As its final action, a Baptist seminary that was born in innovation is helping undergird the beginning of two new ventures in theological education. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond offered its last courses and degrees in spring 2019.
For the past two years, members at Holmeswood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri, talked about issues of human sexuality and gender identity. Now the congregation has decided to welcome individuals who are LGBTQ+ into the full life of the church.
As millions of Americans went to the polls to vote today amid anxiety about the results, concerns about voter intimidation, and even worries about post-election violence, some clergy showed up as election chaplains to bring a calming presence and safeguard voter rights.
For 20 years, the people living in Bridger, South Dakota, have had partnership and support from Second Baptist Church of Liberty, Missouri. While COVID-19 has changed the way they typically connect, the partnership has remained strong.
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Disaster response and state/regional leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship gathered in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Laura and plan for long-term recovery efforts in collaboration with the National Baptist Convention of America and its president, Samuel Tolbert.
While coronavirus outbreaks have occurred at multiple Christian camps, PASSPORT moved to a virtual format for this summer, breaking a 27-year run of in-person camps that have been held in 56 cities in 17 states and in six countries.
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Incoming Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Moderator Carol McEntyre, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri, urged those watching CBF’s virtual general assembly to work for racial justice.