Ministry

Property sale positions Atlanta church to engage its vibrant neighborhood

Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta has sold nearly 3 acres of its campus to a developer who will build apartments, shops and restaurants, positioning itself for ministries in its thriving urban area.

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Church will gift its property to become ‘ministry incubator’

Facing financial challenges due to years of membership declines, Hillcrest Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala., has agreed to gift its property to Volunteers of America in exchange for continuing to worship there.

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Christmas mission brings food and Christ to hungry on the border

Several Baptist churches brought food, presents and the gospel to those who need it most in Texas border towns.

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Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities

A new ministry model is showing results in a beleagured Dallas neighborhood, where innovative ministries and programs are sparking transformation in crime rates, health care and education.

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If you really want to make your pastor’s day

How about faithful participation in the life of the church?

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Warden calls for churches to help break cycle of criminal activity

Burl Cain of the Louisiana State Penitentiary believes congregations can be change agents.

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Baptists enriched by repeated missions to Sioux

Returning over many years to the same mission destination reaps huge benefits for those going and those welcoming, say Baptist groups in Virginia and Tennessee.

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Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Schools prime ministry locations for many churches, say leaders

Churches, ministers and educators say one of the best ways to serve communities is by helping local schools.

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