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SBC reports more churches serving fewer people

SBC reports more churches serving fewer people

Southern Baptists are adding more churches but serving fewer members who are giving fewer dollars, 2014 data compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources shows.

       
Baptist Briefs: Campaign launched to provide Bibles for China

Baptist Briefs: Campaign launched to provide Bibles for China

A new partnership involving LifeWay Christian Stores and Tyndale House Publishers allows individuals and churches to purchase Bibles for people in China.

       
Baptist Briefs: Horne resigns as president at Ouachita Baptist University

Baptist Briefs: Horne resigns at Ouachita Baptist University

Rex Horne, President Bill Clinton’s former pastor, is stepping down after nine years as president of Ouachita Baptist University.

       
IMB streamlines missionary appointment, drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

IMB streamlines missionary appointment, drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

       
Baptists losing their market share, Pew study shows

Baptists losing their market share, Pew study shows

When Americans switch religions, a new study says, they are twice as likely to leave a Baptist church as to join one. 

       
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Southern Baptist military chaplains may plant churches overseas

Citing threats to religious liberty, the North American Mission Board wants to be ready in the event that large numbers of military chaplains resign their jobs as a matter of conscience.

       
Former fishing guide now fisher of men

CommonCall: Former fishing guide now fisher of men

Pastor Jimmy Brown, a former professional fishing guide, sees numerous parallels between fishing for fish and fishing for people.

       
Julie Pennington-Russell is stepping down as pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga.

Baptist Briefs: Julie Pennington-Russell resigns from pastorate

Julie Pennington-Russell, a pioneer among Southern Baptist women in ministry and early supporter of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is stepping down as pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga.

       

Baptist women paved way in improving race relations, historians say

Southern Baptist women were decades ahead of the male leaders of their denomination in improving race relations among Baptists in the 20th century, a group of historians said.

       
Anger understandable, but violence is not, African-American Baptist leader says

Anger understandable, violence is not, African -American leader says

Rioters in Baltimore sacrifice the moral high ground of nonviolent protest advocated by Martin Luther King, an African-American Baptist leader said.

       
Baptist Briefs: Alliance affirms improved relations with Cuba

Baptist Briefs: Alliance affirms improved relations with Cuba

At its 28th annual gathering, the Alliance of Baptists applauded attempts by the U.S. government to normalize relations with Cuba.

       
Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Experts with a variety of experience dealing with fear and its many forms—anxiety, angst, worry, stress—insist world, Christian and Baptist history prove faith trumps terror.

       
Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the American Baptist Churches USA and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America are among four-dozen Christian leaders who voiced support for a framework agreement to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.

       
Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Renowned preacher and civil rights leader Gardner Taylor dies

Gardner Taylor, an African-American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader dubbed the “prince of preachers,” died Easter Sunday, April 5, at age 96.

       
Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky school honors BWA leader

Campbellsville University presented its leadership award to Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam.

       
 
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