Ministry to Alzheimer's patients demands different approach

Pat Otwell, who ministered to Alzheimer’s patients in three Paris nursing facilities from 1983 until 1997, has written a book titled Guide to Ministering to Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Families to help pastors with the tools to make the effort.

IMB appoints 16 Texans

Nine couples with Texas ties were among missionaries appointed by the International Mission Board during a Nov. 14 ceremony at First Church in Houston.


Youth from foster system enjoy Thanksgiving meal with 'PALs'

Young adults who recently aged out of the foster care system—or will soon—celebrated a Thanksgiving meal at Trinity Baptist Church with peers and mentors from the Baptist Child & Family Services’ Preparation for Adult Living program.

One storm-damaged church provides turkey dinner for another

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, several Texas Baptist churches are stepping up to help First Baptist Church of South Houston through the recovery process. On Nov. 23, the congregation did the same for a church in Galveston.

Huckabee says neglected ‘values voters’ are key to GOP future

Promoting his new book, Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That’s Bringing Common Sense Back to America, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee insists Republicans neglected religious conservatives this year and need to maintain their support as the party regroups.

Baptist state conventions wrestle with budget woes

Baptist state conventions meeting around the country this fall are adjusting their financial expectations to cope with a weakening economy.

Baptist missionaries aid homeless Congo families

International Mission Board missionaries and church partners have distributed nearly three tons of rice and beans to more than 300 homeless families in the Congo in recent days.

Economy putting pressure on Thanksgiving food ministries

Economic hard times are putting pressure on charities scrambling to meet rising need this Thanksgiving.

WorldCrafts gives hope to Afghan families

WorldCrafts, a fair trade, nonprofit ministry of national Woman’s Missionary Union, is helping to give Afghan families an expectation of a life beyond their impoverished conditions through a partnership with an artisan group comprised of women who make jewelry, mosaics, clothing and accessories.

Fair trade fights poverty, allows gift giving with a clear conscience

fair tradeNathan George, a child of missionaries, came to the conclusion God created human beings for meaningful work. So he started  a fair-trade organization called Trade as One that helps poor and marginalized workers by bringing together markets and missions.


N.C. Baptists vote to nix CBF giving plan option

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.
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