Black church plants grow, research shows
By Carol Pipes NASHVILLE (BP) — A steady increase in attendance has been the overall trend among African American churches
BCM/D seeks to honor request by Baptist Family & Children’s Services to be an autonomous agency
By Shannon Baker COLUMBIA, Md.—General Mission Board members of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) voted at its last meeting
1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval
By Charles Braddix DAMASCUS, Syria (BP) — “I am staying,” a Baptist pastor in Syria said. “They tell me to travel,
Feds grant marriage benefits to gay couples
By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — The Obama administration has begun making certain legally married same-sex couples will reap benefits
NAMB guidelines for military chaplains updated to address same-sex unions
By Mike Ebert ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The North American Mission Board has issued new guidelines for Southern Baptist military
Salem Festival draws cultures together in Baltimore
By Sharon Mager BCM/D Correspondent BALTIMORE, Md.–Over 100 people, representing Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Angola, Rwanda, the DR Congo,
Historic treasures uncovered at Maryland Bible Society and now archived at Stevenson University
By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Correspondent STEVENSON, Md.—The Maryland Bible Society partnered with Stevenson University to protect and archive 741 rare
Baltimore Orioles’ Chris Davis finds victory through surrender
By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Staff Correspondent CHICAGO, Ill.—Baltimore Oriole’s First Baseman Chris “Crush” Davis is turning out to be Charm
GuideStone announces 3 new funds
By Shelly Moon DALLAS (BP) — GuideStone Funds has announced the addition of three new funds to its lineup: the
Shooters in churches: Federal panel’s guidebook counsels ‘run, hide, or fight’
By Diana Chandler WASHINGTON (BP) — The federal government has released a guidebook to help churches respond to shooters and
World Relief offers accreditation to practice immigration law for non-profit workers
By Sharon Mager, BCMD Correspondent BALTIMORE, Md.—World Relief is accepting registration for a 40 hour immigration law accreditation training August
Judge grants stay for Hobby Lobby
By Baptist Press Staff WASHINGTON (BP) — Hobby Lobby has won further relief from a massive penalty as it challenges