Lake Murray pastor to lead Committee on Resolutions

SBC president Bart Barber has named South Carolina pastor David Sons as the chairman of the Committee on Resolutions for the 2023 SBC annual meeting to be held in New Orleans this June. Sons, lead pastor of Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, S.C., was a member of the 2022 committee in Anaheim and serves […]

Plan Now for Baptism Sunday April 16

“Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in the newness of life.” These words, and others like them, have been declared by pastors thousands of times across North America in the last few years as people who have placed their faith in Christ for salvation have been baptized. This act of obedience and […]

Pastor, sons use hobby to provide guitars for missionaries

Pastor Greg Gilbreath of Madison Baptist Church has always enjoyed both playing and repairing his own guitars. Two of his sons — Sam and Ben — also enjoy playing the guitar, while his third son, Nic, is a woodworker. Sam Gilbreath is minister of youth and plays in the worship band at Meridian Baptist Church […]

Churches viewed favorably nationally, Barna Cities research shows

More than 75 percent of adults have a positive view of the church in Nashville, in the center of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. A prevailing positive perception of the church is common in research the Barna Group has unveiled. In its Barna Cities initiative, researchers have found a favorable view […]

Alarming rise in mental health struggles shows young women in ‘identity crisis’

Young people’s mental health is in trouble, especially young women’s. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey  shows a whopping 57 percent of young women said they felt “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” during 2021. That’s up from 36 percent just 10 years ago. Even more concerning […]

New video series explores biblical sites in the Holy Land

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) has released an official series of short videos exploring the various biblical and archaeological sites throughout the Holy Land. The video series contains episodes shot on location at significant sites throughout the country, including the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Qumran, Shilo and the City of David. There are currently […]

ARITF’s Blalock interviews Samantha Kilpatrick of Guidepost’s ‘Faith-Based Solutions’

In a video interview, Marshall Blalock, chairman of the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF), talked with Samantha Kilpatrick of Guidepost Solutions about the organization’s new Faith-Based Solutions division and plans for the upcoming Ministry Check database.   In the conversation, which was released March 1 on the ARITF website, Blalock, senior pastor of […]

Pastors promote racial reconciliation, churchgoers want diversity

Although pastors are doing more to encourage racial reconciliation and churchgoers say their church is doing enough to be ethnically diverse, nearly half of churchgoers say their church needs to become more ethnically diverse. In a survey of American churchgoers, 49 percent say their church needs to become more ethnically diverse, including 18 percent who […]

Cory Singleton is new director of GenSend Los Angeles

Cory Singleton, worship and creative pastor at Journey Church in North Charleston for six years, has accepted the position of director of GenSend Los Angeles, a ministry of the North American Mission Board. GenSend gives college-age students an opportunity to spend their summer on mission within one of the North American Mission Board’s Send Cities.