By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer Four Missouri marathoners all say the endurance sport provides an avenue for deepening their faith, giving them time to focus on God and helping them enhance other areas of life. One of them, Hugh Emerson, member of First Baptist
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Jesus told a story about a man who was mugged as he traveled along along a dangerous stretch of road in Palestine. In fact, his attackers left him for dead. As Jesus told the story, the crime victim lay in
By Vicki Brown (ABP) – Various Baptist disaster-relief groups began mobilizing chainsaw teams and feeding units May 12 to assist victims of deadly tornadoes that tore across the Midwest and Southeast Mother’s Day weekend. The storms claimed the lives of
JEFFERSON CITY — Mounting legal fees and what Missouri Baptist Convention leaders are calling flat Cooperative Program giving has prompted the MBC Executive Board to set a 2009 budget goal of $16.3 million, a decline of $200,000 from the 2008 goal, according to The Pathway.
By Brad Dixon The U.S. Treasury Department began sending economic stimulus payments to most American households this month. To receive a payment, taxpayers must have a valid Social Security number, receive annual income of $3,000 and file a 2007 federal tax return.
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent As fuel costs continue to rise, congregations look for ways to hold the line on energy costs so more money can be invested in their people and communities. Churches of any size and locale can reduce
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer “The Bible can be a real problem,” First Baptist Church, Columbia, pastor John Baker told attendees of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri General Assembly during worship. The Bible teaches us to “love our enemies” and suggests “you’ve turned
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer “Called. We are all called,” said Vivian McCaughan, Woman’s Missionary Union/ Women’s Missions and Ministry specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention, as she kicked off the 2008 M-Counter at First Baptist Church, Raytown. The two-day event
HOLTS SUMMIT — It was Bobby and Jane Shows Night at Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit on April 18. The surprise event produced its share of tears and laughs as friends and colleagues took note of Shows’ “transition” from leadership of the
JEFFERSON CITY — Seven members of rival conservative groups in the Missouri Baptist Convention will go to mediation in an effort to bring about peace within their respective ranks. The MBC Executive Board voted on April 15 to create a “peace committee” that will submit