The Baptist General Association of Virginia, acknowledging an uncertain economic environment, approved a reduced budget for 2009 during a quiet annual meeting that drew about 1,200 people.
By Robert Dilday, Virginia Religious Herald
North Carolina Baptist churches in the not-too-distant future won’t be able to support the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through the state convention, messengers decided at their annual meeting.
By Steve DeVane, N.C. Biblical Recorder
The Georgia Baptist Convention has decided to refuse gifts from a historic member church that last year called as pastor a woman—Julie Pennington-Russell, formerly of Calvary Baptist Church in Waco.
By Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press
Three gay-rights activists were arrested on the campus of Baptist-affiliated Union University and others were arrested on other campuses, but not at Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.
Most pastors of small Baptist churches see what God is calling their congregations to be and do and have laid the groundwork for accomplishing the mission, but their efforts are frustrated by “turf” battles and a failure to clarify and evaluate plans, according to a new study by LifeWay Research.
By Mark Kelly, Baptist Press
Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, led a group of pastors to Krakow, Poland, to explore how nontraditional churches can put their faith into action alongside International Mission Board workers in the region.
By Natalie Kaspar, International Mission Board
The Peruvian village of Huancané is an easy place to do all the right ministry things, but it is a very difficult place to see results.
By Don Graham, International Mission Board
Messengers to the 2008 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention launched a three-year emphasis on reaching children and youth.
By Staff, Baptist Standard
A majority of Protestant pastors say they plan to vote for Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but nearly one in four is undecided, according to a LifeWay poll.
By ABP staff
It isn’t clear whether the Illinois Senate will tackle a bill to lease the state’s lottery at a special session in November. But regardless of that legislation, it is only one of a dozen states contemplating such action.
By Ken Walker, Baptist Press
The Southern Baptist International Mission Board has extended its child-protection policy to request that short-term mission team participants go through a screening process.
By Baptist Press
Sometimes Laura Mannes wishes she could fix the pain, grief and suffering she encounters each day as a chaplain. Then she reminds herself of her mission.
By Charlotte Tubbs, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship