CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABP) – The editor of North Carolina Baptists' newspaper has agreed to resign his post to prevent a threatened motion to defund the publication from being made at the upcoming Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting.
Jesus Christ is the head of the church. But when it comes to ways Christians discern Christ’s will for their particular congregation, handle its day-to-day administrative chores and make decisions about budget and buildings, Baptist churches demonstrate remarkable diversity.
The concept of the priesthood of the believer gave rise to the congregational form of church governance—each member having a say in the decisions the church makes, from calling a pastor to determining the color of the nursery walls. But that can often be unwieldy
As some congregations reach out to minister beyond their church campus, many have chosen to begin second or third or more sites under the church umbrella. Adding more sites usually means adjusting the congregation’s governing structure.
The rescue of 33 miners from a collapsed copper and gold mine in the northern desert area of the South American nation of Chile Oct. 12-13 was as compelling as it was dramatic. The ordeal, which began
ATHENS, Ga. (ABP) -- A group formed 10 years ago to oppose fundamentalism in the Georgia Baptist Convention has decided to close up shop.
(ABP) -- Let’s face it: Facebook is quickly becoming a “community” of its own. For some, Facebook has replaced much (actual) face-to-face communication and has become a major means of relationship building. Whether we agree or not about the role social media
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Abortion and gay rights appear to be decoupling as important dividing lines among Americans when it comes to social issues, according to recent surveys on values, faith and public life.
Hannibal-LaGrange College has been awarded the Courts Redford Award for Excellence once again, awarded to the top colleges and universities in the nation for mobilizing students
When you suffer from a cold, feeling lousy is just part of the problem. If the computer is a vital tool for your work, a sick workstation or laptop is just as bad. How can you keep your PC in tip-top shape?