RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - What began as a summer vision trip to South Asia for 12 seminary students evolved into a virtual mission trip involving 221 participants and 60 International Mission Board workers. Twelve seminary graduates signed up for a summer vision trip to learn how and where they c…

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - What began as a summer vision trip to South Asia for 12 seminary students evolved into a virtual mission trip involving 221 participants and 60 International Mission Board workers. Twelve seminary graduates signed up for a summer vision trip to learn how and where they c…

WASHINGTON (BP) — Evangelist Franklin Graham asked Americans to join him in a Washington prayer march Sept. 26 to plead for God to save the nation from its present distress. “Our communities are hurting. Our people are divided, and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us,” Graham said in …

NASHVILLE (BP) - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, pastors and churches have faced unique challenges. Those challenges can overwhelm and burnout pastors and other church leaders. In response to this, Baptist Press gathered quotes from online sources and reached out to others within the South…

BEIRUT (BP) - Southern Baptist Messianic believers expressed heartbreak after unexplained explosions Aug. 4 at a Beirut port warehouse killed at least 100, injured more than 4,000 and devastated much of the city.

NASHVILLE (BP) - After the cancellation of the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, preparations are underway for the 2021 meeting to be held June 15-16, 2021 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - International Mission Board senior leaders are urging Southern Baptists to use extreme caution if they are considering overseas missions travel for the remainder of 2020. As many countries continue to require quarantines or have not yet opened their borders, travelers co…

NASHVILLE (BP) - The convention-approved SBC logo with its globe, Bible and cross remains the official and “classic logo” for the convention, but a new modern alternative has been released and features the same elements in a format more suited to today’s digital environment.

BEIRUT (BP) -- Southern Baptist Messianic believers expressed heartbreak after unexplained explosions at a Beirut port warehouse Tuesday (Aug. 4) killed at least 100, injured more than 4,000 and devastated much of the city.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (BP) -- Flash flooding rolled through the St. Joseph, Mo., area beginning July 20, displacing families and rendering many homes unsafe. But as the community was thrown into need, individuals and organizations within the community stepped in to help rebuild and provide immediate necessities.

How can a persecuted believer trust again after being betrayed by those closest to him? How can a person rightly understand suffering when his culture is awash in prosperity gospel teaching? How can a pastor carry the weight of leading when he doesn't know how to study Scripture?

NASHVILLE (BP) - Most churchgoers say they can address doubts others have about the Bible. However, half admit they have problems understanding Scripture on their own. 

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Continued financial faithfulness of Southern Baptists has pushed monthly giving through the Cooperative Program to levels not seen since before the COVID-19 global pandemic. July's total giving through the national CP allocation budget totaled nearly $17 million -- the highest monthly total since February.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) - Religious freedom advocates and four justices expressed disagreement with the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to grant relief to a church seeking equal treatment under Nevada's coronavirus restrictions.

ORANGE, Calif. (BP) - For Ricardo Vides, young adults pastor at Ministerios Betesda Church in Orange, California, approaching ministry from an ethnically diverse perspective is reality, all the time.

NEW ORLEANS (LBM) – On July 16, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave Will McRaney, former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, a procedural victory in his lawsuit against the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention “for intentional …

BOGOTA, Colombia (BP) - It is tough to overstate the trauma the Venezuelan people have experienced over the last decade. The price of oil, the country's chief export, cratered. Hyperinflation at one point hit 10 million percent. The country's power grid failed, leading to massive power short…

ARUA DISTRICT, Uganda (TEXAN) - The South Sudanese people who live in the Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda know Deborah* is an outsider. They can see it on her skin. She is Liberian, with lighter skin than theirs - a fact that the years she lived in South Sudan married to a South Suda…

BOGOTA, Colombia (BP) - It is tough to overstate the trauma the Venezuelan people have experienced over the last decade. The price of oil, the country's chief export, cratered. Hyperinflation at one point hit 10 million percent. The country's power grid failed, leading to massive power short…

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNM) - In two decisions, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld religious liberty, July 8. One decision addressed religious organizations' employment practices. The other decision affirmed protections for religious objections to specific insurance mandates. In its 7-…

FORT WORTH, Texas (BNM) - Pastors without college degrees may now enroll in a Spanish-language Master of Theological Studies degree (Maestría en Estudios Teológicos, or MET). Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced the new opportunity on June 29. The 36-hour degree provides a fou…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Philadelphia pastor K. Marshall Williams urged Southern Baptists to stand together in unity against injustice. He called the racial unrest roiling the nation “spiritual warfare,” and said, “Unless hearts change, nothing will change in America.”