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GuideStone awarded best overall small fund family
Mar17

GuideStone awarded best overall small fund family

NEW YORK (BP) — GuideStone Funds has received the Lipper Fund Award as the Best Overall Small Fund Family for 2019 by the Refinitiv financial markets data firm, formerly a division of Thomson Reuters. The entire GuideStone Funds family won the Lipper Fund Award for 2019 Best Overall Small Fund Family over three years (out of 29 eligible as of Nov. 30, 2018) based on risk-adjusted total return. Only 29 Small Fund families met the...

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VBS is ‘Worth It,’ shows new book based on study
Mar15

VBS is ‘Worth It,’ shows new book based on study

NASHVILLE (BP) — Many of today’s American adults have fond memories of Vacation Bible School (VBS). Memories range from Bible stories and fun songs to flower-shaped cookies and Kool-Aid in Dixie cups. “It’s Worth It” — a new release from LifeWay Kids in partnership with LifeWay Research — notes that nine in 10 American adults say they have overall positive memories of the summertime mainstay....

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Editors meet to ‘press on’ in Kingdom communication
Mar11

Editors meet to ‘press on’ in Kingdom communication

CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) — Members of the Association of State Baptist Publications learned from university professor and author Penelope Muse Abernathy during their annual meeting in Charleston, S.C. The ASBP meeting “gives those who lead state Baptist newspapers and other publications the opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges faced in today’s ever-changing publishing environment,” said Tim...

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WEEK OF PRAYER: Sending hope to Chinese communities
Mar08

WEEK OF PRAYER: Sending hope to Chinese communities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The annual Week of Prayer for North American Missions, March 3-10, and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for missionaries who serve on behalf of Southern Baptists across North America. With a goal of $70 million, this year’s offering theme is “Sending Hope.” John*, a native of China, is a Week of Prayer missionary for the North American Mission Board. For more information, visit...

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Faith anchors Southern Baptist Foundation’s ministry
Mar02

Faith anchors Southern Baptist Foundation’s ministry

NASHVILLE (BP) — Salvation and stewardship. The Southern Baptist Foundation is tuned in to both. The foundation recorded several milestones during its past fiscal year, “but we’re also about winning people to Christ,” SBF President Warren Peek said. The foundation counted a record 929 visits to its Plan of Salvation on the front of its website. Internet visitors averaged 3 minutes and 56 seconds at the...

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