Ministry

Baptists enriched by repeated missions to Sioux

Returning over many years to the same mission destination reaps huge benefits for those going and those welcoming, say Baptist groups in Virginia and Tennessee.

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Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Schools prime ministry locations for many churches, say leaders

Churches, ministers and educators say one of the best ways to serve communities is by helping local schools.

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Churches widen impact, relevance by working with outside groups

Partnering with existing ministries and community groups is helping churches fulfill their missions in their local communities. 

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Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Over a two decades Passport Inc. has become a leadership incubator, nurturing a new kind of Baptist minister. That’s no surprise to the organization’s founders.

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Disaster relief groups challenged by border crisis

Everything from government red tape to American attitudes against immigrants pose difficulties to Baptist relief groups seeking to help thousands of immigrant children on U.S.-Mexico border.

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: An alternative Christian model in a polarized era

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

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Slender Man stabbings expose ‘prisoners of the moment,’ Baptist educator says

Recent stabbings reportedly inspired by a dark fictional character have many blaming parents and social media. But the problem goes much deeper than that, says a divinity school professor.

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Wedding words

On the responsibility, and opportunity, of officiating a wedding in post-Christian America. 

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