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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

       
TBM tops 1,000 volunteer hours

TBM tops 1,000 volunteer days—and still counting—after tornadoes

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers helped residents affected by tornadoes that hit the day after Christmas.

       
Wanda Lee announces plans to retire from WMU

Wanda Lee announces plans to retire from WMU

Wanda Lee told the national Woman’s Missionary Union board of directors she plans to retire as the Southern Baptist missions auxiliary’s executive director-treasurer.

       
Dorcas Project brings hope to vulnerable women in Congo

Dorcas Project brings hope to vulnerable women in Congo

Afrika Community Church in Dallas brings hope and empowerment to sexually abused women in eastern Congo through its Dorcas Project.

       
Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery mobilizes 450 volunteers

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery mobilizes 450 volunteers

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery ministry mobilized 450 volunteers in two weekends to Rowlett and Garland after tornadoes ripped through North Texas Dec. 26.

       
 
 
 
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