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Iglesia de Texas crea una alternativa de Halloween compatible con COVID

ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) - Para Lamar Baptist Church, el festival del otoño de octubre es un evento distintivo de alcance comunitario y ministerio de niños. Pero este año, las restricciones debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 hacen imposible el evento anual.

Texas church creates COVID-friendly Halloween alternative

ARLINGTON, Texas (BP) – For Lamar Baptist Church, the October fall festival is a hallmark event for community outreach and children's ministry. But this year, restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic make the usual event impossible.

Replant Cohort provides vital training and community for pastors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Pastors of churches in need of revitalization often experience burnout and need support, said Mark Clifton, senior director of church replanting with the North American Mission Board (NAMB).

Greg Laurie tests positive for COVID-19

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP) – Harvest Christian Fellowship pastor Greg Laurie announced through social media he tested positive for COVID-19. Laurie said in a video posted Monday (Oct. 5) that the test results came Friday (Oct. 2).

American Sign Language Bible translation completed after 38 years

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (BP) – After 38 years, the work of 53 translators is complete – a translation of the whole Bible into American Sign Language (ASL).

Texas pastor, wife killed in New Mexico car crash

TATUM, N.M. (BP) – Kenny Comstock, executive pastor of Crossroads Fellowship church in Odessa, Texas, and his wife Melissa died in a two-vehicle collision Thursday (Sept. 24) in New Mexico. The Comstocks' three children were also in the car, but only the 4-year-old suffered significant injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, the Odessa American reported.

New Christian music speaks to rising mental health struggles

NASHVILLE (BP) – The isolation, stress and dramatic change in the pace of life brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic has taken a toll on mental health. Anxiety, depression and drug use are on the rise.

Daughter’s cancer diagnosis leads to unexpected mission field

XENIA, Ohio (BP) – Abigail Walker calls ministering to the families on the pediatric cancer floor a "strange privilege."

‘See You at the Pole’ moves online due to pandemic

SAN DIEGO (BP) – "See You at the Pole" is a bit of a misnomer this year. Organizers of the nationwide, student-led prayer initiative made significant adjustments to this year's event in light of COVID-19 restrictions.

Churches face damage, intense needs after Hurricane Sally

PENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) – Water damage from Hurricane Sally will keep the building of First Baptist Church Pensacola closed for a while, Pastor Dave Snyder said.