Newly baptized Indiana police officer teaches community to respond to active shooters
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (BP) – Ben Hallmark wanted to prepare people for what would be one of the worst days of their lives – a day they find themselves in an active shooter situation.
WEEK OF PRAYER: ‘Whatever you want’: Planter follows God’s call from Mexico City to Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. — Angel Viveros had the life he always wanted. He had a good job as a restaurant manager that he enjoyed. In his spare time, he was a professional wrestler. His family made a comfortable living, and he served in ministry at his local Mexico City church.
WEEK OF PRAYER: NAMB church planter engaging one of Canada’s least-reached communities
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — Spend a little time looking at aerial images of Newfoundland and its nickname — “The Rock” — won’t surprise you.
WEEK OF PRAYER: Romanian planter starts multicultural church in diverse area of New York City
NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- In some ways, New York City’s Maranatha Baptist Church wasn’t much different from thousands of other churches throughout North America struggling to engage its community.
WEEK OF PRAYER: Passing the baton in Alaska to give churches new life
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (BP) — Winter in Anchorage, Alaska, is cold. The average January temperature doesn’t break double digits. At times, it drops to negative 30 degrees.
Super Bowl win couldn’t mend SBC chaplain Darius Holland, but Jesus did
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (BP) – You would think Jan. 26, 1997, would be the best day of Darius Holland’s life. As a member of the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, he had joined a select fraternity. Holland had just become a world champion.
Georgia family of six sells home, crosses continent to encourage church planters
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Kevin and Casey Kilgore had what most would consider normal lives. Kevin had served as an associate pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Tifton, Ga., for 14 years. They had four daughters, all in public schools, a mortgage – and a cat.
State Baptist conventions take historic actions to prevent sexual abuse, care for survivors
NASHVILLE (BP) – As Southern Baptists continue to reckon with sexual abuse and take measures to prevent it and to care for survivors, many state Baptist conventions took historic actions at their annual meetings this fall.
‘Mission of God’ fuels theological education to the ends of the earth
ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — You likely wouldn’t call Kristen Ferguson a “techie.”
2019 Texas law seen as a model to protect churches against sexual abuse predators
Southern Baptist leaders hope a 2019 Texas law passed with bipartisan support may become a model for other states in helping churches pass information among themselves about potential perpetrators of clergy sexual abuse.