It wasn’t quite the celebration Dan and Chris Conrades had in mind as Crosspoint Church marked its fourth anniversary as a church replant. But they made the best of a challenging situation as church members sheltered at home and gathered online to mark the ministry milestone.
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Southern Baptist leaders lamented the death of George Floyd, an African American who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer used a knee to pin his neck to the pavement for several minutes.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
While COVID-19 has affected all sectors of the U.S. population, studies show African American and Hispanic communities have suffered disproportionate tolls in death, illness and loss of income. Researchers link the disparities to long-term racial inequities in health care and employment.
Willie Thomas McPherson, recognized as a trailblazer in Southern Baptist race relations and diversity, died May 12 in Wichita, Kan., at age 80.
Across North America, chaplains are walking through heart-wrenching ministry situations with nursing home residents, their families and the staff. The susceptibility of the elderly to COVID-19 has affected those who seek to serve the nursing home population.
By Brandon Elrod / Baptist Press
LifeWay Christian Resources is canceling World Changers mission projects for summer 2020 and closing all future operations due to declining numbers and the inability to host projects this summer because of COVID-19.
By Carol Pipes / LifeWay Christian Resources
LifeWay Christian Resources is implementing budgetary freezes, cutbacks and staff reductions in an effort to cut $25 million to $30 million of recurring expenses from its operating budget.
LifeWay Christian Resources trustees authorized exploring the sale of Ridgecrest Conference Center and Summer Camps.
By Baptist Press Staff
Bivocational ministers face challenges in making financial ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistics gathered from Baptist state conventions indicate between 22,000 and 35,000 Southern Baptist churches are led by bivocational ministers.
The 165 students earning bachelor’s degrees in biblical studies at Darrington Prison Unit in South Texas no longer can attend classes, with the prison on lockdown since the presence of COVID-19 was confirmed in the facility.
Baptist News Global announced April 15 its board of directors named Mark Wingfield, associate pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church and a former managing editor of the Baptist Standard, as executive director and publisher of the news service.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Already heavy-laden with the turmoil of a global COVID-19 pandemic, residents in several Southern states suffered the added burden of a string of tornadoes Easter Sunday.