BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (ABP) – A predominantly white Baptist college in rural North Carolina might seem an unlikely place to find an urban African-American pastor from California known for an agenda of prophetic justice, but Gardner-Webb University just said goodbye to J. Alfred Smith, pastor
A person's attitude about aging is clearly reflected in life as he or she matures. Today's society revolves around a youth-oriented culture and tends to hold a very negative attitude about old people and aging. What is your attitude? How are you approaching aging? Our
The Associated Baptist Press Board of Directors recently paid homage to a pair of significant American freedoms with awards to individuals who represent those freedoms — R.G. Puckett and Melissa Rogers. Baptists would do well to clone the likes of these two honorees lest the
JEFFERSON CITY -- Word&Way garnered awards for work in 2010 from the Baptist Communicators Association and from Associated Church Press during spring media competitions.
Some churches use the congregation's brand or name recognition to launch a new worship site. But First Baptist Church, Sweet Springs, believed more people possibly
MACON, Ga. (ABP) -- Baptists Today, a monthly publication launched in 1982 as a flagship newspaper for moderates opposing conservatives for control of the Southern Baptist Convention, is retooling with features including a weekly Lectionary-based Bible study beginning with the June issue.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (ABP) -- When the soccer season sponsored and funded by First Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C., wound down, Chris and Jennifer Roman realized they were going to miss the new friends they found while mingling with church families at the soccer field.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (ABP) -- Charles Cannon built First Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C., when Cannon Mills provided both engine and fuel for the aging textile town 27 miles north of Charlotte. He wanted a good church for his workers, so he had First Baptist
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ABP) – With response to massive needs to April 29 tornadoes in the South still getting up to speed, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s loosely coordinated network of disaster-relief ministry turns attention this week to the worst flooding alongside the Mississippi River in
The recession was a double-barrel blow to American congregations—directly hurting their budgets while also stretching them thin due to increased needs for counseling, emergency housing and other social services.