7 reasons why digital metrics matter to your church

Most church staff seldom pause long enough to wonder, “How do people think we are doing?”

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California Baptists expel ‘third way’ church

New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., teaches that Christians can agree to disagree on homosexuality in the same way that they hold different views on divorce and remarriage.

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Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

For north Georgia church, a little soul but no blues

A church’s free meals make life bearable for the unemployed in Dalton, Ga.

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Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)
Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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Slow to retire: Boomers turn to ‘encore careers’

Nearly half of Baby Boomers say they plan to remain in the workforce until age 66 or later, and 10 percent say they won’t retire at all.

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Historic Baptist church sold to fraternity

A historic Baptist church building in upstate New York will be repurposed as a fraternity house.

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The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)
The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)

Schools prime ministry locations for many churches, say leaders

Churches, ministers and educators say one of the best ways to serve communities is by helping local schools.

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After a tough year, Birmingham church fills pulpit vacancy

Veteran Alabama Baptist pastor Jim Cooley assumes leadership of a congregation that has endured a particularly tough year.

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Deaths of pastor, wife, ruled murder/suicide

Two Baptist churches in North Carolina are baffled by the deaths of a well-liked couple that police say resulted from a murder and a suicide.

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Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)
Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)

Georgia church heeds calling to serve elderly through worship

After selling its building to developers, the congregation at Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur has created an endowment to meet the spiritual needs of isolated senior citizens — a ministry area experts say is one of the most under-served in the nation. 

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