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Tapping baby boomer retirees requires churches to rethink ministry options

Tapping baby boomer retirees requires churches to rethink ministry options

Churches that want to tap baby boomer retirees' resources may need to rethink the ministries they ask mature adults to take on.

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.

 
Plan retirement fully, carefully
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Think about all aspects of retirement as you plan. Include giving time and talents, as well as money, to ensure maximum productivity and maximum joy.
 
Baptist leaders: Learn lessons from Ferguson
By Vicki Brown   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The killing of a Ferguson, Mo., teenager and the riots that followed can teach Christ-followers and churches a few lessons, a church planter and a suburban pastor believe.
 
Many workers extend current jobs or choose 'encore careers'
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Switching careers, rather than retiring, helps some boomers bridge the gap between their desire to make a social difference and to meet their economic needs.
 
Lithuanian Baptist leader describes his ministry during a stateside visit
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
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.
 
The state of discipleship
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Friday, August 29, 2014
Bob Perry recalls the approach Southern Baptist churches used two or three generations ago to making disciples - or at least making more knowledgeable and committed Baptists.
 

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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