Pastor, professor and author David Fitch challenged American Baptist pastors to be “with” the people they serve inside and outside the church. Fitch was the featured speaker at the 2014 Prairie Pastors Conference in Bellevue, Neb., April 28-30. Four ABC-USA regions from Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota,
“Changing the Valley and getting to the bottom of things…one diaper at a time” is the slogan for Diaper Depot, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Scottsbluff, Neb. Not only is the project helping change the community. It also has broadened the church’s vision.<br
Changes in America's religious landscape have had enormous impact on seminaries.To meet the challenge, Daniel Aleshire, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, proposes development of new "gold standards" for seminaries.
By David Briggs Religion News Service AKRON, Ohio — Andrew Hamilton still can taste the homemade apple, cherry and peach pies that capped off the covered-dish church meals of his youth in Lakeville, Mass. In those days, children played on
"This mission trip really changed my life," said Chris Woods. The six other members of First Baptist Church, Maryville, who recently returned from Colon, Panama, echoed his sentiments. Four volunteers from Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville - Charles and Norma Fattig, Ken