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Pastors of very small churches express joy, commitment, challenges

AUSTIN, Nev. (BP) -- Pastor Charlie Vaughn and his wife Kathie were trying to fix a church member’s washing machine midday Aug. 4. He’s not a washer repairman, but since 2008 has pastored Austin Baptist Church of about 12 worshipers in Austin, Nev.

Pregnancy centers continue to serve despite attacks

NASHVILLE (BP)—Ongoing attacks on pregnancy resource centers and other pro-life organizations have presented security challenges, but they have not thwarted continuing, faith-based efforts to minister to women in need.

SBCV Chinese fellowship helps pastors connect

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (BP) – When pastor Michael Wu first arrived at the SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming last November, he felt alone.

Alabama church named in lawsuit involving teens arrest in Florida

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (BP) -- A lawsuit filed in Tuscaloosa County on July 7 alleges leaders of a church trip to the beach abandoned two boys who were accused but later cleared of sexual battery charges.

Send Relief Sunday – BP This Week

Compassion and service are the focus for August on the 2022 SBC calendar. In this video, Brandon Porter of Baptist Press talks with Paul Chitwood, IMB president, and Kevin Ezell, NAMB president, about the work of Send Relief, the SBC’s compassion ministry.

Mealtime prayer results in gospel conversation, connects churches across country

faith. That encounter, in turn, was followed by a social media call-out for help and success in connecting the new believer to a local church.

Mujeres hispanas se embarcan en un viaje misionero transformador a Perú

Un viaje misionero que realizó un equipo de mujeres se convirtió en una experiencia transformadora.

Baptist leaders applaud appeals court decision to reinstate Kentucky abortion trigger law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders rejoiced over a Monday state appeals court decision that overruled an injunction against the state's trigger abortion ban. The law had been blocked in court, allowing abortions to continue in Kentucky, since late June.

Multi-ethnic church gathers 500 backpacks for the Philippines

SAN DIEGO (BP) – Last year Old Town Community Church sent 72 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to the Philippines. This year, they’re sending 500.

‘Asian American’ misses diversity of Asians in U.S., Pew study finds

WASHINGTON (BP) -- “Asian-American” is too broad a term to encompass descendants in the U.S. of more than 20 or more Asian and Indian nations, the Pew Research Center found in its largest canvas of Asian Americans to date.