Barber, Wright promote SBDR in Arkansas; ERLC defends moral objections; Developing future leaders.
So far, disaster relief teams have assisted nearly 100 homeowners across Arkansas with clean-up and recovery, and they’ve provided thousands of meals.
Southern Baptist volunteers from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas have been clearing trees off homes, affixing temporary roofing to damaged roofs and providing meals to survivors of the deadly tornadoes that touched down in Arkansas as part of a storm system that spun off tornadoes across the nation last week.
The Little Rock tornado measured as an EF-3 and cut across multiple residential areas on its 32-mile stampede and left an indelible mark on central Arkansas.
A newly proposed rule would crush the freedom of conscience for Americans who have a moral objection to the provision of “life-threatening contraceptives,” according to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
The group is pushing back against the Biden administration’s proposal to repeal the exemption for employers’ moral objections to coverage of contraceptive services under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
The 2011 rule under President Obama that helped implement mandatory coverage of contraceptives including those can potentially induce abortions.
A 2018 regulation by the Trump administration blocked the mandate.
However, the block expired in February and the Biden administration has indicated they plan to forward with the requirement.
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Have you given much thought to the next generation of leaders in your church? In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Pastor Darryl Nelson offers some helpful tips.
First, he encourages pastors and church leaders to call out future leaders.
Nelson encourages current leaders to pray for young people as they begin to grow in their desire to leader. Even more, he calls on current leaders to ask younger leaders if God may be calling them to leadership in the local church.
Then, current leaders should train young leaders.
Leaders must invest in leaders, he says. This won’t be an overnight process, but it is a worthwhile investment.
Finally, be ready to send them out.
While it’s difficult to release leaders from a local fellowship, Nelson says it’s necessary so that the young leaders can grow and the kingdom of God can be expanded.
58 baptisms at TN jail by neighboring churches’ MedAdvance in 2023; More lives to be changed. 10 reasons for disaster relief training.
When more than 50 people were baptized at the Sumner County, Tennessee Jail in early May, it was the culmination of many years of ministry from two neighboring churches; For those with a passion for healthcare and a calling to missions, the International Mission Board has avenues of service ready to fill; Unfortunately, natural disasters are inevitable in this world. Coy Webb of Send Relief encourages believers to get trained in responding to disaster relief
Bilingual Texas church plant bridges generations; Christians and predatory payday lending; Demonstrating faith in Jesus.
As the Hispanic population in the U.S. grows, new challenges are emerging Christians should care about predatory lending because its practices exploit and take advantage of our neighbors, whom we’ve been commanded to love; Jesus revealed His identity as Messiah and Lord through His words and His actions.
90,000 U.S. testimonies of answered prayer sought for England monument; 6 Ways Pastors Become Men of Prayer
Everyone finds great joy when God answers their prayer. Richard Gamble’s is working hard to build what he calls the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, an interactive, 160-foot monument of 1 million white bricks built into an infinity loop on a plot of high-profile land in Birmingham, England; In a piece in the Baptist Press Toolbox, Kie Bowman encourages believers to pray and offers some tips to pastors and believers on how to create culture of prayer in the local church.