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2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus
Jul02

2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with “Destination Dig,” the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In “Destination Dig,” kids will take the role of junior archaeologists as they embark on an adventure to study pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is...

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SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process
Jun04

SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2 percent to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019. The decline of 287,655 members is the largest single-year drop in more than 100 years. While the statistical decline is concerning for the largest Protestant denomination in America, Ronnie Floyd, the SBC...

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Few Protestant churches met in person for worship services in April
May03

Few Protestant churches met in person for worship services in April

NASHVILLE (BP)—As federal, state and local governments weigh relaxing stay-at-home guidelines, most churches continued to avoid gathering physically throughout April. Nine in 10 Protestant pastors say their congregations did not meet for an in-person worship service last month, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. A previous study from LifeWay Research found 99 percent of churches gathered physically at the...

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LifeWay develops free coronavirus response training resources for churches
Mar11

LifeWay develops free coronavirus response training resources for churches

NASHVILLE (BP)—As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S., congregations are facing a situation many have never considered. In response, the LifeWay Leadership team has developed pandemic response resources that are being made available for free to assist pastors and church leaders at MinistryGrid.com/coronavirus. “Pastors are asking questions about how their churches should react to the coronavirus,” said Todd Adkins,...

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Churchgoers divided over armed congregants
Jan28

Churchgoers divided over armed congregants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—In the aftermath of several high-profile church shootings, most Protestant pastors say their congregations have taken some precautions to protect those in attendance. Since 2000, 19 fatal shootings have taken place at Christian churches, while gunmen have also taken lives at other religious sites like Jewish synagogues, a Sikh temple and an Amish school. Around 4 in 5 Protestant pastors (80 percent) say their...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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