The Baptist General Convention of Texas executive board severed all ties with Dallas’ Royal Lane Baptist Church May 25 due to the congregation’s embrace of openly homosexual deacons.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington, D.C., has issued a new rule that may affect use of some wireless microphones by congregations.
Serve where you are assigned and you always will have an appointment. Now that promise could be threatened: The denomination’s (UMC) 2008-2012 Commission to Study the Ministry has made a preliminary recommendation of doing away with clergy job guarantees.
If you traveled around and spent time in Southern Baptist churches, you would receive a lot of feedback about what is wrong with the SBC. One of the most frequent comments that I receive as a rationale for not giving more through CP is that too much Cooperative Program (CP) money stays in the state conventions.
Southern Baptists reported a 2.2 percent increase in baptisms in 2009, stemming a four-year decline, but membership in the denomination fell and the sagging economy led to a drop in missions giving
The 143-year-old First Baptist Church of Dallas today capped a six-month capital campaign announcing that congregational response totaled $115,062,000 — enabling the church to recreate its downtown campus for 21st century ministry.
California Pastor Miles McPherson returned to the Caribbean this week with a large team of volunteers to “do something” for the region.
Growing up in the Midwest I thought that bowling was an Olympic sport. I loved to go bowling; after all, what else is there to do in sub-freezing temperatures four months out of the year. While I’ve never bowled a perfect game, I’ve come pretty close on a few occasions.
If pastors do a better job of communicating the message of mission-mindedness, they’ll be more successful at managing leaders and volunteers in their congregation.