Founders eNews Nov / Dec 2005

Founders eNews Nov / Dec 2005

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Director’s Blog

Read commentary and observations from Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries. In his recent post, Tom discusses “Christmas, Xtreme Church Discipline and the Regulative Principle”:

A few years ago our family was visiting a church on the first Sunday of December. The pastor stood up and announced, “Tonight, we will have the hanging of the greens.” I leaned over to my wife and whispered, “I don’t know what the Greens did but it must have been really serious if the punishment is hanging!” [READ MORE]

Report on the 2005 Founders Cruise

November 12-19, 2005
“The Practical Implications of Calvinism”

Our first cruise provided a wonderful time to relax together and enjoy rich, theological discussion and instruction. Audio from the 6 main messages presented during the cruise are now available so you can listen online or purchase CDs or MP3s.


Make plans now to join us next year on September 1-8, 2006 for the Founders Ministries Alaskan Cruise. Our theme will be “The Glory of God.” Make your reservations before January 1, 2006 and receive an early savings rate.


The Importance of Historical Christianity . . .
By Dr. Roy Hargrave

In the minds of many, if not most “Christians” of our day, historical-biblical aspects of their faith are considered insignificant and obtrusive. After all, the post-modern church keeps reminding us that the only vital element is to love Jesus and get along. Perhaps, if understood properly, that would be the case, but because of our lack of knowledge concerning the true identity of Jesus Christ and the unfortunate misunderstandings surrounding the basis of Christian unity, the church has fallen into a deadly trap. [READ MORE]

Music and Worship Resources

Feature Hymn: The Drop That Grew into a Torrent

Many know of Charles Haddon Spurgeon as a great preacher of the gospel. Spurgeon, however, was also a hymn-writer and a compiler of hymns. [READ MORE]


Now back in print and on Sale in our Online Bookstore

Truth and Grace (TAG)
Memory Book 1

edited by Tom Ascol

A solid plan for Scripture memory,
exposure to great hymns
and catechetical instruction.

A great gift idea for Christmas this year!

Publicaciones Faro de Gracia

It is my joy to commend the ministry of Faro de Gracia to churches who are looking for mission efforts to support in Latin America. Under the leadership of Wayne Andersen, Faro de Gracia is committed to publishing and distributing solid, biblical materials in the Spanish language. By providing this kind of literature, pastors and church leaders can be encouraged to grow in their understanding of the Word of God. And if you help a pastor or leader, you have helped a whole church. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Regional Conferences

Florida Regional Founders Conference
January 26-28, 2006
Live Oak, Florida
Theme: “A God-Centered Theology of Worship”

Southern Baptist Founders Conference Ark-La-Tex
February 23-25, 2006
Shreveport, Louisiana
Theme: “The Cross of Christ”

Southern Baptist Founders Conference Midwest
March 7-8, 2006
St. Louis, Missouri
Theme: “Pursuing Godliness”

Announcing a Subscription Increase for the Founders Journal

Renew your subscription to the Founders Journal now! Due to increased costs for printing and shipping we will be increasing our subscription rate. Beginning on January 1, 2006 the subscription price (one year) for the Founders Journal will be increased to $20.00 ($25.00 outside the USA). From now until the end of December you can renew for up to 3 years at the current subscription price.

Gift Subscriptions available for the Founders Journal

Give a gift subscription to the Founders Journal for only $12.00! Now is great time to purchase gift subscriptions to the journal for friends, family and others who would benefit from receiving it. Order your gift subscriptions now before the rate goes up on January 1, 2006.

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