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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.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A tourist destination and a refuge

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A tourist destination and a refuge

Jordan: Where John baptized, the Hebrew exiles wandered and Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land.

 
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.

 
Windermere likely to choose new executive after CEO's arrest
By Vicki Brown   
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Windermere Baptist Conference Center trustees likely will choose a new executive following the arrest of current President and CEO Jerald "Jerry" Hill.
 
Olmsted crosses denominational barrier as interim pastor
By Vicki Brown   
Monday, August 04, 2014
Michael Olmsted didn’t have to pray too long about serving as interim pastor — even though he's a Baptist by conviction and the congregation is affiliated with a different denomination.
 

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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