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A man pedals a bicycle down a dusty road in a village in Chad. Whether in North America or Africa, rural church planters face unique challenges. A new partnership between IMB and the Billy Graham …

Survivors share stories at 'Caring Well'

From left to right: Mary DeMuth, Megan Lively, and Jackie Hill Perry share their painful stories at Caring Well. KAREN RACE PHOTOGRAPHY By Tom Strode GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) — Survivors of …

Panelists (left to right) Phillip Bethancourt, J.D. Greear, Beth Moore, Amy Whitfield, and Ronnie Floyd discussed ways Southern Baptists can better deal with sexual abuse. Floyd, Southern Baptist …

TV personality Mike Rowe showed Brenda Lomax-Brown a new playground built near the Life Transformation Center in New Orleans, where she serves as director. The surprise unveiling was featured in …

Phoenix artists win at state high court

Joanna Duka (left) and Breanna Koski (center left), owners of Brush & Nib Studio, at news conference with their attorney, ADF Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs (center), following oral arguments at …

As Cody (Wyo.) Cowboy Church Pastor Pat Alphin looks on, a coach from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association offers tips to contestants at the church's bunkhouse as they watch videotape of the …

Michigan adoption agency wins in court

By Tom Strode LANSING, Mich. (BP) — Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies seeking to practice their religious beliefs gained an important victory Sept. 26 in Michigan. Federal Judge Robert …

By Diana Chandler ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) — Online hotel registration opens today (Oct. 1) for the Southern Baptist Convention 2020 Annual Meeting June 9-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in …

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) — Most American evangelicals believe Jesus' Golden Rule — "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" — applies to politics. Some, however, see the …

Dale Braswell, lead pastor of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, preached from Exodus 3 as the congregation marked the 20th anniversary of a mass shooting in its sanctuary. WEDGWOOD …

Georgia Baptist among 23 new IMB trustees

New IMB trustee Cory Gonyo prays during the board of trustees’ plenary session Sept. 26 near Richmond, Va. CHRIS CARTER/IMB By Julie McGowan IMB trustees appoint 24 new missionaries, approve …

If Southern Baptists' unity is built on "all of us agreeing on everything, then there really is no hope for us all," said J.D. Greear, Southern Baptist Convention president, during his address to the …

The United Nations building in New York City. GETTY/Special By Diana Chandler NEW YORK (BP) — A new coalition of U.S. businesses to protect religious freedom in the workplace is among U.S. …

Church planting and Gospel unity anchored much of the dialogue during the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's September meeting, spotlighting a new mission emphasis and encouraging …

New SBC entity leaders from left to right: LifeWay's Ben Mandrell, NOBTS's Jamie Dew, SWBTS's Adam Greenway, and IMB's Paul Chitwood. BAPTIST PRESS NASHVILLE (BP) — Four of the five newly-elected …

'Rise up,' Floyd urges churches at inauguration

"God has blessed us greatly," said Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, during his inauguration service on Monday, Sept. 16 at First Baptist Church …

Grace Harris is baptized on the street in Long Island City, New York by her grandfather, formed Index Editor J. Gerald Harris. Full photo below. SAVANNAH HUTTO/Special LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK …

Tom Hale of Apex, North Carolina (left) and James Davis of Chapel Hill, North Carolina (right) assess Hurricane Dorian damage to Randall Styron's house on Cedar Island. North Carolina Baptists on …

Wednesday nights at church still relevant?

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) — What began as midweek prayer meetings in the 18th century have become an accepted part of congregational life in the vast majority of Protestant churches in America, …

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear baptizes a new believer at The Summit Church on Baptism Day Sept. 8. Twitter photo Howe named EC VP of communications NASHVILLE (BP) — …

DALLAS (BP) — As many churches enter budget season, they are seeking ways to stretch limited budget dollars to cover a myriad of good and God-honoring goals, including Cooperative Program giving …

By Keila Diaz JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) — The historic First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, plans to downsize its sprawling 10-block campus to just one beautifully designed block to cut …

By Brandon Elrod UPDATED 8/28/19 9:12 a.m.: The storm is expected to make landfall on Puerto Rico's eastern coast late Wednesday morning/early afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center's …

By Art Toalston ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (BP) — Eight state Baptist conventions — at their own initiative — are moving toward sweeping changes. The conventions' goal: adding value to their churches. …

Government and Send Relief leaders prepare to break ground on the new ministry center. From left to right: Carlos Ferrer, North American Mission Board executive vice president; Hector Albertorio, …

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