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Get noticed: 6 tips for naming your church Christmas event

The proper naming of your church Christmas event can determine its success. People attend Christmas events for many reasons (secular and spiritual), and the name will be the first thing to get their … more

Our brokenness is God’s opportunity

Many years ago, my son’s team played a baseball tournament against a team from Chattanooga. These kids were maybe 11- or 12-years-old. Jonathan came to the plate and hit a scorching line drive … more

Southern Baptist DR sites up and running in FL communities

Before sunrise on Sunday morning (Oct. 2), Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers in Florida were busy opening cans of food and getting the ovens heated up as they prepared for a day of … more

Multi-ethnic church gathers 500 backpacks for the Philippines

SAN DIEGO (BP) – Last year Old Town Community Church sent 72 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the Philippines. This year, they’re sending 500. “The backpacks are an … more

Don’t fall prey to the school checklist

September is one of my favorite times of the year. The remnants of summer still linger, but the glow of fall begins to surround us. Storefronts filled with golds, browns and oranges that entice us … more

VBS at the Meadowbrook Apartments

Project Access, a non-profit organization that services the communities of Skyline Hills and Paradise Hills, partnered with the Bright Hope Community Church in 2019 to provide healthy lunches to the … more

Tutoring Children and Youth Training

On August 5th and 6th, a group of dedicated volunteers from Encanto Southern Baptist Church and Bright Hope Community Church gathered for a very special training.  Their interest in … more

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

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
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