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The unexpected journey

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) — Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony of a well-known seminary, where he gave the budding pastors something to think about with … more

Parody video provides fun way to promote 2022 SBC Pastors Conference

The 2022 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference, set for June 12–13 in Anaheim, California, revealed its lineup of 12 preachers through a fun Christmas-themed music video … more

Hendersons’ ‘traveling ministry’ opens doors for God moments across the US

Trennis and Pam Henderson have adjusted to their nomadic lifestyle. Prior to their work with TAB Media and The Baptist Paper, which began in August, the couple served three years with … more

Sorrow, rescue and recovery in five states affected by severe storms

MAYFIELD, Ky. (BP) – Rescue efforts were underway Saturday as first responders, family members and neighbors worked to find missing people in five Mid-South states. The death toll topped more … more

Living Nativity

Luke 2:10-18 (NIV) But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is … more

'Sinning in the Rain': New study finds crimes go up when it rains on Sundays

(RNS) — To help people avoid sin, pastors often advise prayer, going to church and reading the Bible or other religious books. They might also want to get a few umbrellas. A forthcoming … more

Mar Vista Church

Mar Vista Baptist Church was blessed to use the block party trailer for its very first Trunk or Treat outreach.  This outreach was part of our revitalization efforts for building up the church … more

FBC Pelham associate pastor does ‘adventure ironman’ for 60th birthday to provide water for villages in India

It may be called the Blackwater River, but Donnie Sisk says to him it’s more of a brown coffee color. He dipped his kayak paddle in it many times as he set out recently on what he calls an … more

Life Explored

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 … more

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 … more

Bible Study: Gospel-guided relationships

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

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 … more

What a resounding testimony will do for you

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 … more

Millennials struggling to find purpose, study finds

Three out of four Millennials (75%) say they are searching for their purpose in life, according to newly released survey from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University. The … more

California Baptists encouraged to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, church members, and state convention

CLOVIS, Calif. (BP)— After a 24-month hiatus due to COVID-19, messengers to the 80th meeting of California Southern Baptist Convention were exhorted to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, … more

Two North County Churches – New Locations

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 … more

25 Ways to Honor Your Pastor

This year has been a tough year for pastors and church leaders. The pandemic has changed almost everything we do, but pastors have pivoted quickly and worked hard to make adjustments. If ever they … more

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 … more

The hope we carry: pastor with cancer walks 100 miles with the cross

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 … more

Compare and Despair

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 … more
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