In Baptist historian Bill Leonard’s “The Challenge of Being Baptist: Owning a Scandalous Past and an Uncertain Future,” Leonard “examines elements of the Baptist past as a way of informing current ecclesial dilemmas and future prospects for a Baptist future.” Placing the current Baptist Movement struggles into a larger context, Leonard sets out to identify areas that need attention for future generations but ultimately argues that despite the struggles, being Baptist is still worth the effort. He identifies the “audacious witness” of past Baptists to be a reason to persist for those who may be reconsidering the Baptist faith, suggesting there is a place for that determined spirit moving forward. Strong in his belief that “Baptist identity
Lebanon United Methodist Church Located in the small, rural town of Neeses, South Carolina, is the quaint little building known as Lebanon United by the members of the church. Consisting mostly of elderly couples, much like my personal church, this church was not too farfetched for me to enjoy. A lot of families fill up the pews on Sunday mornings’; one of those families being my son’s girlfriends. At least I know that my future in-laws are church going! I can personally say that I had never been to any church service other than my own and when my son invited me to join him and the family for service one Sunday, I was of course hesitant.
Throughout that summer members faced acts of violence and even murder, but through the advisory there was a fire that could not be extinguished. Activists learned that death and pain may happen along the way but the outcome and mission were more important than themselves to give up. By continuing on the empowered and inspired others. Without that the change would never had happen. Through the obstacles the project faced it found strength and identity.
I have involved with music since I was a child, however, the thought of architecture and acoustics never came to mind. When it came to high school I soon realized that there were certain designs and elements that each venue had, but never thought much of it. Until this class I never knew how much went into the design of certain architectural structures such as music venues, offices, apartments, etc. Each structure has certain design elements that make them individually pleasing to the people who interact with them. One place that I found to be interesting in regards to the acoustics in a public venue is my church back home in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jumping into Fame Palms sweating, heart racing, I sat in my chair waiting to go up on the podium. All I could think about was what if people don’t like my confirmation paper, or will I say the wrong thing and make the church upset? Thoughts were swirling through my head, I heard my name being called. Debating whether or not I should sprint out of the room or take on the obligation, I walked in front of the congregation. Even though it was mentally hard, I managed to overcome my emotions inside.
Today I am attending the Dallas Street Choir 's concert at Carnegie Hall. As I go in through the double-sided doors the cold fresh air brushes across my face, I continue to walk through the hallways of the Carnegie Hall until I reached another pair of the double-sided door which led to the place where the concert will take its place. I reach my hand out to the door handle and as I open the door I see a beautiful glistening in the light chandelier and a big stage ready for the Dallas Street Choir to perform. As I sit down I feel the soft velvet fabric sink down, the time goes by and people start making their way towards the sitting places. The audience consisted of people from almost every religion, age, race, background, rich and poor.
God and church activities have been a part of my weekly routine for as long as I can remember. If it is nine o’clock on a Sunday morning, I will definitely be in a church pew at Highland Baptist Church. My parents make sure that I understand the importance of going to church and trying to exemplify the spirit of Christ daily. I have been given the amazing opportunity to be raised on Godly morals in a strong Christian household. Because of this, God has always been the center of my life, or at least that is what I thought.
Before I join The LDS Church I spent a year in rehab for drug abuse as a teenager, I really wanted to be a better example to my family and especially to my little sister so I decided to receive help, it was the hardest year it made me change my habits but it also helps me find great friends and I was grateful for my loving family. Later, I finished my year program and received a certificate for finishing Strong and Clean. I know this experience can help many people in my goal to become a social worker and bless there lives, I know that he rehab helped me change my life. There's many people that I can help and help them overcome there weaknesses.
Opportunity to thrive in American was available however. Many blacks sought their refuge in the northern states, which provided economic opportunity in the thriving industrial industry of the time. However, segregation existed there as well, as many blacks were not allowed jobs, given menial roles and minimal payment. Many others found that their only option would be to take to working on the fields as laborers and workers in a system known as sharecropping. This was an economics strategy to keep blacks financially and lawfully dependent on their employers, with binding contracts, exuberant fees and delayed or nonexistent pay.
Many Christ followers and those interested in learning His word struggle to find the right worship service. Friendship Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA, invites newcomers with open arms to their warm, welcoming worship services. The congregation treats guests like friends, so you’ll feel at ease as soon as you walk through the doors. Friendship Baptist Church encourages everyone to find peace by serving God, and every visitor—no matter their background—is treated with the utmost respect.
I believe that I am qualified for this scholarship because of how much I have grown at Wendell Baptist Church. It has helped me grow in my walk with God through missions and through serving. It has helped me appreciate the little things in life like the slides during services on sunday morning. Showing me that the little things like that do not just happen and some people put a lot of work into making them happen. Wendell Baptist Church has also shown me just how great my life is and how the problems I think I have are actually not that big of a deal in the long run.
As I walk through the doors hundreds of memories flood into my mind as the smell of yesterday’s incense hits my nose. In a way I grew up here from baptism, first communion, to confirmation. Various friends and family scattered in the pews nodding to you as you enter the church since in a small town everyone knows everyone. The church is large and ornate for where it is placed; a little town of roughly 200 people. The inside is magnificent with intricately carved wooden pillars and elaborate paintings of Bible stories on the dome ceiling.
Do you think she silenced the room? I imagine some sat in disbelief, perhaps others in confusion and yet, I'm sure, every lady there must have been challenged by her words. I was challenged, by my Pastor's wife, as she shared a story about a speaker at a ministers wives conference she had recently attended. The speaker stood up and boldly announced that none of them believed in God's word and were Bible illiterate.
My Conversion Testimony When I was young, I attend church with my neighbors and friends. When I became a teenager, my parents made me go to church. I loved church so I did not have a problem going, but I did not know the reason for attending church. I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. After I became a young adult, I started partying and I did not want to go to church.