Missional

Mission trip reflects growing shift as participants experience ‘transformation’

Increasingly, mission trips are evaluated not only by the impact on the target area, but on those who minister. It’s a shift in attitudes toward domestic and international outreach.

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Baptist ministries see spike in young applicants

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

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Church rehabs home for ministry outreach

First Baptist Church, Tallahassee, rebuilds home for urban missionaries, offering a glimpse of "the renewal of the church," pastor says.

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Debating doctorates in a missional world

Post-modern church author and speaker Brian McLaren says doctorates and other advanced degrees will have a place in missional and other church movements, while others doubt that Millennials and many young Christians will care their pastor has a Ph.D. 

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Retirement marks shift in CBF missions

Shelia and Arville Earl retired Sept. 30 after 20 years as CBF field personnel, reminding Fellowship Baptists that the face of global missions is ever-changing.

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Cambodian sisters master church cooking

Cambodian sisters Run Tep and Roeung Tep are celebrating 30- and 25-year anniversaries as cooks at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where they have mastered cooking and ministry to the congregation and surrounding community. 

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Book says Baptists embracing high church

 A new book sparks hope that more Baptists will embrace liturgical forms of worship as they come to see ancient traditions as inherently missional.

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Church shares passion for orphan soles

South Main Baptist Church in Houston has hit the 100,000 mark in Buckner International's long-running campaign to provide shoes to impoverished children around the world.

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The shocking un-truth about church budgets

The church’s rapidly changing role in society requires new ways of looking at the allocation of financial resources.

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Singing for community

Just as back-up singers provide the real structure and strength of a song, the church can be that source of support for individual Christians.

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