According to a recent Gallup Poll, 75% of U.S. adults who have no religious preference say they are “not interested at all” in exploring religion in the future. But broken down by age, young adults are more inclined than older…
This Bucket Challenge offers DIY cleanup relief for disaster victims
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has turned to the bucket to counter the pandemic limits placed on disaster response ministry, said Daynette Snead-Perez, CBF’s U.S. disaster response manager. A “1,000 Bucket Challenge” seeks individuals and churches to fill 1,000 5-gallon buckets…
Engaging online worshipers key to boosting discipleship during pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of learning for churches as they adjust to virtual ministry, said Andy Jung, associate executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.
Churches (cautiously) prepare to reopen as states lift COVID-19 restrictions
Many churches are taking a slow, methodical approach to returning to in-person worship even as some states reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Religious groups offer resources for churches preparing to reopen amid coronavirus pandemic
National and regional Baptist denominations and networks are among religious organizations to provide online resources and expertise to congregational leaders during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus ripples turn to waves for faith-based groups
“Event participants who show any cold or flu symptoms will be asked to go home, and the area they were occupying should immediately be disinfected.”
Franklin Graham, toxic charity concerns send churches packing from Operation Christmas Child
Years of viral news articles describing Operation Christmas Child as a form of toxic charity have contributed to a movement of churches away from the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.
Former minister at CBF church confesses to sexting with teen
A former minister at a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated church in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to enticing and coercing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
Religion Notes: BPFNA’s new interim leader, a new hunger collaborative in Texas and CBFNC’s new leadership fund
She “was able to build a large and diverse network of support to reopen the seminary, rebuild the school and create new projects.”