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Chaplain walks through mental health hardships with first responders

STAMFORD, Conn. (BP) – Chaplain John Revell says first responders and police have "a front row seat to depravity."

Military wives ‘have their cup filled’ at WMU retreat

SOPHIA, N.C. (BP) – Military wives and families "share their loved one with the world," said Mary Gray, a former military wife and current military family advocate. She is committed to serving the families of those she calls "the sons and daughters of America."

FIRST-PERSON: Hope in things we’ll never see

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – What gives you hope? Our ultimate hope is eternal life in Christ, and that is the best answer to that question. But there are human analogs for ultimate hope – light in the darkness, the protection of a hen for her chicks, a land of milk and honey, the bosom of Abraham, and so on. What in this life, a pure thing, encourages you to put up with the frustrations of the day? 

State conventions work together to offer one-day women’s training event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- In light of COVID-19, many Baptist state conventions have canceled onsite women's training events. But seven conventions have joined together to develop a virtual event this fall to provide encouragement and training for women in ministry.

2,400 Summit Church small groups to worship in homes until 2021

DURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike and Rachel Rapacz worshiped on Sundays at the Capital Hills campus of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and hosted a small group on Mondays in their Wake Forest home.

Memphis church thrives during COVID-19, eyes 2021 for onsite worship

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- Impact Baptist Church & Ministries of Memphis has so thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic that Pastor Michael Ellis Sr. sees no reason to resume onsite worship before 2021.

NAMB mentoring program guides pastors during uncertain times

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- At the end of January when more than 130 pastors left the first gathering of the Timothy + Barnabas Institute (TBI), the participants had no idea the challenges they would face in leading their churches in 2020.

Bible Study: Supporting one another

The individual life of a Christian is not about the individual alone, but God's church. He us not only for our own benefit, but also to bless and support others, especially fellow Christians.

FIRST-PERSON: Who’s really discipling your congregation?

The American Church has a discipleship problem, Aaron Earls says. The issue is not a lack of discipleship, however, but rather a glut of discipleship coming from the wrong sources.

Single missionary gets unexpected family

THAILAND (BP) -- The words weren't easy for Angela to hear: "If you go back as a single career missionary, you probably will never get married." She understood that her adviser wanted her to consider the sacrifice she might have to make by committing to long-term missions. A one-way ticket to another country could greatly decrease her chances of meeting a husband and having a family.