No issue was quite as emotionally charged at last week's Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting as the Hannibal-LaGrange College name change. To say that emotions ran high among alumni and students over the past few months would be an understatement.
ARLINGTON, Va. (ABP) -- A political consultant who received national attention for religious outreach for Democrats in 2006 said this year's election results show the party cannot afford to ignore faith and values voters.
Advances in technology and the shrinking of the world now make it easier to reach out and minister to the world.
Maybe too easy, some think. Critics have coined the new term, "slacktivism," a combination of "slacker" and "activism."
SPRINGFIELD - Confusion over membership requirements led messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting to table eliminating Cooperative Program language from credentials committee rules.
Seeking to develop strategies to prevent formerly active members from leaving through the so-called “back door,” LifeWay Research has conducted surveys to better understand why people leave.
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.