According to a new LifeWay Research study, data gathered Oct. 7-14 shows that 2010 is on course to be the third straight year with an increased number of churches receiving lower offerings than the prior year.
Georgia Baptist Convention Executive Committee members approved a motion on Dec. 14 to create a study committee to encourage personal stewardship growth while examining the percentage allocation of funds to the Southern and Georgia Baptist conventions.
After facing three days of escalating civil unrest in Haiti along with the continuing outbreak of cholera, Florida and Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers suspended their work and returned to the United States Dec. 10.
A YouTube video showing a Christmas pageant camel falling sideways into church pews has put a Baptist congregation in the national spotlight - and given church leaders an unexpected media opportunity to discuss spiritual matters.
Aiming to grow opportunities to share the Gospel in the developing world, agricultural principles were taught in addition to the usual theology and church history classes this fall at Southeastern Seminary.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are 3.77 percent below the same time frame in 2009, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.
Once I wrote a column titled "The Resurrection of Jesus: Believing the Impossible Is Possible." I affirmed the assertion, as have billions through the centuries, from the Apostles Creed: On the third day, Jesus rose again and ascended into heaven.
Jerry Rankin, former president of the International Mission Board, announced his retirement 15 months ago in September 2009. Soon thereafter Jerry Pritchard, pastor of First Baptist Church of Forney, Texas, was chosen to lead a 15-member search committee.