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Center for Healthy Churches relocating to Tennessee

Belmont University and the Center for Healthy Churches, an organization devoted to improving the spiritual, emotional and organizational health of churches and ministers, announced a new partnership April 16 that includes the relocation of CHC’s national office to Belmont’s campus in Nashville, Tenn.

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FBC Oklahoma City looks north for pastor

Kent Berghuis, an American Baptist pastor in Pennsylvania, has been named pastor of a church with deep historic ties to the Southern Baptist Convention now identified with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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Diana Garland to step down as dean of Baylor School of Social Work

Citing health reasons, Garland will take a research sabbatical in the fall before returning to the faculty for the spring 2016 semester.

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Nearby church to commemorate 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

The music ministry of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will present the musical Shelter on Sunday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 1201 N. Robinson.

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Central Seminary among fastest-growing theology schools

About 37 percent of schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are growing, but there is no single reason why.

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A Baptist church in Richmond has found blessings through its ministry to Burmese refugees. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
A Baptist church in Richmond has found blessings through its ministry to Burmese refugees. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

Richmond grateful for growth of Burmese refugee ministry

Tabernacle Baptist Church has learned that the God who sends people to them also sends people from them.

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Thinking ahead is the key to a succession pastoral succession plan. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)
Thinking ahead is the key to a succession pastoral succession plan. (Creative Commons photo by James Emery)

Smooth pastoral succession takes creativity and planning, Baptist leaders say

This congregation found a smooth and edifying route to succession when its senior pastor contemplated retirement — but it took prayer and hard work to pull it off.

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Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights leader, dies

Gardner Taylor, longtime pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a founder of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, died Easter Sunday.

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Judge dismisses Glorieta lawsuit; appeal expected

The U.S. District Court for New Mexico has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit an Arkansas couple filed against LifeWay Christian Resources and the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee regarding the sale of Glorieta Conference Center.

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Baptist school mourns student’s death

Wayland Baptist University confirmed the death of Rachel Bates, a 19-year-old freshman biology major, in a residence hall on the main campus in Plainview, Texas.

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