First person: Anybody can be a friend

Not everyone has the expertise or ability to do something significant about a problem as big as helping families deal with disabilities, but “anybody can be a friend.”

Welcoming people with special needs can mean spiritual, numerical growth

Churches that do a good job of including members with special needs like autism often reap side benefits of a positive witness to their community and sometimes even numerical growth, says an expert in disability ministries.

Seminaries not preparing pastors to minister to disabled, some assert

An expert in the field of disability ministry says theological seminaries are doing little to prepare ministers to deal with the estimated one in five Americans living with some kind of disability.

Baptist Briefs

Leo Endel, executive director of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention, is joining an increasingly crowded field of candidates who will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the June 15-16 meeting in Orlando.

‘Miss Jan’ keeps order at Georgia church, where Carter draws crowd

Jan Williams is the head peacekeeper at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. where former President Jimmy Carter teaches a Sunday school class. At 8 a.m. on any given Sunday morning, “Miss Jan” steps out the church’s front doors and encounters a line of visitors already forming.

Is God trying to send people a message through disasters?

What is it about nature’s fury that attracts theological interpretation? For many religious leaders, scholars say, it’s an opportunity to win new believers.

Granbury churches show love for their community

More than 600 volunteers from churches representing seven denominations participated in the "Love Granbury" outreach effort to the community.

Christian Men's Job Corps helps ex-offenders start new lives

Christian Men’s Job Corps is a personal, spiritual and job-skills development effort  sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union that teaches topics such as money management, resume writing, interview coaching and computer training.

On the Move

Rudy Hernandez to Community Bible Chapel in Spur as interim pastor.

Public baptisms make a statement to community

As a way to empower individuals to make a faith statement to a community, some congregations are moving their baptisms from inside a church baptistry to outside in public places.

Roving chaplain meets spiritual needs at three Amarillo senior facilities

Chaplain Bryan Cooper is the roving chaplain at The Arbors, The Heritage Convalescent Center and Georgia Manor Nursing Homes in Amarillo.

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