Choosing to remain in its downtown setting may be one of the most significant decisions a church makes. But that's not the end of the story, according to pastors of several central city congregations, who suggested several next steps.
After more than five decades of ministry, George Harrison, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church-NBC in Waco and a veteran church musician, understands what African-American Christians have gained and lost in the last half-century.
What do you do when God opens an opportunity that will mean instant trouble but that also realizes a lifelong calling? And what if the Lord revealed that opportunity in a way that made it clear he had engineered it?
Melody Pryor's answer was a
Producing study materials for a church is a huge undertaking that diverts staff time, energy and attention away from other assignments. Making that decision, then, should be made carefully. When does it make sense for a church to produce its own material?
A video blog gave the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Liberty, Mo., an additional venue to reach his church members and the wider community.
While about half of Protestant churches have Facebook pages, many essentially use it as a bulletin board, missing out on the potential to nurture relationships with congregants and its community.
SEATTLE (ABP) – A Seattle Baptist church known for a long history of social activism voted March 4 to affirm Washington State’s new law legalizing gay marriage.
CORDOVA, Tenn. (ABP) – A Catholic presidential candidate received a prayer of blessing from a Southern Baptist mega-church during a campaign visit to Memphis.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) – A Florida Baptist church that recently opened its pulpit to a registered sex offender has been asked to withdraw from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.
Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo has become a missions launching pad. The church licensed 20 students to the ministry in the last six years. At least a half-dozen more young men who attended the church through high school have been licensed by other churches,