The historically black St. Paul Missionary Baptist in Louisville, Ky., and the predominately white Shively Heights Baptist merged to create a blended congregation in August 2009. It's worked amazingly well, but it's hard work, participants say..
COLUMBIA -- All Nations Fellowship in Columbia crosses cultural lines because its members just love Jesus, Pastor Kenny Sherin believes. The church started for second-generation Koreans now attracts worshippers from several countries.
Before Christians can bridge racial barriers to work together, they first must get to know each other in worship and fellowship, panelists and speakers told an interracial gathering at the predominantly African-American Zion Hill First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches.
Whether church members cross generational lines depends upon the “common” factors on which their specific Christian community is based. Many faith groups that begin as an age-targeted community often attract older and/or younger members because of their underlying value, mission or message.
Relief workers acknowledge the close working relationship between government and religious agencies may blur the lines of church-state separation, especially when the desperation of victims pushes such concerns to the back burner.
RICHMOND, Va. (ABP) -- Responding to disasters with immediate and long-term assistance has become a well-established practice of American religious groups -- including Baptists, who frequently are almost as visible following devastating earthquakes and hurricanes as the Federal Emergency Management Agency
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LIBERTY — David Goatley urged attendees at the Baptist Border Crossing April 2-4 to imitate the creative impulses of children who color outside the lines and do the same in their own service