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Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)
Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)

Being ‘in friendship,’ not ‘on mission,’ boosts Baptist church in Jackson, Miss.

The Wider Net ministry at Northminster Baptist Church is transforming the faith of members, ministers and residents of a nearby troubled community.

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Some Baptists killed in Nepal quake, while others search for survivors

A church collapse killed a group worshiping at time of the quake. The Baptist World Alliance and others are reporting scores of Christians died on April 27.

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Simmons College recognized as HCBU

A historically African-American college rebuilding with help from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Department of Education officially designated it a historically black college or university.

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Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)
Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)

Two women, one man make up Baptist church's pastoral team

Entrepreneurial ministry team at Missouri church brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the pastoral offerings at Englewood Baptist Church.

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Indonesia executes Australian members of Bali 9

The duo’s spiritual adviser says all they wanted was to spend the rest of their lives in prison so they could minister to other inmates.

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Baltimore Southern Baptists respond to unrest with prayer, service

NAMB church planters see service opportunities in Baltimore as their moment to shine.

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Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Justices heard arguments Tuesday in what is expected to be a landmark decision settling a question that has divided lower courts: Is same-sex marriage a constitutional right?

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Julie Pennington-Russell resigns as pastor of FBC Decatur

After 30 years of “running errands” for God in three different congregations, a pioneer Baptist woman in ministry is stepping out of the pulpit.

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PNBC head says anger OK, violence not

The president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention says violence like that on the streets of Baltimore isn’t the way to achieve social justice.

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Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)
Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)

Baptists join growing army of relief headed to Nepal

Groups are either raising money or sending assessment teams to Nepal — and some are doing both. 

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Baptist disaster responder, through Facebook, reports on Nepal efforts

Eddy Ruble, who serves through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Southeast Asia, has extensive experience in providing disaster-response services in that part of the world. 

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Texas Baptists take sides in school choice, pastor protection legislation

Texas Baptist leaders weighed in on two pieces of legislation in Austin being watched in other states.

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Letting people out of jail but not back into society is unfair, restorative justice advocates say. (Creative Commons photo)
Letting people out of jail but not back into society is unfair, restorative justice advocates say. (Creative Commons photo)

Baptists lead movements to ease ex-offender return to society

A variety of restorative justice efforts are underway in states from Texas to Georgia and beyond.

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Baylor renames School of Social Work for Dean Diana Garland

Baylor University’s board of regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, who recently announced she will step down from her position June 1 for health reasons.

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