“I don’t really go to church.” This sheepish, hushed confession broke the ice. The rest of us at the table for an invitation-only consultation on leadership and the church responded with grateful nods and murmurs of understanding.
The recession was a double-barrel blow to American congregations—directly hurting their budgets while also stretching them thin due to increased needs for counseling, emergency housing and other social services.
Jefferson City — The Missouri Baptist Convention has targeted 24 churches that may have ties to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri for potential exclusion from the MBC. The MBC credentials committee recently released the list through The Pathway, the convention's news journal. Those churches have