Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Florida church builds partnerships with schools, nonprofits — and laundromats

The Well at Springfield in Jacksonville, Fla., seeks ministry opportunities through partnerships that connect people and institutions that usually wouldn't meet. One ministry pays for loads of laundry at a local laundromat.

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Women feel spirit while leading Baptist communion service

An all-female serving team spontaneously found a different way to serve communion at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, inspiring themselves and their pastor to explore new ways to empower women.

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Seminary course seeks ‘nexus’ between clergy and police

A professor says police have a challenging job that can cause spiritual and emotional damage to officers who go untreated by the toxicity of the profession.

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Some churches see health, wellness as track to missional niche

Experts say congregations must do thorough research before opening a fitness facility as part of their ministry outreach. But such an approach can have a signficantly positive influence on the communities around them.

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Some Americans feel ‘cold’ toward Muslims and Mormons, survey says

A Pew survey found that Republicans consider it better to be an atheist than a Muslim, while Democrats say being an atheist is preferable to being a Mormon.

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Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

Congregations must make racial diversity a core value that guides hiring decisions, worship planning and every other facet of church life, Baptist ministers say.  

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Pastor reflects on ‘exorbitant amount’ of funerals he’s preached

Barry Howard has preached more than 850 funerals in a 36-year career — and most of those were at First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla.

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Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

A series of Lilly Foundation grants and several large-scale evangelistic events demonstrate the continued importance and effectiveness of preaching. But being relevant without catering to the culture is a challenge.

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Missionary couple brings international mission field to N.C.

Kim and Marc Wyatt are showing congregations how to engage the world in their own communities.

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Missouri pastor excited about expanded role at Metro Baptist in NYC

St. Louis pastor Scott Stearman will take the helm of Metro Baptist Church in New York on Feb. 1. The church’s reputation for missional ministry and interaction with the United Nations are among the reasons Stearman said he took the job.

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