Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald.

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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Churches respond to call for disaster relief in Augusta, Ga.

Close to 100 residents of the Georgia city are still affected by damage caused by a winter storm that swept through the Southeast in mid-February.

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For Lent, Baptist dons orange prison garb for poor and imprisoned

Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

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Longtime pastor will use skills honed in congregations for wider engagement

Central Texas minister Mark Newton said he will use all his pastoral skills to engage churches for a Baptist university.

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'Pilgrimage' to the South's civil rights sites to explore religion, culture

The South’s religious, culinary, literary, cultural and musical history will be examined through the lens of the civil rights movement.

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Baptist groups at forefront of ecumenical disaster relief

“In a world in which the church gets a lot of bad press, you count a lot on the other end of the scale for us,” said the head of ABC-USA at a gathering of the NABF Disaster Response Network.

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Baptist disaster officials tackle cooperation, volunteer background checks

Meeting near Philadelphia this week, the NABF Disaster Response Network discussed how to avoid ministry overlap and how to screen volunteers for criminal and sexual history.

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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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Baptist ministries see spike in young applicants

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

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Raleigh church finds 'very Baptist' way to be multicultural

Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., is home to a Farsi-speaking ministry and autonomous Chinese and African congregations that worship separately but come together regularly to celebrate a common faith.

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