Retirement means shifting gears, remaining true to oneself and preparing to continue to improve oneself. Each retiree must find his or her own way.
Many believers realize making self-improvement commitments to God isn’t so much an annual ritual as a daily -- even moment-by-moment -- discipline that enables them to be sensitive to failures and mindful of successes in their Christian walk.
The weather is pleasant at midday on Feb. 29 in Jefferson City. I’m looking above my computer monitor out my office window. The sun is shining and the temperatures have crept up past 60 degrees. But I can hear the wind whipping past our
Whether seeing improvements in our lives or desiring a fresh start, striving to live a life that reflects our relationship to Christ helps protect us from selfishness, brings balance to our lives and projects a healthy faith.
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.
Resolutions can help you develop spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. And they still impact your life, even if you fail to keep them. Five Baptists in Missouri tackled an aspect of resolutions and goals - spiritual, change, guilt, realistic expectations and lifelong goals.
Although Ernesto Chicas didn't live to see it, his vision for a church in Tecoluca, El Salvador, took a step forward on Aug. 7 when about 20-25 people gathered for Bible study.
This is a six-part series on the prevention of church conflict. The author is Wade Paris, former pastor and retired director of missions. He also is a former Word&Way trustee.