Arrows flew and spirits soared as more than 1,000 people enjoyed Webster Baptist Association's 2009 Outdoor Sportsman event at Camp Arrowhead. The event drew families from all over southeast and south central parts of the state.
Messengers will install a new executive diretor and will celebrate missions when the 175th Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting convenes Oct. 26-28 at First Baptist Church, Raytown. Installation of David Tolliver as MBC executive director will highlight Monday evening's program.
In the face of tightened economic conditions, the Missouri Baptist Convention will seek convention messengers' permission to direct Cooperative Program gifts to fund ongoing legal action against five formerly affiliated institutions.
Some social analysts say churches can become instrumental in shaping a new culture built on an old virtue—thrift. But a Baptist ethicist insists churches need to examine themselves before they can begin to preach stewardship effectively to the larger culture.
Stewardship often is seen as an individual act—giving a tithe, with generosity gauged by contributions in addition to the basic 10 percent. But is the corporate body also a steward, and how or can that stewardship be measured?
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) -- Baptists in the Philippines are appealing to the global Baptist community for donations as they gear up for relief efforts in the wake of a Sept. 26 typhoon that has killed 300 people there and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
PITTSBURGH (ABP) -- Faith leaders including the missions coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship said the Sept. 24-25 G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh provided a unique opportunity to raise their concerns about