Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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  • CP 3.25% ahead of projection

    by Staff , posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.25 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 4.97 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2014-15 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Read More

  • Huckabee tests GOP's social conservatism

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite backlash against former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's recent criticisms of "gratuitous profanity" and sexual immorality in America, GOP politicians and Baptist leaders agree that social conservatives still play a prominent role in the Republican Party.

    "There has been a huge push for fiscal conservatives to step out and lead in Republican policy issues and decision-making," U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Baptist Press. "But the vast majority of Republicans are social conservatives. They're also fiscal conservatives, but they're social conservatives first. While some people would say, 'Be quieter on those issues,' that's who we are." Read More

  • Caner's departure addressed, trustee resigns

    by Joe Westbury/The Christian Index, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. (BP) -- Brewton-Parker College trustee chairman Gary Campbell is the third high-profile figure to leave the college's leadership team in the past two weeks.

    Campbell tendered his resignation on Feb. 2 shortly before introducing Interim President Charles "Charlie" Bass to faculty and staff at the South Georgia college. Read More

  • Pastor finds 'strength in numbers' through CP

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    KENOSHA, Wisc. (BP) –- It was all there in the church constitution, Lenard Tavernelli realized when he became pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wisc., in October, 2013.

    He didn't have to start something new, but just lead the congregation to regain and fulfill its purpose and mission. Read More

  • Crosse brings 'award-winning' skills to Ark. church

    by Lynn Kutter/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BP) -- Few churches in Arkansas -- and in the entire Southern Baptist Convention for that matter -- gather for worship led by an award-winning Christian music artist. But it happens every week at First Baptist Church in Bentonville.

    Christian musician Clay Crosse, 47, is a four-time Dove Award winner (including Best New Artist of the Year in 1995) with nine No. 1 songs and is an author of three books. He has been serving for more than a year as full-time worship pastor at First Baptist, Bentonville, which is located near Bentonville's downtown square. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The singles multitude

    by Diana Davis, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (4 years ago)

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- Author Diana Davis sets forth 10 ideas how churches can show the value of single adults and involve them in ministry. Read More