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Should we be thankful for suffering?

NASHVILLE (BP) – “My grandfather probably won’t make it through the night,” said the text from a friend last week. The folks in our small group had been praying for his family …

The Most Impactful Tech Shift Your Church Can Make

Churches quickly adapted to stream worship services online in 2020. Another change has not been as widespread but may be just as important. …

8 Keys to Recovering Your Missing Churchgoers

How can you recapture those churchgoers who were previously active parts of your congregation but have yet to return? …

Designing churches is a calling for some architects

(RNS) — Steve Upham didn't mean to get into the architecture of sacred spaces. When he was an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, one of his professors required his students to work for …
Discipleship

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) – A resounding testimony of faith in Jesus Christ will get you into more trouble than you’ve ever been in, in your life. You thought we were going to say how good …

Judy and I recently visited two of our newer churches in San Diego County. Anthem Church, now in Vista, and LifePoint Church, now in Carlsbad. Pastor Mark Finnigan leads LifePoint Church. Pastor …
Do you compare yourself to other pastors or leaders? If so, who is the object of your comparison? The person who comes to mind may reveal whether your battle with comparison is a struggle with pride …
SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a …
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (BP) – Many Christians spend time thinking about ways to start Gospel conversations, but pastor David Evans says evangelism starts “way before” the actual in-person conversation...
Baptist Life

God is Good and works powerfully through His Scripture. After finishing an almost 2 year stint in the book of Acts at the beginning of this year, King's Cross Church was inspired to be more active in …

Critically broken. These words describing the lives of Turkmen families are heavy with the weight of millions of hard choices. Life in Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the …
Mrs. Lombena transitions with ease from the standard West African greetings into the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. The Togolese man listening to the story is quickly attentive …
IMB workers Skip and Kim Meyer* have spent their lives on two very different mission fields but with the same purpose: giving hope to people who need it and equipping others to do the same. The …
The mission strategy of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma was forever changed when Mike, the missions pastor, read a statistic: “5% of missions work is done in North Africa and Middle …