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Evangelism has an ‘image problem,’ Iorg tells church leaders

FAIRFAX, Va. (BP) – In a meeting with church leaders, Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg stressed the importance of churches getting outside their own walls and how such ministry made the … more

Census reveals future for Hispanics in the SBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – As the Hispanic population continues to grow nationwide and in the Southern Baptist Convention, its impact will be observed not only culturally but in strengthening the … more

Church planting network gives over $1 million to least-reached states

In celebration of the 40th anniversary since its founding, the Berkland Baptist Church network of churches (including Antioch Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts) recently made a special gift … more

2022 SBC Annual Meeting messenger pre-registration, childcare registration open Feb. 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Messenger pre-registration and childcare registration open Tuesday (Feb. 1) at for the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June … more

Donation of water heaters boosts TN disaster relief efforts

Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief has been given 200 water heaters to assist homeowners in Waverly who who continue to recover from major flooding in August. The hot water heaters, with an … more

Agee announces retirement from CSBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. A transition plan to find a … more

Bible Study: Power to resist temptation

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult … more

Timeless truths for tired pastors

With the new Omicron variant of the COVID virus, there is an all-too-familiar (and unfortunate) flood of thoughts, opinions, new “experts” (those reading and watching too much of either … more

Look out for these red flags when searching for a pastor

A red flag is a metaphorical warning sign. It signals a potential problem with a particular situation that will require attention to address. Red flags are everywhere. You can spot them in business … more

‘Big Give’ has big surprise for NC families devastated by flood

A black stove and then a black refrigerator. Janice Hooper knew it was her refrigerator because she saw her grandson’s smiling photo stuck to it. The two appliances were coursing swiftly … more

Baptist Press Comics

Your Daily Joe  is a daily comics feature by Joe McKeever exclusive to Baptist Press. Continue reading at Baptist Press » more

Afghanistan moves to No. 1 on list of most dangerous countries for Christians

Afghanistan has moved to the top of the list of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution for their faith, overtaking North Korea for the first time in more than two … more

AB 506 Imposes New Mandatory Responsibilities on Churches

Effective January 1, 2022, all churches in California that have any form of “youth service organization” within their ministries, which most likely includes Sunday School in addition to … more

Quest Church Country Christmas Festival

Each year Quest Church helps the city of Alpine, a rural mountain community in San Diego, host the Alpine Snow Festival and Parade of Lights. Unfortunately, due to permit restrictions, the community … more

Bearing burdens in a Pacific paradise

California church cares for a family facing a life-threatening pregnancy and a recommended abortion. La Jolla is beautiful. The San Diego County neighborhood is known for its rugged coastlines and … more

New president of California Baptists hopes to unite convention as a family

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Victor Chayasirisobhon, newly elected president of the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC), believes he can leverage his background to help unify the diverse … more

H.o.p.e. Toy Drive

On Sunday December 19th, 2021 New Vision Church had their annual H.O.P.E. Toy Drive. Every child ages 0 - 11 got a FREE TOY! It was an all free family fun event filled with free toys, carnival games … more

Connections build mission partners, says IMB missionary to Panama

NASHVILLE (BP) – Tim Louderback sees connections as a key means to taking the gospel throughout the world. For 12 years, the International Mission Board missionary and his wife, Tina, have been … more

What Christmas can teach us about our troubles

NASHVILLE (BP) – We live in an anxious, troubled age. Many are troubled about a number of things – politics, economics, race, family, education, health and the list only grows from there. … more

Joy follows sorrow

I recently rewatched Disney’s “Inside Out,” with its message of the need for both joy and sadness in our lives for a healthy state of mind. You can browse articles upon articles … more
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