Friday, 23 August 2013 12:56

How much should we pay the pastor?

Considering budgets, national averages, church size, education and the gender gap, it’s no wonder churches struggle getting it right when it comes to pastor compensation.

Published in Congregations
Friday, 23 August 2013 13:11

Many ministers saddled with seminary debt

A recent graduating class revealed the depth of the issue. Of 57 graduates, 21 had no debt, six owed less than $20,000, another six between $20,000 and $50,000, eight between $50,000 and $90,000 and 11 more than $100,000 — all acquired while at the seminary.

Published in Congregations
Friday, 09 August 2013 13:16

When small churches merge with large ones

Are larger churches preying on smaller churches by pressuring them into giving up their autonomy to survive?

Published in Congregations

Faith-based re-entry programs seek to reduce former inmates' chances of returning to prison.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 22 February 2013 14:17

A gift to be simple

Lent offers perfect opportunity for Christians to contemplate simple living.

Published in Social Issues
Monday, 14 January 2013 00:00

To tithe or not to tithe?

Are Christians required to give 10 percent of their income to the church? Is it based on gross or net income? Would God accept less in hard times?

Published in New Voice Stories
Monday, 17 September 2012 13:51

Silent worship not just for Catholics

An ancient form of worship, contemplative prayer is making a comeback in Baptist churches.

Published in New Voice Stories
Monday, 17 September 2012 12:58

Contemplative worship fits Baptist faith

Experts say contemplative worship fits naturally with Baptists' emphasis on the priesthood of the believer.

Published in New Voice Stories
Thursday, 02 August 2012 18:27

Texas Baptists name new publisher

Scott Stevens, a veteran youth ministry expert, succeeds Ross West as publisher of BaptistWay Press, a curriculum provider launched in 2000.

Published in Organizations

Four individuals share how God directed them to either an egalitarian or complementarian view and how they live out their family’s calling.

Published in Theology
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