Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

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

Going the extra mile is the essence of the gospel, Bruce Powers believes. First, though, Christians must be able to hear God’s telling them which mile to pursue.

Entrepreneurial ministry team at Missouri church brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the pastoral offerings at Englewood Baptist Church.

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.

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