Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

And they predict those turned off by Christianity may be attracted to congregations that are more intentional about worship.

But one Baptist pastor thinks that may reflect unrealistic expectations of church.

Though the number of people claiming no religious affilation is growing, churches still have some skin in the game.

At First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, N.C., a weekly Friday service offering communion is forging fellowship both among church members and different races and economic classes inside and outside the church.

For two Salvadoran sisters who were part of the recent immigration “surge,” reuniting with their mother in Virginia also meant finding Baptists with open arms.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:02

Author cites alarming trends in preacher burnout

A new book explores the challenges created by both ministers and congregations that lead to pastors quitting or being fired from their jobs.

The ‘dones’ are those Christians who consider themselves faihful to God but are turned off by the institutional aspects of church — and they just quit going.

A Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips is how Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods.  

Baptist pastors say building relationships with members of other faiths lays the ground work for easing social tensions and even achieving political goals.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:27

More Americans exploring, sharing faith online

A study finds that one in five Americans share their faith online, leading some to see the importance of churches having a robust digital presence, while others express caution.

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