Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

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

The effort seeks to bring ministry, comfort to victims of human trafficking.

While there are some exceptions, many congregations find that renovating and repurposing existing facilities offers signficant savings. 

The tension between service and evangelism goes back far in Christian history, but experts say it can be as simple as watching and waiting for the right moment to share. 

A minister’s church was torched by separatists who demanded, but didn’t receive, his consent to their movement through the region.

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.

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