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6 Ways to Lose Your Ministry

Despite all the documented stress, few pastors leave the pulpit behind each year. On average, 1% of senior Protestant pastors leave the pastorate each year for reasons other than death or retirement, …

Cooperative Program crosses $20 billion in cumulative giving

NASHVILLE (BP) – Since 1925, Southern Baptists have given more than $20 billion through the Cooperative Program to fund its entities and missionaries taking the Gospel throughout the …

Amid pandemic and personal struggles

(RNS) — Pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado believes the story of Esther can help guide Christians through challenging times. Lucado should know. The biblical book bearing …

Serve with boldness is theme of IMB’s Sending Celebration for new missionaries

Grayson Marshall’s passion for the nations ignited after a mission trip to Nicaragua. But during his first trip to Japan, “I felt the lostness and brokenness of a people who needed a Savior …
Discipleship

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...
It was a joy to witness 6 members of King’s Cross Church get baptized at the Crown Point Bay in San Diego. Over 150 people were in attendance. It was a beautiful time to celebrate all Jesus …
Baptist Life

In Southeast Asia, communities have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Household incomes declined along with available jobs and expected revenues. For many families, the goal each day is to …

Remember to pray for missions with these custom backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. Using IMB photos from around the world, you can focus your attention on an area of the world in …
Robin Tinley, an IMB worker in South America, and her husband, Paul, have worked for almost 30 years in Venezuela. Currently, they’re ministering in the Venezuelan refugee crisis and to the …
Editor’s note: In June and July 2021, four summer student missionaries served at the Touch of Life Foundation in the Colombian Andean town Bucaramanga. At this facility, Venezuelan refugees …
Editor’s note: This is the eighth post in a 10-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2020 research data. A full copy of the …