Ministries in our 41 Southern Baptist state conventions vary from state to state, but their mission is the same: help churches reach their state and our world for Christ. As we enter the fall of the year, most of our state conventions are promoting their annual state mission offering to support these vital ministries. My family will be giving to support the work in our state. As grateful and enthusiastic as I am for Southern Baptists’ support of international missions, I’m also thankful for and supportive of the ministry and mission work of our state conventions.
The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, resulted in astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepping foot on the moon on July 20 and famously placing an American flag on the moon's surface.Armstrong delivered the famous line, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," as he stepped onto the moon's surface in one of the most significant scientific achievements in history.Discovery and exploration, Nettles noted, can lead to a greater amazement and worship of God.
Recently added to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) calendar, Southern Baptist Media Day, on July 28, is set aside to celebrate how God has used and continues to use Southern Baptist media in His mission.