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CP 2.57% ahead of year-to-date projection
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.57 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection and 2.09 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. Read More
Revival key for family unit, pastor saysKATY, Texas (BP) -- More than 3,000 people of all ages worship each week at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. Bucking a decades-old national trend, children past nursery age sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.
Family togetherness is a significant aspect of home life, church life and denominational life at Kingsland Baptist Church, where Ryan Rush has been pastor since May 2014. Read More
Pastor Protection bill passes TX House, Senate
Passage of the only surviving religious liberty bill in the 84th session of the Texas Legislature gives pastors some legal protection against litigation should they refuse to preside over a same-sex marriage. Senate Bill 2065, the Pastor Protection bill, passed overwhelmingly May 21. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Character trumps everything, Part 1
Jeff Christopherson of the North American Mission Board asserts: "When it comes to leading a church, especially a new church, character trumps everything." Read More
2016 VBS to 'submerge' kids in God's WordNext summer, kids will have the opportunity to dive past the surface and go deeper into God's Word with "Submerged," the 2016 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.
The theme helps challenge a culture consumed with celebrity -- one marked by the image of beauty and popularity, LifeWay VBS specialist Jerry Wooley said. Read More
Permanent contraception pushed by Gates Foundation
SEATTLE, Wash. (BP) -- An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ark., Okla., Ky. evangelism/missions news; Community outreach leads 37 to Christ
Today's From the States features items from: Arkansas Baptist News, The Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma), Western Recorder (Kentucky) Read More