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  • Bolick lives testimony of brokenness, restoration

    August 21 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Bolick lives testimony of brokenness, restoration

    Betsy Bolick serves at Perkinsville Baptist Church in Boone as the minister to women. She is also the founder and director of Small Enough Ministries. Betsy is passionate about reaching all women with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and she desires to make disciples for the Kingdom of God while fulfilling the mission Christ has called her to. 

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  • John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

    August 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

    John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church, died Aug. 5 in Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 84. During Bisagno’s 30-year tenure at Houston’s First beginning in 1970, the congregation grew from fewer than 400 to 22,000 members, Baptist Press reported in 1999.

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  • Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    July 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    LifeWay, with 5,000 employees, landed at No. 282 on Forbes’ 2018 “Best Employers for Women” list – the first time the business magazine has published rankings in that category. Earlier this year, Forbes also named LifeWay as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers – ranking it 196th among 500 companies.

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  • Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    July 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    Women & Work, a ministry launched this year with a panel at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting, seeks to fill a void in Baptist life for women who want to contribute to the Kingdom by working in ministry, working from home or working in the secular world. Courtney L. Moore, the ministry’s founder …

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  • Lori McDaniel hopes to convey message of being chosen

    June 26 2018 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Lori McDaniel hopes to convey message of being chosen

    Lori McDaniel will be a worship speaker at the 2018 N.C. Baptist Women’s Retreat on Oct. 26-27 at Caraway Conference Center in Sophia. She recently took some time to answer the following questions about her walk with God and what she plans to share at this year’s retreat.

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  • Honor God in workplace, Women & Work panel exhorts

    June 21 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    Honor God in workplace, Women & Work panel exhorts

    Women’s roles in the workplace was the subject of the panel “Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity,” June 12 in Dallas in conjunction with the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Courtney L. Moore, a Southern Baptist pastor’s wife, contract writer, and mother of three, moderated the panel sponsored by Women & Work.

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  • Hollifield calls next SBC leader to advocate dignity of women

    May 29 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 1 comments
    Hollifield calls next SBC leader to advocate dignity of women

    North Carolina’s leading Baptist wants the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention to demonstrate a commitment to the value and importance of women in churches and Christian organizations. Milton Hollifield Jr. said, “We need a leader who shows that he understands there is equality between brothers and sisters in Christ in the family of God.”

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  • Connect316 leader resigns over ‘reprehensible’ Facebook post

    Alabama pastor Rick Patrick has resigned as the leader of Connect316, an organization advocating a “traditionalist” view of salvation, due to a Facebook post he subsequently acknowledged as “reprehensible and completely unworthy of Christ.”

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  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    May 14 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Steve Gaines released a statement May 11. Gaines specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence.

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  • Patterson apologizes for comments ‘hurtful to women’

    May 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patterson apologizes for comments ‘hurtful to women’

    Paige Patterson has apologized for a “failure to be as thoughtful ... as I should have been” in describing domestic violence and the physical attractiveness of women in sermon illustrations. In the ongoing discussion surrounding Patterson’s comments, nearly 230 people have signed an open letter in support of Patterson.

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  • Domestic violence: Ministry advice for pastors

    May 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Domestic violence: Ministry advice for pastors

    As discussion of domestic violence persists among evangelicals, seasoned pastors and others who minister to families are advising their ministry colleagues on what to do when they encounter physical abuse in a marriage. At issue in evangelicals’ discussions are controversial comments by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson regarding women, divorce and domestic abuse.

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  • Harper, Moore & Pomeroy to headline ministry wives’ events

    April 23 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Harper, Moore & Pomeroy to headline ministry wives’ events

    Ministers’ wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas are invited to a trio of women’s events, including a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, Pastors’ Wives Conference and a women’s expo. Authors and speakers, Lisa Harper, Beth Moore, and Sherri Pomeroy, will headline this year’s events.

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  • TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

    April 13 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: Endowed post, female board chair at SEBTS

    Scott Hildreth was installed April 10 as the George Liele Director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies, the first endowed directorship at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The election of trustee officers marked a historic moment, with Becky Gardner believed to be the first female trustee chair for a seminary.

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  • Pew: Christian women more devout than Christian men

    April 11 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Pew: Christian women more devout than Christian men

    Pew Research has found a significant gender gap concerning religious beliefs and practice among self-identified Christian men and women in America. More than 7 in 10 U.S. Christian women (72 percent) say religion is very important to them, compared to 62 percent of Christian men.

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  • Women’s discipleship underscored at NOBTS event

    March 29 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Women’s discipleship underscored at NOBTS event

    At home or on the job, women committed to discipleship and transformed by Christ can change the world, speakers said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s “Discipling women into the future” conference. Rhonda Kelley said the sessions aimed to equip women to minister through the church to other women.

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