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Donna MacBride sums it up well: "I have never felt the call to go to the mission field, but I have found a mission right here in Virginia."
Too often, the American Church thinks of ministry as "their" job, when the truth is, every Christian has a role to fill as the "hands and feet" of Jesus. From soup kitchens to Sunday School classrooms, the June-July issue of ONE Magazine takes a closer look at ways every Christian can get involved in what God is doing around them.
2013 Free Will Baptist Convention | Tampa, Florida | July 21-24
In just a few weeks, more than 5,000 Free Will Baptists will meet in Tampa, Florida, to tackle the difficult question, "How should a Christian live in today's world?" The four-day event will feature worship services, business sessions, competitive activities, and seminars—all held in the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) situated along beautiful Tampa Bay.
Take a Walk Through History
What do you really know about Free Will Baptists? Perhaps you have heard the word Baptist all your life without stopping to consider where the name came from. Maybe you didn't realize there are dozens of Baptist groups: Missionary Baptists, Primitive Baptists, American Baptists, Independent Baptists, General Baptists, Regular Baptists, and more.
Photo: Built in 1820-21, the Church on the Ridge is an iconic structure. The oldest standing Free Will Baptist church structure, it was built by the congregation in New Durham, New Hampshire.
And why would one group of Baptists add "Free Will" to the front of their name? How are they different from more than 20 other Baptist groups? The Free Will Baptists in the South began in 1727, making this one of the oldest Baptist groups in the United States. For more than 250 years, Free Will Baptist churches have contributed to the moral and spiritual fibre of our nation. Would you like to know more?
Visit the History Resources section of the site to access a wide collection of books, ranging in topic from general history to biographies, early doctrine, and more. If you would like a quick overview of Free Will Baptist history, read The Free Will Baptist Experience.