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Back to School Backpack Giveaway

On July 30th, Hilltop Baptist Church, Iglesia Bautista Torre Fuerte, and Set Free Southland got together to bless the students in our community! We were blessed with a total of 200 backpacks from … more

Ministering to your community as school starts back

As the school year is upon us, what are some ways you and your church can engage your community through local schools? Before I was the Baptist Collegiate Ministry Campus Minister for Arkansas … more

SBCV Chinese fellowship helps pastors connect

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (BP) – When pastor Michael Wu first arrived at the SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming last November, he felt alone. Wu is the bi-vocational pastor of Roanoke Chinese … more

5 Signs a Pastor Needs to Take a Sunday Off

Here are five signs you’ve moved away from rest in Jesus. Take a Sunday off if you find yourself somewhere in this mix.  In my experience, most pastors get a D- in the rest category. In … more

Special needs VBS ‘lets the community know that we love them and we’re there’

Lisa Wilson said special needs families “are one of our most unreached people groups, because so many don’t feel like they have a place to go to church.” That’s why 20 … more

VBS 2022 Hilltop Baptist Church / Iglesia Bautista Torre Fuerte

What a great time at VBS! Hilltop Baptist Church and Iglesia Bautista Torre Fuerte partnered together to have VBS on July 7-10, 2022.  We did Lifeway's Spark Studio and for our … more

AB 506 Compliance Tools and Support

In our role of serving ministries in California, the California Southern Baptist Convention is working to develop authoritative resources for the ministries we serve. We’ve been following the … more

Iglesia Gracia

Iglesia Gracia on Saturday, June 18 had a garage sale to get closer to the community. It was a real success because we were able to talk to people about the love of Jesus and invite them to … more

3 ways earthly fathers should imitate our Heavenly Father

Parenting advice is not hard to come by these days. Advice from grandparents and friends, articles, vlogs, and books detailing parenting strategies and philosophies all vie for our attention. When I … more

Lifeway’s 2023 VBS theme leads kids through ‘Twists & Turns’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Next summer, kids will pass go and collect truth about Jesus in “Twists & Turns.” Lifeway Christian Resources’ 2023 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme … more

6 last-minute tips for VBS

NASHVILLE (BP) – Vacation Bible School season is upon us. And with the clock steadily ticking, it’s likely that all that early excitement you felt as you began to plan … more

Baptist volunteers minister amid ‘unimaginable’ suffering along Ukrainian border

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of war violence. Southern Baptist volunteers who spent time serving Ukrainian refugees on the Ukraine-Poland border can’t unsee … more

Responding to trauma: Resources to help ministers, parents, others process painful situations

Recent news headlines remind us of a troubling statistic: 1 in 5 American adults has been a victim or witness to events that traumatized them in just the past 10 years. The release of the … more

Soul Renewal Women's Retreat

Judy Carlisle, Ministry Support Specialist for the San Diego Southern Baptist Association, is hosting this Soul Renewal retreat for women.  Over 100 women are attending, including women … more

Compass Church Block Party

The week before Easter we mailed out about 16,000 mailers to the neighborhoods surrounding our church. On the mailer we invited people to attend our Easter Service as well as our Compass Block Party … more

Helping students remain spiritually connected after graduation

High school seniors need help navigating the multitude of changes headed their way. They will soon enter the work force, take a gap year, or continue their education through a trade school, community … more

It's TIME for Vacation Bible School (VBS)!!

Each year, across America and around the world, churches put together events to reach the children of their communities.  One of these events is called Vacation Bible School (VBS), and … more

Easter Refugee Community Outreach

Our Easter Refugee Community Outreach event on April 16, 2022 was successfully done by the grace of God, your prayers and support. More than 300 people came to the event and we had a meaningful … more

Easter on the Hill

On Saturday April 16th, the day before Easter, The Hill Church in La Mesa, hosted a block party that included anything from photos and face painting booths to yummy treats like cotton candy and snow … more

Equipping women, in a Christian context, for life and employment

There are nearly 200 registered and certified Christian Women’s Job Corps sites across the nation. Through this ministry, thousands of women are gaining hope for their future. For 23 years, … more
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