• IMB notes ways to support returning missionaries

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (13 hours ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- With the International Mission Board expecting hundreds of missionaries to leave their positions in the coming months, the board has published a list of ways individuals and churches can support field personnel returning to the U.S. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Bringing hope to Syrian refugees

    by Rolan Way, posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (11 hours ago)

    MIDDLE EAST (BP) -- Christian worker Peter Matheson* is working to bring hope to refugees. But the ongoing crisis has taken a toll on the many he serves -- and on him personally -- as he ministers in the midst of tremendous suffering.

    Syrian and Iraqi refugees have become victims of a rebellion being fought against the Syrian regime and brutality caused by the self-proclaimed terrorist group ISIS and other Islamic extremists. Read More

  • Historic First Baptist Church building condemned

    by Scott Barkley/The Christian Index, posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (13 hours ago)

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (BP) -- A church building in Augusta, Ga., with ties to the birth of the Southern Baptist Convention has been condemned by city officials.

    The structure, located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Greene Street, served as the home for First Baptist Church in Augusta from 1902 until the 1970s, according to WAGT 26. Following up on reports that homeless individuals were sleeping on its front porch, a city inspector noticed plaster falling from the ceiling in the sanctuary and a small prayer group meeting in a room heated by a propane burner, a code violation. Read More

  • Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network celebrates 180th year

    by Sharon Mager/Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network , posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (13 hours ago)

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (BP) -- Nearly 500 messengers and guests representing 165 churches gathered for the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network's 180th celebration Nov. 8-10 in Ocean City, Md. Read More

  • 2000 BF&M slated for Miss. Baptists' 2016 meeting

    by William H. Perkins Jr./Mississippi Baptist Record, posted Tuesday, December 01, 2015 (15 hours ago)

    Photo by William H. Perkins Jr.
    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Messengers to the Mississippi Baptist Convention's 2015 annual meeting heard the first reading of a proposed constitutional amendment relating to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message to be voted on at the convention's 2016 annual meeting.

    Messengers also elected a new president and approved a 2016 Cooperative Program budget of over $31.5 million. Read More