Year-to-date contributions to the Cooperative Program are 1.45 percent below the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget goal and 1.04 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year.
It's fitting that Josh McClendon should pastor 200-year-old Philippi Baptist Church in rural Johnston, S.C. The 33-year-old said he senses a spiritual calling to the small-town setting. Churches like Philippi are the backbone of Southern Baptist life, says SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page.
On Wednesday night (April 2), after a lone gunman at Fort Hood reportedly killed three people and injured 13 others before turning the gun on himself, members of Skyline Baptist Church in Killeen, Texas, gathered to pray for those impacted by the tragedy.
LifeWay Christian Resources is offering a new online content management system, named twenty:28, to provide churches, ministries and nonprofits the ability to build and maintain their Web presence with a website, e-giving and mobile apps.