Bivocational church model best, Page saysATLANTA (BP) -- The bivocational church model is the best way to make disciples in the 21st Century, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page told bivocational and small-membership church pastors he assembled in Atlanta. Read MorePhoto by Diana Chandler
College students still needed for Sandy rebuildCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (BP) -- As the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, Southern Baptists continue to bring help, healing and hope to hundreds of people in New York and New Jersey affected by the Oct. 29, 2012 storm. Read MoreFile photo by Laura Sikes/NAMB
BP website launches new look
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention's news service, launched today (Sept. 17) its new redesigned website, unveiling an updated look and new features.This is the first comprehensive Baptist Press redesign of bpnews.net since 2007, said Roger S. Oldham, vice president for convention communications and relations with the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee. The more flexible, user-friendly design will better "position BP to communicate content in the fast-paced world of Christian journalism," he noted. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 2 conversations
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- Meet Derek and Cynda, wealthy Chicago couple, pillars of Windy City society -- he, a successful senior VP of a thriving corporation; she, a dutiful wife; proud parents of one grown son, Jared, privileged and bred for business savvy.
FIRST-PERSON: Just add water
Anytime is a great time for baptism, columnist Diana Davis writes. "Whether your church baptizes in the baptistery or the ocean, in robes or t-shirts, there's nothing more thrilling than seeing new believers follow Christ," she notes.