Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

How much should pastors be paid? A financial planner studies how churches and their pastors can work together to prevent personal crises when tax season arrives or retirement approaches.

Rural church's student ministry called 'a God thing'

Rock Springs Baptist Church becomes a hub of student ministry during the school year in rural Missouri, serving dinner and providing Bible study to 180 students each Wednesday night.

'Bag ladies' crochet & pray for the homeless

Church's 'bag ladies' crochet and pray for the homeless as they fashion 3-by-6-foot mats from recycled plastic bags.
  • Physical therapist doubles as bivocational pastor

    by Katie Coleman, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (22 hours ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) -- Francis Calimbahin's schedule reflects the numerous responsibilities of life, ministry and a career as a licensed physical therapist. Managing his schedule is often complicated but his calling is simple: serve the Lord and make disciples.

    Calimbahin embraces life as a bivocational pastor of Caprock Church in Arlington, Texas. Like many pastors, his non-ministry job is a second source of income and it relieves a financial burden for a small church. However, Calimbahin says being bivocational is a choice rather than a last resort and affords him numerous opportunities to model a "missional" life in a job he loves. Read More

  • Bible Study: July 23, 2017

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (18 hours ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • Reformers' wisdom applied to transgender debate

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (yesterday)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid contemporary discussion of transgenderism, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has helped resurface historic wisdom on gender and sexuality.

    While predating by centuries the modern phenomenon of transgenderism, Martin Luther and John Calvin were among Reformers to denounce those who attempted to blur the distinction between men and women -- an error dating back to the ancient world. Read More

  • Will Christians return to Mosul post-Islamic State?

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (yesterday)

    Screen capture from PBS
    MOSUL, Iraq (BP) -- The liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State does not create an opportunity for most displaced Christians to return home, an Assyrian Christian in the U.S. advocating for the victims told Baptist Press.

    Rather, many displaced Christians see better prospects in establishing their lives in the Nineveh Plains northeast of Mosul, said Juliana Taimoorazy, founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council. Based in Glendale, Ill., the council advocates for persecuted Iraqi and Middle Eastern Christians in their homelands and in the U.S. Read More