Baptist Women in Ministry named Meredith Stone, most recently professor and associate dean at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary, as the organization’s executive director, effective Aug. 24.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
During the online Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, Michelle Fergus of DeSoto led a breakout session titled “Missions Relevance Test: Are You Really on Mission?”
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Many churches transitioned to online giving when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to suspend in-person worship service. And they plan to continue the convenient giving option.
By Tess Schoonhoven / Baptist Press
A bivocational Southern Baptist pastor resigned from his church July 29 after backlash resulting from his participation in an annual birthday celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a general in the Confederate Army and the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
By Baptist Press Staff
More than 40 members of Warrior Creek Baptist Church in rural Alabama, including Pastor Darryl Ross, contracted the COVID-19 virus after the church’s annual revival during the week of July 19.
By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
A lawsuit against the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board was remanded back to a district court by a federal appeals court on July 16, reversing a dismissal decision from April 2019.
By Jonathan Howe / Baptist Press
Annie Filmore and the other women from her church were not allowed to attend WMU weeks at Ridgecrest Assembly in North Carolina because they were Black. So, Filmore embarked on a three-day journey to New Mexico, hoping to attend a WMU conference at Glorieta.
By Daniel Porter / Baptist New Mexican
Concerned about a perceived lack of urgency in dealing with racial injustice, Pastor John Onwuchekwa led his church to leave the Southern Baptist Convention.
By Maina Mwaura / Religion News Service
During a called meeting July 14, trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved a $29.7 million budget for the 2020-21 academic year—6 percent lower than in 2019-20.
By James A. Smith
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is encouraging churches to partner with government officials to fight the spread of COVID-19, while receiving First Amendment protections as they cooperate.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
When Doris Opoku and her family immigrated to the United States from Ghana in 2008, they had no idea what ministry opportunities God had in store for them.
Karen Vinyard, a longtime Woman’s Missionary Union leader in Illinois, became involved in corrections ministry while her husband was serving 13 years in prison after being convicted on drug-related charges.