Healthier ministers tend to lead healthier churches. Experts insist ministers and the churches they serve need to give attention to wellness and self-care.
Fraud prevention beats fraud detection—especially for churches, Verne Hargrave, a certified public accountant and fraud examiner, told a group at RockPointe Church in Flower Mound.
Almost all churches in the United States witnessed a change in the financial giving they received in 2010 compared to 2009, with smaller churches feeling the squeeze but larger churches faring relatively better, according to a new report.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – While churches are giving more than ever to global missions through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, many are doing it in new ways, prompting shortfalls in an annual offering needed to sustain fully funded missionaries already on the field,
Many churches intentionally bridge generation gaps because they value what each can learn from the other.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (ABP) -- Social networking tools using the Internet through computers and smart phones are powerful aids for communicating, but churches should have policies in place governing their use before problems arise, a computer programmer advised in a breakout session at the Cooperative Baptist
ARLINGTON, Texas (ABP) -- Two Baptist churches in Texas gathered with heavy hearts for worship Sunday, March 6, grieving the murder of a young pastor and the attack of a 67-year-old ministry assistant in an apparent robbery the week before.
Some Baptist congregations are discovering benefits of Lenten practices.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) –Membership in a group that welcomes and affirms gays does not automatically disqualify a church from participation in the Southern Baptist Convention, the SBC Executive Committee decided Feb. 22.
With the Internet closing in on television as Americans’ main source of national and international news, churches increasingly are viewing social-networking applications like Facebook as ministry tools.