Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Second Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo., has adopted a 24-month stewardship cycle with just one account for all items — creating greater congregational buy-in and fostering a culture of giving among members, church leaders and ministers say.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 13:54

The soul’s dark night

Ministers are acknowledging that for churches to adopt a different attitude toward mental illness, clergy will have to be transparent about their own struggles.

A Baylor University study finds that only half of youth ministers are trained to deal with depressed youth — and even fewer say they feel qualified to do so.

An American Baptist church in Boulder, Colo., was on the brink of closing when a radical redesign of worship, staff and social media presence created the conditions for “resurrection.”

Col. Charles Reynolds is in Liberia to minister to U.S. military and civilian peronnel who are working to eradicate the deadly virus.

A new company launched by Jim Somerville of First Baptist Church of Richmond, Va., offers rented or purchased sermons from respected preachers to small congregations, house churches and other faith communities without pastors.

Churches and pastors are taking a variety of responses to expanded legalization of gay marriage across the nation, including not signing marriage licenses for any couple and initiating ceremonies for gays and lesbians.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 02:32

BWA reconfirms 2015 Africa congress

Baptist World Alliance leaders polled Baptists around the world to confirm South Africa as the site for the 21st Baptist World Congress in response to fears of continuing Ebola outbreaks in other parts of the continent.

For congregations to adopt a different attitude toward mental health, some clergy say they’ll have to be transparent about their own struggles.

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