The Christmas season often is particularly poignant as larger congregations present cantata productions with multi-member choirs. Three smaller congregations in the Jefferson City, Mo., area joined their choirs to present that "big" sound for outreach in their communities this year.
In 2007, I traveled to Ghana, West Africa, as part of a music ministry team. We were to spend three months traveling the country ministering to local churches, schools and anyone
According to a recent study by LifeWay Research, 70 percent of Americans enjoy hearing Christmas songs in December, but one in five Americans (21 percent) said it is is “overdone,” while seven percent find it “annoying.”
As we took time to consider this passage and the rest of the Ruth's story, we were amazed at all she had sacrificed. Both Ruth and Naomi had already
When you first became a Christian, who told you your faith had the potential of stirring up trouble for you? Likely no one.
The Scripture says Jesus HAD to go through Samaria — he had a divine appointment there. The trip resulted in blessings for the people of Sychar.
According to legend, St. Nicholas travels throughout Europe each year on Dec. 6, bringing good children candy and other treats. But first the naughty children must be punished. This is the job of Krampus — the hell-bound companion of St. Nicholas. It's
Growing up Baptist, Jennifer Harris Dault says her calling into the ministry was clouded by comments and assumptions along the way that the pulpit was no place for women.
For the past three years, I have had the honor to go on a journey with children as pastor at an annual summer camp for children the Missouri Baptist Children’s
Church leaders try a variety of methods to stay in contact with holy-day-only visitors—social media, direct mail, deacon family ministry programs—with varying degrees of success.