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MLK’s advice to pastors called key to revival

MLK’s advice to pastors called key to revival

Sixty years after the Montgomery Bus Boycott,  advice from Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1958 book, Stride Toward Freedom, still resonates with pastors.

       

On the Move: Darin Wood

Darin Wood to First Baptist Church in Midland as pastor, from Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

       
Around the State: Church safety seminar

Around the State: Church safety seminar, ETBU award-winner, HSU enrichment program

Heart of Texas Baptist Camp sponsors a church safety seminar. Molly Woodruff receives the President's Award at East Texas Baptist University. Deadline Feb. 29 to apply for summer enrichment program at Hardin-Simmons University.

       
GuideStone conducts 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey 

GuideStone conducts 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey 

GuideStone Financial Resources, along with LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions, is conducting its biennial SBC Church Compensation Survey.

       
UMHB helps bring Holocaust Museum exhibit to Central Texas

UMHB helps bring Holocaust Museum exhibit to Central Texas

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in partnership with the Bell County Museum, brought a traveling exhibit about the Holocaust to Central Texas.

       
Lilly grants CBF $1 milion to address economic challenges

Lilly grants CBF $1 million to address economic challenges pastors face

The Lilly Endowment awarded the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship a $1 million grant as part of its national initiative to address economic challenges facing pastors.

       
Former pastors says lack of support led them to leave

Former pastors say lack of support led them to leave pastorate

Nearly half of surveyed pastors who left the pastorate before retirement age say their church's search committee did not accurately describe the congregation before their arrival. And about half say seminary didn't prepare them for the "people side" of pastoral ministry.

       
IMB layoffs hit home office

IMB layoffs hit home; no additional missionaries required to leave overseas

The Southern Baptist International Mission Board announced Jan. 14 the elimination of its stateside communications department. From BNG

       

Marketed faith fuels Millennials’ distrust of church

American churches already struggling with ways to attract young people got more bad news: Millennials don’t like them very much. Worse yet, their esteem of religious organizations is dropping right along with that of the news media, a Pew Research Center survey says. From BNG

       

Survey: Churches increasingly unwilling to adapt

Research shows that while many churches have found success by embracing change, many more view adaptation much more skeptically. From BNG

       

Longtime Baptist leader Bill Self dies at 83

Bill Self, a longtime Atlanta-area pastor and prominent Baptist leader for decades, died Jan. 9 after a long struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. From BNG

       
 
 
 
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