Founders Journal · Summer 2004 · pp. 14-15


NEW Regional Founders Conference

The first Florida Regional Founders Conference will be held September 16–18, 2004 at Southside Baptist Church in Live Oak, Florida. The theme will be “God-Centered Missions and Evangelism.” Speakers include Andy Aikens, founding Pastor of Grace Community Church in St. Cloud, FL, Dr. Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL, Dr. Steven J. Lawson, Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, AL, Bill Lollar, an evangelist and church planting missionary to South Wales, and Dr. Tom Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

To register or find more information, call (386) 362-5239

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Founders Study Center

The Founders Study Center will be offering four courses for the Fall 2004 semester. Our new courses will be Calvin and the Reformed Tradition (with audio lectures by Dr. Timothy George) and Introduction to the Puritans (with audio lectures by Dr. J. I. Packer, Dr. Mark Dever and others). We will also offer Preaching and Preachers (with audio lectures by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones) and Maintaining Your Spiritual Health (with audio lectures by Dr. Don Whitney). For more information, please visit our website at

Call for Mentors

The Founders Study Center is in need of experienced, like-minded and willing pastors to serve as mentors for our students. In order to serve as a mentor, you must have at least 10 years of pastoral experience, be in agreement with the purpose and mission of Founders Ministries and be willing to invest time and energy in men who are serving in or pursuing the gospel ministry.

If you are interested in learning more about the Founders Study Center or serving the Study Center as one of our mentors, please contact Dr. Kenneth Puls, the Study Center Director at or call 239-772-1400.

“Every gospel worker should strive to infuse the spirit of work into others. The wisest and most useful pastor is not he who accomplishes most by his individual exertions, but rather he who can gather the largest number of true helpers, being himself the nucleus around which their labors may crystallize into a compact and effective whole.”

–John A. Broadus, Lectures on the History of Preaching

Mentor Training

On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, during the Southern Baptist Founders Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, the Founders Study Center will host a Mentor Training Seminar. Speakers and topics will be “The Value of Mentoring” (Dr. Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida) and “The Practice of Mentoring” (Dr. Fred Malone, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Clinton, Louisiana). The lectures from this seminar will be recorded and made available to our mentors online in August 2004 as part of a new Mentor Training course.

Mid-South Regional Founders Conference

The Mid-South Regional Founders Conference will be held October 7–9, 2004 at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The theme will be “The Glory of Christ.” Speakers include Dr. Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL, Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS, Dr. Kendell Easley, Chairman of the Department of New Testament and Greek, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN and James Grant, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Rossville, TN.

To register or find more information, call (901) 758-1213

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Reprint from Founders Press

Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, the hymnal of the Southern Baptist Founders Conference, is once again in print. This collection, edited by Joe Nesom, contains 63 God-honoring hymns.

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