Transportation safety

Transportation safety crucial for churches

While police haven’t assigned blame for a bus accident involving an Indianapolis church en route from a summer youth camp, GuideStone Financial Resources recommends churches take specific safety steps before planning road trips.

South Main Houston

Youth trip bridges divisions in Mississippi Delta town

A Vacation Bible School run by 34 youngsters from South Main Baptist Church in Houston became catalyst for racial healing in Shaw, Miss.

Russell Moore

SBC’s mellowed Moore is conservative but not angry

Russell Moore, the new chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, has Jesus in his heart, Wendell Berry on his bookshelf and Merle Haggard on his iPod.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Baptist youth gather in Singapore

About 2,500 youth from more than 60 countries attended the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference, July 17-21 in Singapore. 

Glorieta Conference Center

Glorieta’s new owners expand options for leaseholders

Leaseholders of property at Glorieta Conference Center received a letter outlining new options from Glorieta 2.0, the Christian camping group buying the center from LifeWay Christian Resources.

Missionary Jungle Camp

Jungle training camp teaches missionaries coping skills

The Southern Baptist International Mission Board's jungle training camp helps missionaries learn to live and work in the often tough rural places to which God has called them.

Immigration conference

Paynter: Immigrants boost churches

Faith communities in the United States both serve and benefit from immigrants, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told a conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Georgian demonstration

Mission trip provides religious liberty lesson

Less than a month after Baptists in the former Soviet state of Georgia condemned an attack by a religious mob on peaceful gay-rights protestors, Baptist young adults from the United States stood alongside Georgian Baptists to speak up for Muslims denied the right to Friday prayers two weeks in a row.


Glorieta leaseholders meet new owners, express concerns

Leaseholders at Glorieta Conference Center raised questions and voiced grievances during a meeting with Glorieta 2.0, the property’s new owners. And the discussion may yield changes in their options.

Lottie Moon

Lottie Moon’s home church now led by woman

With little fanfare, Scottsville Baptist Church in metropolitan Charlottesville, Va., the childhood church of Southern Baptist missions icon Lottie Moon, quietly voted to call its first female pastor.


In Burma, missions comes full circle for American Baptists

Two hundred years after the first American Baptist missionaries arrived in Burma, American Baptist Churches USA and the Myanmar Baptist Convention look forward to a new chapter of cooperation and collaboration in an altered missionary landscape.

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