see you at the Florida Baptist State Convention meeting, Nov. 11-12
I love conventions! Always have. It has been my joy across these years of ministry to attend a multitude of conventions, including the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida Baptist State Convention, associational annual meetings; and at least twice, the National Association of Parliamentarians National Convention (those were interesting!).
Oct 4, 2013
It is an inescapable fact that the product of the future will be cut from the material of today. Tomorrow soon will be yesterday and what was our future will have become our past. We cannot ignore history’s impact on the present and get mobilized for the future. We must learn from decisions that have negated our influence on others and minimized our spiritual growth.
Sep 19, 2013
For a 24-hour period, from Sept. 30-Oct. 1, senior pastors from across the Southern Baptist Convention will gather for prayer for revival and awakening in Southlake, Texas, just outside of Dallas.
Sep 6, 2013
Certain good things are forever etched in your memory. Recall is easy and fresh memories come alive. I love generous hearts!