Lifeway’s 2024 VBS beach theme places kids on rock-solid truth
BRENTWOOD (Tenn.) – “Truth can be different for different people. Do what makes you happy. If you don’t agree with me, you don’t love me.”
Seminary students engage international summer mission trips
NASHVILLE (BP) – It’s one thing to learn about missions in a classroom, but it’s a totally different experience to share the Gospel face to face with those who’ve never heard. Though summer has barely begun, students from Southern Baptist seminaries have already had that experience.
Catholic charter school approved on second attempt in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – A Catholic diocese has won approval to open a charter school in Oklahoma slated to become the first publicly funded religious school in the nation amid concerns of separation of church and state.
FIRST-PERSON: Family reunion
As far as I can remember, family reunions were a priority in our family. Being a North Carolina native, I remember the many road trips to Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, and Washington D.C. Those gatherings involved travel by automobile, on-the-go lunches prepared by my mother, and the backseat games my siblings and I played during the multi-hour drive.
New resource guides unified prayer approaching, during SBC 2023
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Unified prayer and spiritual preparation are the intent of a new resource available in advance of the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
NAMB to highlight impact of sending churches, evangelism, missions during annual meeting
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Through Crossover, the Send Relief Serve Tour and a special Send Network event, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) will feature the impact that local churches can have through church planting, evangelism and compassion ministry.
Planning and armed congregants top church security measures
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Most churches have some type of security measures in place during worship services. Pastors point to intentional plans and armed church members more than other measures, but compared to three years ago, fewer say they have plans and more say they have gun-carrying congregants.
Should Pastors Be Paid?
My first vocational ministry position paid $14,000 per year. I was the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at a small Baptist church in Indiana. I can assure you, the church got their money’s worth out of me.
U.S. Surgeon General releases advisory on loneliness as a public health crisis
NASHVILLE (BP) – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released last month an 82-page advisory focusing on an unexpected public health crisis – loneliness.