Ryan Burge writes that there’s been a cultural shift that has gone basically unnoticed in small-town America: mainline Protestant churches have become an increasingly endangered species. This poses a problem for people who would still like to be a Christian but can’t be an evangelical.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) -- More than 1,000 leaders from the Midwest gathered to learn from local and national leaders in large-group sessions and 98 breakout sessions. The event, held every other year, is facilitated by Midwest state conventions and national SBC entities.
OMAHA, Neb. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) leaders have established several sites in the Midwest to respond to historic flooding that has created at least $3 billion in damages in recent weeks.
Word & Way is officially a Baptist newspaper covering Baptist life not only in Missouri but the adjacent Midwest. It tells Baptist stories originating in places like Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois in the spirit of finding common ground among cooperating Baptists.
Several Midwesterners have helped shape changes in the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Attendees at the 2014 CBF General Assembly saw and felt a good bit of enthusiasm as the organization moves forward with more of its structure in place for ongoing work.
The result of a meeting of representatives from Kansas City-area Baptist groups will be a Baptist Border Crossing April 2-4 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty. According to a press release, the event is to further efforts begun by the New Baptist Covenant
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer As flood waters begin to recede across the Midwest, home and business owners are left with the task of mudding-out and rebuilding. Baptists across the country are partnering to make sure those tackling such efforts aren’t alone. “The devastation