Ministry

Missional focus will assuage congregations’ fears, ministers say

Declining memberships and closing churches have led some congregations to react with fear, which in turn is a turnoff for potential members, a Christian leader says.

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Fighting poverty about more than serving meals, advocates say

Combating poverty and violence only begins with addressing immediate problems, according to those who minister in these fields. 

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3 leadership strategies every pastor should adopt

Addressing church decline is about confronting a shifting reality.

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Be who you needed ...

To be the Body of Christ, we need the tendons of relationship to connect young muscle to wise bones.

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American Baptists in Nebraska launch microloan ministry to address justice, poverty

Karen refugees from Burma who are seriously struggling financially in Nebraska and who qualify for loans can receive up to $1,500 at no interest.

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Pope Francis inspired ministers who work with marginalized

The pontiff's statement that ministry is about serving people, not ideas and ideology, has boosted the morale of some Baptists who work with the homeless and prisoners.

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Young ministers learn the pastor’s delicate balance

Teaching young leaders how to engage ministry without getting “chewed up” is the aim of a growing number of congregations.

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Refugee crisis spurs Baptist assistance

U.S. organizations are allocating funds to assist Europeans grappling with an influx of migrants.

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Brace yourself: It’s the ‘post-everything’ age, say church leaders

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

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Millennial ministry: It’s time we drop the adjective

And stop trying so hard to attract them.

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