In a video announcement following the Sept. 13 online service at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, longtime pastor Charles Stanley announced his transition to pastor emeritus.
By Scott Barkley / Christian Index
John Hebert, director of missions and ministries for Louisiana Baptists, reported 107 Louisiana Baptist churches sustained damage ranging from minor to catastrophic—and some may not open their doors again.
By John Kyle / Louisiana Baptists
California Baptist churches located near rapidly spreading wildfires are preparing and responding to the immediate needs of evacuees by providing water, snacks and gift cards, as well as working in cooperation with organizations active in disaster.
By Tess Schoonhoven / Baptist Press
Saluting “the sons and daughters of America” serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Mary Gray said she is compelled to minister to military wives and families as they each “share their loved one with the world.”
By Trennis Henderson / Woman's Missionary Union
Nearly every church has adjusted some aspects of its ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Some congregations already are turning from the question of how to shift from the current moment toward changes for the long-term future.
A Louisiana Baptist pastor is among 18 deaths related to Hurricane Laura, and dozens of church buildings in the region were damaged due to the storm.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources unanimously approved a $210 million budget Aug. 25 for the 2020-21 fiscal year that includes reductions of 17 percent.
By Carol Pipes / LifeWay Christian Resources
The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board issued a statement, which it says clarifies and corrects previous statements made by the IMB regarding an investigation of sex crimes committed by a former missionary.
By Baptist Press Staff
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary named Rebekah Ann Naylor, longtime medical missionary to India, as distinguished professor of missions in its Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions.
By Alex Sibley / Southwestern Seminary
The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Sept. 21-22 in Nashville has been canceled and replaced with a special called meeting, to be held online Sept. 22.
In response to a decline in sales due to COVID-19, national Woman’s Missionary Union announced Aug. 5 it is offering staff a voluntary retirement plan.
By Julie Walters / Woman's Missionary Union
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