The Southern Baptist Convention stopped short of urging churches to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in a June 11 resolution condemning the organization’s recent decision to drop its ban on Scouts who are openly gay. The resolution expresses “continued opposition to and
ATLANTA (ABP) -- Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal has announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2012.
Deciding whether to plant a new church that would one day function as an autonomous body or start an extension of the congregation in that targeted area isn't easy, according to church planting experts.
Jesus Christ is the head of the church. But when it comes to ways Christians discern Christ’s will for their particular congregation, handle its day-to-day administrative chores and make decisions about budget and buildings, Baptist churches demonstrate remarkable diversity.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s highest state court has turned down a request to examine a district court ruling favoring Windermere Baptist Conference Center.
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent Both the Missouri Baptist Convention and Windermere Baptist Conference Center faced a few tough questions at a hearing in the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District Nov. 25. Two members
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent Camdenton — Camden County planning and zoning commissioners delayed action on a zoning change that would have allowed development of land formerly owned by Windermere Baptist Conference Center. Springfield businessman William Jester will have to wait another month to
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Baptist Convention has filed notice that it will appeal a judge’s ruling in its case against a formerly affiliated institution and will ask that legal action pending against four others be delayed. Convention attorneys filed
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor JEFFERSON CITY — Voters in Missouri’s capital will make a decision April 8 either to overturn a ban on riverboat gambling or to keep casinos out of the community. Opponents of casino gambling in the city organized shortly
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate EditorJefferson City — Windermere Baptist Conference Center still could face a possible contempt of court citation stemming from a June 1 court order prohibiting sale of timber on current or formerly owned property.On July 6, Cole County Cir-cuit Court Judge