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Disaster Relief teams mobilize after fatal tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia

OHATCHEE, Ala. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from Alabama and Georgia have begun assessing and cleaning up damage left by a series of tornadoes Thursday (March 25) that resulted … more

The Key to Helping People Find Their Ministry Fit

If you’ve been reading my Ministry Toolbox articles for a while, you’re probably familiar with the concept of SHAPE—but you may not understand it fully.  For us at … more

What Your Money Reveals About You

“Trust in your money and down you go! Trust in God and flourish as a tree!” Proverbs 11:28 (TLB) God uses money to test you to see if you’re ready for greater … more

Press Release for San Diego Today

Congratulations to newly ordained minister Christopher Groves by two Bay Park churches, See World Church, a Korean Church, and Sonlight Church, both of which meet in the same building on … more

King's Cross Three Year Anniversary

On Sunday King’s Cross Church celebrated their three year anniversary. The last three years has been challenging for the church. They were evicted from their first meeting space after 7 … more

Five Steps to Navigating Loss

Life is full of losses. It’s sobering to remember that nothing around us is permanent. Pastor, everyone in our congregations will go through seasons of loss where they lose their finances, … more

SBC leaders: Refugee increase to give church Gospel opportunity

WASHINGTON (BP) – The decision to increase dramatically the number of refugees to be welcomed into the United States will provide Christians with important opportunities for Gospel witness and … more

Supreme Court strikes down California’s ban on indoor worship

Late Friday night, Feb. 5, the Supreme Court responded to California’s ban on all indoor religious gatherings by granting injunctive relief to the churches challenging the … more

How to De-escalate Conflict in Your Ministry and Family

Many church leaders assume conflict is simply built into their ministries. In fact, it has become such a regular part of pastoral work, that people frequently joke about its pervasiveness in … more

4 Ministry Trends to Watch in 2021

Whenever I’m asked to comment on certain trends that show up in surveys and projects from Lifeway Research, I hesitate. Looking at data and then predicting the future can sometimes lead … more

WHY ‘A LONG OBEDIENCE IN THE SAME DIRECTION’ IS NECESSARY IN MINISTRY

We live in a day where we can pull a small rectangle from our pocket and have near-limitless access to near-countless mediums for information instantly. With the tap of a … more

Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war;’ SBC leaders call for prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – Joe Biden called for Americans to end an “uncivil war” and unite after he was sworn in Wednesday (Jan. 20) as the 46th president of the United … more

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

We now have a vaccine to address this unprecedented public health crisis.Understandably, many have questions. Please find answers below. ... more

Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 13) to impeach Donald Trump for inciting insurrection, making him the first president in U.S. history … more

Primera Iglesia Bautista de San Ysidro Baptisms

We thank God for the baptisms we’ve been able to have even during the pandemic. Our original plan was to have 8 baptisms on Thanksgiving Sunday; unfortunately 2 of the 8 baptisms were … more

5 Gifts You Can Give Your Children During COVID (and Beyond)

We are going through an unprecedented time. The COVID pandemic has caused a tremendous amount of stress in many ways, from unexpected grief and loss to financial concerns to major lifestyle changes, … more

NAAF leaders, seminary presidents hold ‘honest and open conversation’

NASHVILLE (BP) – A multi-ethnic group of Southern Baptist leaders described a meeting Wednesday (Jan. 6) as productive and trust-building, saying although they did not agree on all points, they … more

How to Get Back Your Vision for Ministry

Last year, many churches began 2020 with sermons on vision. The opportunity to preach on “Vision 2020” was too much for many pastors to pass up. But now, as we head into 2021, many … more

Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be Harder—But Better—Than 2020

As the pandemic hit, the chaos of the spring and summer gave way to an intolerable uncertainty in the fall and winter. Church leaders had to shift from a short-term crisis mindset to a long-term … more

‘Biggest movement of God I’ve seen’ after scores of unscheduled baptisms at Tennessee church

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Noah Iacob lived for only a week two years ago. But his story is one interwoven with others’ as part of a revival taking place at Long Hollow Baptist … more
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