Banner Sunday boosts Baptist women in ministry

Last Sunday was a big day for Baptist women in ministry in North Carolina, where the roster of churches led by female pastors increased by two.

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Alabama Baptist church dis-fellowshipped over pastor’s gay friendly views

An Alabama Baptist church whose pastor supports same-sex marriage has formally been voted out of membership of its local association.

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Pastor/elder dispute disrupts Tennessee church

Rick White, pastor of The People’s Church in Franklin, Tenn., for 33 years and trustee chairman at Southern Seminary when Albert Mohler was elected president, has resigned his church in a leadership dispute with his board of elders.

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Parent University is a 13-week curriculum that teaches parents 40 developmental assets to help their children succeed. (BGCT photo)
Parent University is a 13-week curriculum that teaches parents 40 developmental assets to help their children succeed. (BGCT photo)

Churches join schools to tackle educational challenges

Parent University provides community members, including churches, a way to help schools better educate children in a Texas city.

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Wilton (Conn.) Baptist Church is among many congregations covered in snow in this winter. (Photo by Jason Coker)
Wilton (Conn.) Baptist Church is among many congregations covered in snow in this winter. (Photo by Jason Coker)

Pastors wary as winter weather takes financial toll on nation’s churches

From the South to the Northeast, churches in varying degrees are being affected this winter by extremes of cold, snow and ice.

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Sunday communities at Johns Creek Baptist Church offer socializing, pastoral care and exposure to expert-led seminars. (JCBC photo)
Sunday communities at Johns Creek Baptist Church offer socializing, pastoral care and exposure to expert-led seminars. (JCBC photo)

Baptist church transforms Sunday school into community and pastoral care

Johns Creek Baptist Church in Georgia has quit Sunday school in favor of Sunday communities for its adult age groups. The communities, taught by rotating teachers, provide pastoral care and social opportunities for their members.

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Vote postponed on ouster of Alabama church over gay marriage

A winter storm has postponed tonight’s vote on an Alabama Baptist church at odds with its local association over gay marriage.

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Houston native Nick Deere is the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. — one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. (Photo by Dean Hawthorne)
Houston native Nick Deere is the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. — one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. (Photo by Dean Hawthorne)

Pastoral residencies picking up as churches expand ministry, purpose

Inviting young, developing ministers into the full ministry experience can invigorate congregations while providing the larger church with talented clergy capable of avoiding burnout. 

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At Convergence, being missional cuts two ways

At Convergence, being missional cuts two ways

And the arts are at the heart of this Christian community.

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Alabama Baptist church faces ouster for pastor’s gay-friendly views

A Baptist church mentioned in news coverage of the first day legal marriages were performed in Alabama faces expulsion from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.

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