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2023 Week of Prayer and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering resources available now

The International Mission Board and Woman's Missionary Union invite all Southern Baptists to participate in the 2023 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Week of Prayer for International Missions.

Revive Church wants to revive its community

ARVADA, Colo. (BP) – Foothills Community Church changing its name to Revive Church signaled a plan within a plan.

New Jersey church’s VBS shows those with disabilities they are ‘Created by God’

PENNSVILLE, N.J. (BP) – Benjamin Hankin, church planter and lead pastor of LifeHouse Salem County Church in Pennsville, New Jersey, never dreamed his congregation would have a budding disability ministry. It just happened. Rather, God ordained it. They even baptized a young woman affected by disability last month.

Gender transition bans upheld for minors in Tennessee, Kentucky

CINCINNATI (BP) – Tennessee and Kentucky can prohibit certain gender-transition treatments for minors, a federal court said Sept. 28 in rejecting appeals from parents and others.

‘Calculated risk’ of ministry once again discussed after latest church threat

WAYCROSS, Ga. (BP) — Ben Smith expects a meeting soon with his church’s security team after news broke this week that an armed man made online threats before being stopped short of entering a Virginia church’s worship service.

Lifeway Worship website to continue for another year

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- After meeting with church music leaders for multiple listening sessions, Lifeway Christian Resources announced the decision to continue operating lifewayworship.com for another year.

‘One Mind, One Voice’ to be the theme for Indianapolis gathering

NASHVILLE (BP) – “One Mind, One Voice” will be the theme of the 2024 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, SBC President Bart Barber announced today (Sept. 28). Romans 15:5-6 will serve as the background passage.

IMB trustees celebrate good news, strong financial outlook

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 72 full-time, fully funded missionaries during their Sept. 27-28 meeting near Richmond. The missionaries participated in a Sending Celebration Wednesday evening, hosted by Swift Creek Baptist Church in Midlothian, Va.

GuideStone’s David Spika announces retirement plans

DALLAS (BP) – GuideStone Financial Resources Chief Investment Officer David Spika has announced his intention to retire at the end of the year.

Israelis more skeptical of two-state peace for Israel, Palestine

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Israelis are increasingly skeptical that Israel and Palestine can peacefully coexist as envisioned since the Oslo Accords in 1993, Pew Research found.