Baptist disaster recovery gears up for summer

American Baptist Churches USA and Texas Baptists have issued calls for volunteers for projects around the nation.

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President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)
President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)

Baptists see Fort Hood shootings through lens of Easter

Baptist pastors recall how the April 2 shootings that killed three soldiers felt tragically familiar, and how they and their ministries immediately responded to meet the spiritual needs of their congregations and the Army base.

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Louisiana College to seek new president

After months of controversy over the leadership of President Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College is taking a new direction.

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N.C. church, first to ordain a woman, calls its first female pastor

Fifty years after ordaining the first female Southern Baptist minister, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., has called a woman as pastor.

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Texas Baptist named to National Commission on Hunger

Jeremy Everett is director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a collaboration of Baylor University’s School of Social Work and the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

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Lunch at the Source of Light orphanage. (Photo by Allison Maxwell)
Lunch at the Source of Light orphanage. (Photo by Allison Maxwell)

In Haiti, response to earthquake becomes a mission game-changer

Virginia Baptists’ response to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake has led them into long-term mission work on the island, from agriculture to orphan care to church planting — a trend in disaster-relief work, say experts.

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Get outside the walls, Virginia leader tells churches

The church Jesus loves needs to be closer to the people Jesus loves, says Travis Collins.

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Mission service is key focus of Tennessee CBF meeting

More than 14 projects across Memphis carried out the theme, “Be, Love, Serve.”

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Baptist leader diagnosed with breast cancer

Lynn Green, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, credits early detection for a good prognosis.

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Jack Glasgow preaches at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina. (Church photo)
Jack Glasgow preaches at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina. (Church photo)

Healthy church, preacher produce rare gift: pastoral longevity

Jack Glasgow has been the pastor at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina for 32 years — and he was part-time there for five years before that. Experts say such longevity is very healthy — and rare — for today’s congregations.

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Top DC Baptist exec stepping down, taking new position in Ky.

Ricky Creech, executive director/minister since 2011, says he’s returning to his social work roots.

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Golden Gate seminary selling campus, moving

After four years of fighting obstacles to expansion plans, a Southern Baptist seminary is selling its 55-year-old campus located on prime real estate overlooking San Francisco Bay.

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Pastor Amy Butler (right) and Calvary Baptist Church will launch a pastoral residency program in May. (Myra Houser/photo)
Pastor Amy Butler (right) and Calvary Baptist Church will launch a pastoral residency program in May. (Myra Houser/photo)

Moderate Baptists to see second pastoral residency program

Calvary Baptist Church in Washington is preparing to launch a pastoral residency program, which some experts say is energizing congregations as they help prepare young ministers. 

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Va. Baptist global mission strategy marks milestone with director’s retirement

For 12 years Jerry Jones has overseen an expansion of the program in the U.S. and around the world.

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On 20th anniversary, CBFNC adopts vision statement to navigate future

Overarching commitments will provide a new way of seeing God at work in the world, say leaders.

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Missouri Baptists lose Windermere appeal

The Missouri Court of Appeals has denied the Missouri Baptist Convention’s bid for a jury trial to determine the legal ownership of Windermere Baptist Conference Center.

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World Vision’s policy reversal turns tables in same-sex marriage debate

Critics of World Vision’s decision to drop its ban on hiring gays who are legally married hailed the policy reversal as a return to common sense, while those who previously celebrated it as a victory for LGBT Christians were licking their wounds.

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Report says Louisiana College president asked to resign

Joe Aguillard reportedly has no plans to step down, despite waning support from his board of trustees.

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The altar and the Eucharist are the central focus of worship at All Souls Charlottesville. (All Souls Facebook photo)
The altar and the Eucharist are the central focus of worship at All Souls Charlottesville. (All Souls Facebook photo)

Virginia church may look Anglican, but it's fully Baptist

All Souls Charlottesville, a growing Virginia Baptist church plant, looks Anglican in worshp but is true to its Baptist roots, pastor says as congregation celebrates five years.

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In Burkina Faso, West Africa, Living Water International works with the Dagara, a previously unreached people group. (Living Water International photo)
In Burkina Faso, West Africa, Living Water International works with the Dagara, a previously unreached people group. (Living Water International photo)

Baptist youth inspire giving to Africa, India water projects

Dream inspires student at Sugar Land Baptist Church in Texas to urge the congregation to support clean-water ministry efforts around the globe.

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