The Southern Baptist Convention will not hold its annual meeting as it regularly does each June. But issues its members have long grappled with—including race and the roles of women—continue to be points of controversy.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Launching an innovative ministry center in metro Detroit has been quite a rollercoaster ride for Sue Hodnett and her volunteer ministry team.
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Leaders of the North American Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist World Alliance, as well as leaders of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, issued statements lamenting and decrying racial injustice in the United States.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Advocates for abuse survivors are criticizing SBC President J.D. Greear after his church decided to hire a teaching pastor who has been accused of mishandling an abuse claim in the past and for a Summit Church policy that would allow registered sex abusers to attend worship services.
Amid unprecedented challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as racial unrest and tumult after the recent death of an African American man in police custody, the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee offered what it hoped was a healing balm June 2 with SBC Advance.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
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.
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.
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.