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Churches discover common ingredients to help hungry, hurting people

Churches discover common ingredients to help hungry, hurting people

Meeting the needs of the hungry in American communities in the 21st century requires churches to do a good bit of networking with other churches, various community agencies and volunteers.

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.

 
Missionary couple to Haiti underscore multicultural complexion of missions
By Vicki Brown, Word & Way Associate Editor   
Thursday, September 25, 2014
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Nzunga and Kihomi Mabudiga, missionaries to Haiti, showed American Baptists in Nebraska the multicultural complexion of 21st century missions.
 
Church’s community garden gets public’s attention
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Thursday, September 25, 2014
First Baptist Church of Stilwell, Kan., has gained positive notoriety with its community garden, which butts up against one of the busiest streets in the area. Senior Pastor David Richardson says it is growing in the congregation’s front yard.
 
Metropolitan Church is a beacon to inner-city Kansas City neighborhood
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church’s massive building is a landmark in an economically depressed Kansas City, Mo., neighborhood. But it also is a beacon to many who live in the community and struggle to get by.
 
Ministry to neighbors in need
By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Benevolence ministries have been an expression of churches since the first century when congregations assisted other churches, some of them far away on the early mission field. Early Christians looked out for each other with care. Jesus advocated for the needy indiscriminatingly.

For churches interested in meeting human needs around them and beyond, here are three guidelines.

 
Sports Crusaders celebrate 'summer of legacy'
By Word&Way Staff   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sports Crusaders, a Missouri-based sports ministry, celebrated its 20th season as a "summer of legacy," serving 2,544 campers and seeing 342 students turn to Jesus as Savior.
 

October is Pastor Appreciation Month and Appreciation Day on October 12. Many children aren't sure what a pastor does. Perhaps it is a good time for children -- of all ages -- to spend more time getting to know and appreciate your pastor. (Video by Park West Church in Knoxville, Tenn.)

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