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Appreciation drives church to meet pastor’s need

CARBON HILL, Ala. (BP) – It started as a normal Sunday. Scott McCullar, pastor of First Baptist Church, was about to conclude the morning worship service. It happened to be his wedding anniversary. His family would grab something to eat after the service before preparing for evening worship.

FIRST-PERSON: A call to biblical stewardship

NASHVILLE (BP) – Americans gave 3.02 percent of their income to the church in 1968. By 2017, it had declined to 2.13 percent. If this trend is not reversed, by 2050 it is projected to decline to 1.66 percent.

STATE MEETINGS: Nevada, Colorado, Kansas-Nebraska

Nevada churches pull together; Colorado churches stay focused on what matters; Kansas-Nebraska Baptists 'supporting the Cooperative Program'

FIRST-PERSON: A day for evaluation

PRESTONBURG, Ky. (BP) – Monday was my birthday. While birthdays are for celebrating (I never dreamed I would be this old!), for me it’s also a day of personal evaluation.

Bible Study: Glorifying God in prayer

Hezekiah’s prayer in Isaiah 37 acknowledged his weakness and inability to do what only God could do. In humility, he desired to glorify God rather than pursue his own agenda.

FIRST-PERSON: Reclaiming your childlike joy

CATOOSA, Okla. (BP) – Several times in Scripture we see Jesus use children as an example of what the kingdom of heaven is like. I love these examples because it reminds me there are no grown-ups in heaven.

FIRST-PERSON: How to bring joy to your pastor

A pastor’s work is never finished. When he goes to bed Sunday evening, the last thoughts on his mind are the things that he will need to attend to the following week. Even on his days off, the pastor is never off. A simple trip to the hardware store usually leads to a ministry encounter or two.

Worship God by tithing, Floyd says in free biblical stewardship resource

NASHVILLE (BP) – The financial offering is an exciting part of worship deserving preparation and exhortation on par with sermons, SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd believes.

Few churches back to pre-COVID attendance levels

NASHVILLE (BP) – The vast majority of U.S. Protestant churches say they are holding in-person services, but churchgoers have yet to attend in the numbers they did before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Boy Scouts bankruptcy could leave churches liable in future sex abuse claims

NASHVILLE (BP) – Churches who chartered or have ever hosted a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) troop should seek legal counsel now in case they are named in future sex abuse claims against the BSA, a Southern Baptist legal representative told Baptist Press.