Mental health ministry gets larger emphasis

SBC entities are highlighting the importance of mental health ministry in response to a motion at the 2013 annual meeting. The motion also prompted Frank S. Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, to name an advisory group to gather suggestions for him about ways Southern Baptists can more effectively minister to people with mental health challenges.

Ministry readiness focus draws Baptist leaders

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted the inaugural For the Church Conference Aug. 25-26. Pastors, students and ministry leaders from across the Midwest region gathered to focus on the conference's theme of being "Ready" in the areas of preaching, church planting, discipleship, leading and shepherding.