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Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.
Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.

Lay callings confirmed through Stephen Ministry

Leaders say the Christian ministry provides a full experience of the "priesthood of believers" for participants and profound, loving care for those in need. 

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In executive order, Obama bans bias against gays by federal contractors

The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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American Baptist leader asks churches to address growing global conflict

Too many innocents killed as perpetrators refuse ways of peace, says Roy Medley.

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Kentucky Baptist Convention escrows funds for Campbellsville

The KBC will continue to fund student scholarships, despite dispute over the university’s governance.

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Campbellsville coaches share expertise, gospel on mission trip

Coaches from the Kentucky-based Baptist school are in Costa Rica holding coaching clinics, working in orphanages and knocking on doors to share the gospel.

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Anti-malaria campaign making an impact, say Baptist groups

Assessment suggests mosquito net distribution is reducing killer disease in Ghana.

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Jeff Stinson, shown during a 2003 deployment to Iraq with the U.S. Air Force, says churches provide essential sense of family to military personnel. (Photo provided by Jeff Stinson).
Jeff Stinson, shown during a 2003 deployment to Iraq with the U.S. Air Force, says churches provide essential sense of family to military personnel. (Photo provided by Jeff Stinson).

Air Force personnel cuts highlight importance of church in military life

Stress of deployments and even downsizing can be lessened for military members actively involved in their congregations. 

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Search for lobbyist’s wife in second week

A Thursday press conference asked the public for help in the search for the wife of a conservative lobbyist missing from the family’s farm for more than a week.

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CBF appeals for funds as it responds to immigrants crossing U.S. border

The group has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with others in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Former church secretary indicted for theft

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

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Baptist finds ‘heart’s desire’ in preaching gospel to detained immigrant children

Preacher Dan Trevino regularly hears nightmare stories from young people detained along the border — many of whom have found Christ in services held at a U.S. Air Force base where they’re being held.

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How you can help: Baptists in Texas seek funds, volunteers to aid immigrants

Texas Baptists are seeking funds, Spanish-language Bibles, shoes and volunteers willing to help provide medical and other services for immigrant children detained on the nation’s southern border.  

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NC pastors rally for same-sex marriage ban

Group of pastors is calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Transgender Hobby Lobby employee claims discrimination

Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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