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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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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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Mission trip reflects growing shift as participants experience ‘transformation’

Increasingly, mission trips are evaluated not only by the impact on the target area, but on those who minister. It’s a shift in attitudes toward domestic and international outreach.

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Network provides ‘Oasis’ from youth minister burnout

Seemingly unending problems in youths’ lives, working nights and weekends and high expectations from parents and pastors with relatively low pay result in high levels of stress for youth ministers.

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