Large congregations are more likely than small churches to emphasize evangelism and recruitment of new members but significantly less likely to contact members who stop attending, according to a recent study.
Many churches and denominations put a lot of effort into attracting new members only to lose many of them through a “back door”— a term used to describe people who regularly attended a church in the past but stopped.
The Sports Crusaders board unanimously elected Tricia Alberts as executive director during its meeting on Oct. 15 in Jefferson City. She previously had served as director of operations and camp coordinator.
On the same day that directors and other friends of Associated Baptist Press commemorated the news service's 20th anniversary, a Baptist editor resigned his post amid threats to defund the newspaper he has served for three years.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist pastor in South Carolina urged his congregation not to rush to judgment following the Oct. 26 arrest of its associate pastor/minister of music on charges of committing a lewd act upon a 13-year-old girl.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ABP) -- A state appellate court in California has dismissed a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs including a former Southern Baptist Convention officer claiming that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and therefore is not eligible to occupy the