Churches need to prioritize support for ministers and church staff, even in tight economic times.
As many congregations grapple with declining contributions, some faith communities are following the lead of cash-strapped corporations by laying off employees. But the stakes are higher,
Arcadia Valley -- Baptists in Belarus moved another step closer to launching residential care with a site visit to The Baptist Home's corporate office and Arcadia Valley campus. Braving cold conditions and ice-sheathed highways, four Baptist representatives spent a couple of December
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor If your church has not begun its annual budget planning process, it soon will. While budget planning often seems not to be a particularly spiritual endeavor, that is exactly what it is in the life of a local congregation. One
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor When I have an opportunity to speak to a group about Word&Way, I usually say something like this: "I have the greatest job in the world because I get to meet the best people and tell the best stories." One
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor When I have an opportunity to speak to a group about Word&Way, I usually say something like this: "I have the greatest job in the world because I get to meet the best people and tell the best stories."
Hannibal â Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board approved a $17.05 million 2006 Cooperative Program budget on July 12 to present to messengers to the MBC annual meeting this fall.Meeting at Hannibal-LaGrange College, Executive Board members approved setting aside 1 percent, approximately $170,500, of Cooperative Program
Jefferson City -- Members of the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board authorized collection of a special offering, authorized a building loan and hired three new staffers when they met April 11-12 at the Baptist Building in Jefferson City.Board members authorized the MBC Historical Commission to