Dakota Baptists -- not the North American Mission Board -- made the ultimate decision to adopt changes in leadership structure and ministry approach. The interim executive director quells rumors that NAMB changes led to staff defections.
In response to needs of inmates in the 1940s some Virginia churches began filling stockings with toiletries and hygienic items and the Chaplain Service Prison Ministry of Virginia secured permission from wardens to give them to inmates at Christmas. For some it was the
"Singles" are not monolithic but fall across every age range and life spectrum. They are never married—like Belcher—divorced, separated and widowed. And they come in all ages, from very young adults just out of high school to senior adults who have lost a spouse after
Ministerial training isn't what it used to be. And much of it can't afford to be the way it was. Not if the intent is to train men and women to be effective ministers in a world that is as diverse and complicated
Students who serve in nontraditional ministry settings—whether a postmodern congregation, a cowboy church or something in-between—benefit from the foundation provided in a traditional seminary curriculum, some educators and ministry practitioners insist.