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Exactly WHAT is discipleship?

Exactly WHAT is discipleship?

Ask the average Baptist on the street - or the average Christian - to define discipleship and you'll likely get a variety of answers.

Obamacare changing the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

Obamacare changing the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act — a.k.a. Obamacare — is now the law. Faith-based healthcare providers say it's changing the way hospitals view patient care.

Everyone pays a high price for ministerial misconduct

Everyone pays a high price for ministerial misconduct

Everyone pays a high price when the church shepherd breaches trust.

 
Lithuanian Baptist leader describes his ministry during a stateside visit
By Ken Satterfield   
Friday, August 29, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The president of the Baptist Union of Lithuania spent Aug. 18-25 in mid-Missouri to explore partnership projects, to share the story of Lithuanian Baptists and to be encouraged in kingdom work.
 
An opportunity for Ferguson
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Friday, August 29, 2014
It has become increasingly clear that the unrest in Ferguson is more than a protest over the killing of a young black man. The community is displaying pent-up anger in a situation where a majority of residents claim to have little to say in the governing of their community or in policing it. They believe mistrust - racial mistrust - runs deep, and the current unrest seems to confirm it.
 
MBC begins making plans for former Windermere property
By Word&Way Staff   
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Missouri Baptist Convention plans to have a strategy in place by April 2015 for use of land that once belonged to Windermere Baptist Conference Center. MBC Executive Board members recently authorized the convention president to appoint a taskforce to study possibilities.
 
Care for the church staff
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Urging churches to provide adequate financial care for their pastors, other ministers and staff members during less-than-stellar financial times might seem a stretch. After all, gifts to many churches are down even as members struggle with unemployment and, in other cases, less disposable income.

Under such circumstances, what is a church to do?

 
Facility must balance aesthetics, function
By Vicki Brown, Word & Way Associate Editor   
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Flexible or multi-use spaces and renovation of older facilities are current trends in church architecture that likely will continue for a while.

Ross Williams, a Springfield, Mo.-based architect, believes the economy drives the need for flexibility in building design and use. "All are still trying to get the biggest bang for the buck," he said.

 

The Associated Press reports on the faith of missionary couple David and Nancy Writebol. Nancy contracted the deadly Ebola virus during their service in Liberia and is currently in the United States receiving treatment. 

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