“It can be fun to do good for others,” says Jeff Scott, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. That’s why the congregation is asking area voters, “Which presidential candidate is the most full of beans?” and using donations of canned beans to benefit
The author of more than 40 books served on the faculty of Southwestern Seminary and Beeson Divinity School.
Churches without policies governing online activity risk embarrassment, or worse.
People perish without vision, and so do congregations. But churches may suffer when doctrine-deprived members only hear about vision within the context of fund-raising appeals, said Jeff Anderson, founder of Acceptable Gift and author of Plastic Donuts: A Fresh Perspective on Gifts.
Good stewardship demands churches prepare for financial challenges, said Sharon Blood and Robert Orr in a resource produced by the San Antonio-based Baptist Credit Union.
Increasingly, churches provide money-management seminars that offer participants advice on how to get out of debt and stay that way.
There's no indication consumer debt has dropped significantly since then — or that Christians are immune. Stewardship sermons aside, many American Christians find themselves drowning in debt.
Six days ago, Word&Way’s retired bookkeeper, Margene Neuhart — who has assisted us on a part-time basis since Jan. 1 — became a grandmother. Calvin Edward Jones was her and Eddy’s first grandchild. Their daughter Jesica gave birth to this little miracle of creation
JEFFERSON CITY — Leonid Mikhovich believes now is the time to be optimistic, to plant new churches and to tell others about Jesus.
An NAACP leader terms efforts to divide the African-American vote “a racist ploy” by white evangelical political activists seeking to limit President Obama to a single term.