By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor One of the measures on the Aug. 3 ballot in Missouri appears to be running neck-and-neck between supporters and opponents -- the proposal to bring a casino to the southeast Missouri town of Rockaway Beach. A massive television ad blitz
By Vicki Brown Word&Way News Writer Failure to secure a permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has forced Windermere Baptist Conference Center to halt construction on changes to its wastewater treatment plant. The DNR issued a notice of violation to Windermere after DNR
By Vicki Brown Word&Way News Writer The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, denied a request to dismiss an appeal against five Missouri Baptist Convention-related entities. Clyde Farris, an attorney representing Missouri Baptist University, filed
By Claudia Davis Word&Way Correspondent Growing up in Mexico, Carlos Lozano never imagined he would one day be pastor of an Hispanic church in Milan, Missouri. The son of a pastor, Lozano felt called to ministry when he was 16 years old. He felt
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Most church budget committees are gearing up -- or soon will be -- for the process of funding the missions and ministry plans of their congregations. Amidst the rising cost of property upkeep, literature, utilities and other fixed costs, do
Bill Webb Word&Way Editor A Bush-Cheney campaign initiative that targets churches - particularly conservative churches - is attracting criticism from across the spectrum of Baptist life. And rightly so. The campaign has provided coalition coordinators with a sheet asking them to: -- "Send your church
Missouri Baptist Convention associate executive director Larry Thomas has accepted an extended sabbatical leave from his duties effective July 15. The leave will last until Thomas' official retirement at the end of the year. "I have no regrets," Thomas said in a brief telephone interview.
A walk through many of the buildings at Windermere Baptist Conference Center reminds center visitors of Barbara Shock's eye for design and the love for the ministry she and husband Frank, Windermere president and CEO, shared. Mrs. Shock, 46, passed away on June 30