Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown is associate editor of Word & Way, in which this story originally appeared.

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.

Reasons for seeking new spiritual homes include an aversion to congregational conflict and the trappings of denominationalism.

Nearly half of Baby Boomers say they plan to remain in the workforce until age 66 or later, and 10 percent say they won’t retire at all.

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

The president and CEO of a Baptist conference center could face penalties if convicted of solicitation.

But how that plays out in denominations of autonomous congregations can be tricky.

Seminary president believes upheaval has enhanced churches’ unity.

Carolyn O’Neill sort of fell into her career, but she believes God directed her to it.

Artists and pastors say artistic expression transforms the experience of sacred space and time — and that Baptists are catching on.

The action follows the convention’s loss in a lawsuit to reclaim ownership of Windermere Baptist Conference Center.

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