Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:34

Performing the business of ministry

Recognizing that being a pastor involves more than sermon preparation and visiting hospitals, seminaries are responding with programs to equip ministers to handle the business side of leading a church.

Published in People
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 16:03

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Published in Pages

Rankings Part of BusinessMBA.org’s “Top 50 Best MBA Programs” List 

Published in Baptist News Wire

Around 30 people from New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma gathered April 12 at Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s building to offer suggestions for the future of Glorieta Conference Center.

Published in Organizations

A two-year study charting the future for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is now in the hands of the group’s Coordinating Council, which votes May 1 on the final report in time for it to be published and presented at the CBF General Assembly June 21 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Published in Organizations
Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:00

Foundation pledges $2 million to ABP

The Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation has pledged $2 million over the next two years to Associated Baptist Press, ABP Executive Director David Wilkinson announced March 26.

Published in Ministry

Membership trends remained stable in American denominations, but offerings were down $1.2 billion from a year ago, according to the National Council of Churches' 2012 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches.

Published in Culture
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:00

Gift endows Truett dean's chair

An endowed dean’s chair has been established at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, thanks to a gift in excess of $3 million from the estate of former ExxonMobil executive Charles DeLancey.

Published in Theology

One in 10 Americans have made a charitable donation using the text messaging feature on their mobile phones, according to a newly-released study produced by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Harvard's Berkman Center for the Internet & Society.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:00

It's better to debate than downsize

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler predicts the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will split over the issue of homosexuality. Meanwhile, Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood announced incentives for employees to take early retirement or resign voluntarily as part of a “strategic realignment” of staff.

Published in Commentaries
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