Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

McAfee students report transformed lives — their own — in teaching prisoners

Instructors in a prison-based theology program say teaching death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner and other women prisoners has helped them see life, ministry and faith from a new perspective.

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Pastors wary as winter weather takes financial toll on nation’s churches

From the South to the Northeast, churches in varying degrees are being affected this winter by extremes of cold, snow and ice.

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Baptist church transforms Sunday school into community and pastoral care

Johns Creek Baptist Church in Georgia has quit Sunday school in favor of Sunday communities for its adult age groups. The communities, taught by rotating teachers, provide pastoral care and social opportunities for their members.

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Surging water ministries about more than digging wells, mission leaders say

While an increasing number of churches, ministries and denominational groups see water poverty as an inviting missions field, experts say the ministry must be about more than hopping on planes, digging wells and returning home.

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Baptists, Methodists seek to overcome differences to minister together

A Baptist World Alliance group met for the second of five meetings in an effort to overcome differences that bar Baptists and Methodists from more effective mission together.

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Minister trades prison garb for orange T-shirt to help ex-cons find work

Last year, Kent McKeever wore an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to empathize with former prisoners and others on the margins of society. This year, he's waging a campaign to convince employers to give ex-cons a fair shake in the hiring process.

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No manuscripts for Baptist pastor who sketches and colors sermon notes

Ink, watercolor and sketches help John Jay Alvaro preach every Sunday morning. It's a process that's also popular for devotionals and note-taking in church. 

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Baptist pastor inspired by Jews, Muslims during Holy Land pilgrimage

The group of interfaith clergy from Richmond, Va., including First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jim Somerville, returned convinced peace among nations, religions and people is attainable.

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Pastoral residencies picking up as churches expand ministry, purpose

Inviting young, developing ministers into the full ministry experience can invigorate congregations while providing the larger church with talented clergy capable of avoiding burnout. 

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At Convergence, being missional cuts two ways

And the arts are at the heart of this Christian community.

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