Knowing many churches today operate with smaller staffs and greater demands on facilities and human resources than in the past, seminaries are responding with programs aimed at equipping future ministers with the business-oriented skills they’ll need to succeed.
Experts generally define “missional” as ministry that seeks first to discern God’s ongoing mission in the world and then become aligned with it. But critics fear the trendy label has lost its meaning, as churches use it to describe the same strategies and
Missional Church Learning Experience programs are helping churches discover what it means to be missional and minister in a changed culture.
For former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leader Daniel Vestal, understanding what it means to be “missional” begins with two phrases: “Christ is in me. Christ is in us.”
The Baptist Union of Great Britain will downsize its national staff from 46 to 32 employees and change the way it works with associations and Baptist colleges to improve how it serves local churches in the 21st century.
Churches and nonprofits report increases in shoppers who want to give meaningful gifts. The practice involves making contributions toward the purchase of goods and services for people in need domestically or internationally.
CALIFORNIA, Mo. -- As they always do on Sunday mornings, members of Flag Spring Baptist Church gathered at 10:30 a.m.
Christmas arrived on Thanksgiving for sure this year. Oh, it might have seemed like it in previous years. After all, about the same time the turkey goes into the oven in the wee hours of Thanksgiving each year, someone needs to run
For believers, true gratitude is an attitude and a discipline to be cultivated day by day, even moment by moment. It is integral to actually living a Christian life. Thanksgiving is a way of life -- and a way of living life
Andy Chambers, senior vice president for student development at Missouri Baptist University, saw an 18-year-old dream realized with when Broadman and Holman Academic released his first book Exemplary Life: A Theology of Church Life in Acts on Nov. 1.