At a garbage dump on the northern outskirts of Port-au-Prince, gaunt and weary-looking Haitians formed two lines to wait in the searing sun June 20 for Buckets of Hope to be unloaded from a truck near Eglise Baptiste Canaan.
Block parties, festivals, and other evangelistic events are essential ingredients for effective churches, according a study by the Scarborough Center for Baptist Church Planting at Southwestern Seminary in conjunction with the North American Mission Board.
In a landmark decision that could force the federal government to recognize "gay marriage," a U.S. district judge July 8 overturned part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that the government cannot constitutionally distinguish between traditional marriage and same-sex "marriage."
Mosab Hassan Yousef, the eldest son of a prominent Hamas leader on the West Bank and author of a globally circulated book recounting his conversion to Christianity, has been granted asylum in the United States by an immigration judge.
Pastors across Georgia are looking for creative ways to share the gospel and impact their "Jerusalem" (community) for Christ. Pastor Chris Hulsey and Center Grove Baptist Church have found a unique way to get the people in their vicinity to stop by their church so they can share the Gospel.
The statistics are staggering: about 57 percent of all people in North America reside in multi-housing - apartments, expensive high-rises, mobile home parks, and condominiums. An estimated 95 percent of them are lost without Christ.
Directors of missions from associations in four states that border the Gulf Coast met June 29 in Gulfport, Miss., to discuss how they could help each other in the aftermath of a hurricane or other disaster.
Some 400 representatives of churches that gave most sacrificially to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions in 2009 heard directly in mid-June from missionaries about how those monies are being used.
Just like a boomerang that returns when it's thrown, LifeWay's "Boomerang Express" Vacation Bible School curriculum returned, bringing new Christians and church prospects with it since the summer of 2009.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are 3.36 percent below the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
Four in 10 Americans believe Jesus Christ will return to earth by 2050, while a slightly larger portion (46 percent) don't believe they'll see a Second Coming by mid-century, according to a new survey.
Our world has changed significantly since Larry Burkett first penned the words of his best-selling book, "Debt-Free Living," over 20 years ago. But, as the old saying goes, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."