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Southern Baptist leaders react to Chauvin verdict

MINNEAPOLIS (BP) – Leaders and pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention joined others today (April 20) in commenting on the verdict of former police officer Derek Chauvin as guilty on all … more

Tennessee 6-year-old inspires church with Annie Offering gift

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Larry Robertson of Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., saw the young Maci Parker out of the corner of his eye, respectfully waiting to address her … more

“ALL OUR DEBT IS GONE!”

Best selling author, worship leader, and “hope dealer” as he calls himself, Carlos Whittaker posted on his Instagram page the whirlwind of events he called an … more

Why arguing online rarely works

CARY, N.C. (BP) – Have you ever been tempted to jump into an online comment section and take someone to task? The impulse to argue online is a common experience among internet users, and the … more

It’s Never Too Late for a Miracle

Every pastor needs hope. You can’t live without it. You can’t lead without it, either. And you definitely can’t just preach about hope. You need to embrace it personally. Over … 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

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

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

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

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

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is set to act on a $900 billion pandemic relief package, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and … more

Supreme Court Slaps Down US Governor Restrictions on Churches

Two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court handed churches and synagogues in New York a stunning victory over their governor’s discriminatory COVID-19 restrictions on indoor services. The 5-4 majority … more

Mississippi 3rd Grader Religiously Persecuted by School Over ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Mask

On October 13, 2020, a third grader at Simpson Central Elementary School, located in Pinola, Mississippi, was forced to remove her mask that said “Jesus Loves Me” in large pink … more

Some churches return to online-only worship as COVID-19 surges in U.S.

MESQUITE, Texas (BP) – A surge in new COVID-19 cases has at least a few churches returning to online-only worship as many churches continue meeting onsite. “This Sunday we will be … more

A Halloween Quest to Share the Light of Jesus

In a year where COVID-19 has generated a laundry list of thou-shall-nots, Quest Church in El Cajon hit the pause button long enough to host a four-hour Halloween event designed to create sweet … more

6 Unique Concerns Churches Are Dealing With Right Now

They want to make the right decision, but it seems that any decision gets them in trouble. Pastors in churches around the world are, like all of us, navigating a new reality. It’s not a new … more

Why Good Sleep Is Essential for Leadership

We leaders need our brains to function at their peak and sleep can help them do that. Sleep. Ahhhhh. Wonderful, restful, sleep. Something we all crave and often don’t get enough of. For … more
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