Jack Glasgow has been the pastor at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina for 32 years — and he was part-time there for five years before that. Experts say such longevity is very healthy — and rare — for today’s congregations.

Published in People

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.

Published in Organizations

Seemingly unending problems in youths’ lives, working nights and weekends and high expectations from parents and pastors with relatively low pay result in high levels of stress for youth ministers.

Published in Organizations

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

Published in Organizations
Monday, 25 November 2013 18:20

'Redneck opera singer' got start in church

Paris, Texas, native Jay Hunter Morris is the son of a Southern Baptist music minister who followed in his father's footsteps until he found opera.

Published in People
Thursday, 14 November 2013 17:32

Don’t suck

If you’re answering a call to professional ministry, please don’t suck. This work is too important for anything less than excellent.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:40

Ministries blending food and faith

Churches, divinity schools, CBF and others see interest among Christians who want their food choices and ministries to reflect concern for the poor and the environment. 

Published in People
Monday, 14 October 2013 14:45

Baylor student gives life to stranger

A Texas teenager, who on a whim signed up for a bone-marrow registry, became a lifesaver for a Missouri man suffering from leukemia. Both credit the circumstances and timing to God.

Published in People
Monday, 07 October 2013 14:16

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.

Published in People
Monday, 23 September 2013 17:00

Learning to lean -- on others

Many Christians love to sing the old hymn about “learning to lean on Jesus” but sometimes have a harder time learning to lean on one another.

Published in Theology
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