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  • ‘On cloud 29,’ says pastor given free church

    August 18 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘On cloud 29,’ says pastor given free church

    Members of New Season Baptist Church walked from their temporary meeting place to a vacant church where the 150 men, women and children laid hands on the building and prayed. “All of us we went over there and we believed God for that building, but that wasn’t the building,” Lewis said.

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  • Atheist responds to Baptists’ service & love

    August 1 2016 by Sabrina McDonald, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Atheist responds to Baptists’ service & love

    Kim Menon was an avowed atheist. A kindergarten teacher in Seattle, education is a central part of Menon’s life. Striving to get involved in her students’ lives and to know their parents, she believes that’s how students best learn and grow. But Menon had no idea this path would lead her into a Christian commitment.

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  • Affton replant reclaims its community

    August 1 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Affton replant reclaims its community

    An interim pastor told the dwindling, aging congregation that First Baptist Church of Affton was on its death journey. He showed them the statistics and demographics of members mostly in their 70s and beyond, and, “We told him we weren’t just going to roll over and play dead,” said Bill Wright, chairman of the deacons.

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  • Korean Council discusses bridging the generations

    July 1 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korean Council discusses bridging the generations

    Ministry in second-generation/English-language settings became a key topic of discussion during the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America’s annual meeting in Tacoma, Wash. The council’s outgoing president, Sang Min “John” Kim, pastor of Koreans at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, convened a panel discussion on Korean- and English-language churches for the council’s gathering.

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  • California church targets Silicon Valley

    May 18 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, California Southern Baptist | with 0 comments
    California church targets Silicon Valley

    Community Christian is on-target with plans to replicate itself every 18-24 months throughout the Silicon Valley, reaching people in the 136 language groups who call the region home. “This isn’t about people’s belief (in the future of the church); it’s about God’s desire,” pastor Kyle Windsor said.

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