Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Mundane work, internal politics drive many from church, experts say

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

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Engaging ‘nones’ is challenging but possible, say church leaders

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

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Weekly communion heals, unites N.C. church and community

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.

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Two young immigrants fleeing violence find refuge — and ministry — in U.S.

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.

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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.

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You’ve met the ‘nones.’ Now meet the ‘dones.’

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.

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Merger, not just ministry, is how this church is engaging Hispanics

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

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For some Baptists, interfaith dialogue more practical than symbolic

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

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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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Female minister cited by association for dismissing S.C. church

A South Carolina church with a woman associate pastor has been disassociated from the Saluda Baptist Association, which cites scriptural prohibition against women in pastoral leadership.

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