• Beating holiday stress | ()

    Beating holiday stress

    The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. I love the opportunities it brings to spend time with my family and friends, enjoying good fellowship and good food in the process.

     

     

     

     

    Date Created: 11/24/2014 1:42:56 PM

    Margin, exercise critical for pastors during busy, stressful holiday season | ()

    Margin, exercise critical for pastors during busy, stressful holiday season

    Miss a Sunday School Christmas party, lose a church member. That’s a lesson 25-year ministry veteran Larry Yarborough refused to concede to when confronted by a typically well-adjusted church member who left the church after Yarborough missed a Sunday School Christmas party.

    Date Created: 11/24/2014 1:32:32 PM

    SBDR leaders keep wary eye on snowmelt flooding | ()

    SBDR leaders keep wary eye on snowmelt

    When massive storms dump snow accumulations taller than the average person, all of that snowmelt has to go somewhere. Officials in Buffalo, N.Y., anticipate potential floodwaters following the seven feet of snow that fell on some parts of the city through Nov. 21. Cities across the Northeast are facing similar flood scenarios and the prospect of even more snow. The polar blast, generated by a pacific storm that curved north into the Arctic pushing a cold front, brought freezing temperatures and snowfall to parts of all 48 contiguous states. The New York snow event has also been responsible for 12 weather-related fatalities.

    Date Created: 11/21/2014 12:59:00 PM

    NAMB hosts Disaster Relief panel discussion | ()

    NAMB hosts Disaster Relief panel discussions

    Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a wildfire in Washington or a hurricane in New York, disaster survivors need more than assistance with rebuilding their homes when tragedy strikes. They need help rebuilding their lives. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) is committed to providing help, healing and hope to disaster survivors across North America.

    Date Created: 11/21/2014 11:54:26 AM

    Multi-ethnic Miami church plant gets new home in renovated theater | ()

    Multi-ethnic Miami church plant gets new home in renovated theater

    When the house lights dim in the newly-renovated historic Hollywood, Fla., theater and the spotlight trains on pastor Martin Vargas, a message—not a person—will take center stage. The message: “God knows; He changes lives; there is growth in the truth; and we are fulfilling the Great Commission.”

     

    Date Created: 11/20/2014 6:09:43 PM

    NAMB, SEBTS partnership provides church-based degree for planters | ()

    NAMB, SEBTS partnership provides church-based degree for plantersMatt Rogers knows from experience how important preparation and mentoring are for a young church-planter-to-be.

     

    Date Created: 11/14/2014 2:45:33 PM

    Washington church molds young leaders with help of San Diego planters | ()

    Washington church molds young leaders with help of San Diego planters

    When Arsenia Ivanov came to the end of her freshman year at Washington State University (WSU) she had a choice. The first generation Russian-American had little background in Christianity before attending Resonate Church on WSU’s Pullman, Wash., campus. As summer approached she could either go home—away from her newly discovered spiritual support system—or join her Resonate friends for a high-commitment summer missional adventure in San Diego called Elevate.

    Date Created: 11/11/2014 7:34:07 PM

    Iraq war veteran starting church in Washington state | ()

    Iraq war veteran starting church in Washington state

    Michael Johnson learned a million little things in the U.S. Army. He learned to make his bed Army-style. He learned to march in the Army band. He learned to shoot an M-16 rifle and throw a grenade.

     

    Date Created: 11/6/2014 4:22:32 PM

    Alaska Baptists see surge in church planting | ()

    Alaska Baptists see surge in church plantingJason Storter had no interest in church when his wife, Mariah, asked him to join her at a new Anchorage church plant, called True North Church.

     

    Date Created: 11/4/2014 11:39:45 AM

    School Zone - Church planters connect through school partnerships | ()

    Church planters connect through school partnerships

    The odds appeared steep in 2010 when Jeff Phillips and his family moved to Vancouver, B.C., to start a church. A youth minister for a decade and a half, he’d never been a lead pastor or a church planter. Both native Texans, Jeff and his wife, Sara, were taking their family to one of the most post-Christian, multi-ethnic cities in North America.

    Date Created: 10/30/2014 3:50:14 PM

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