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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, …

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — One of Planned Parenthood's government revenue streams has officially dried up for now. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America …

By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders welcomed indications from the U.S. Trade Ambassador on Aug. 13 that a so-called "Bible tax" will be avoided. …

National CP 1.45% over YTD budget projection NASHVILLE (BP) — Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in July …

Picking up the pieces in El Paso

By Grace Thornton EL PASO, Texas (BP) — Beverly Engle snapped a photo of the El Paso Walmart as she and her husband David walked in Aug. 3 to grab some vitamin water. She meant to post it on …

From the moment the interview starts with new Promise Keepers CEO Ken Harrison, you can tell something is special about the organization. Harrison is excited and eager to talk about what he is hoping …

HINESVILLE — Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Director Stuart Lang took special note of the news that this could be a particularly active hurricane season. Lang is a big fan of preparation. At the …

By Diana Chandler ATLANTA (BP) — "Five keys" are vital in transforming the culture of the Southern Baptist Convention to reach the world for Christ, SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd …

By Diana Chandler VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BP)  — Former megachurch pastor Joshua Harris' departure from Christianity has spurred dialogue about apologetics, legalism, and the doctrine of …

NAMB “exhausted every option” to rectify prior to litigation, says its president  Children receive school supplies, food, shoes, and backpacks at the Clarkston Ministry Center Saturday, Aug. …

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (BP) — A Texas woman has sued The Village Church for more than $1 million, alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 11 in 2012 by Matthew Tonne, whom the church employed as a …

By Diana Chandler RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) — As the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference opened to perhaps 1,000 attendees at Ridgecrest, North Carolina, Southern Baptist Convention …

Mandrell ready for LifeWay to 'make an impact' NASHVILLE (BP) – New LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Ben Mandrell presented employees their first assignment under his leadership – …

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