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Proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test no longer required for SBC22

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) — The State of California announced Friday (March 17) that COVID-19 guidelines for indoor mega events will be relaxed effective April 1, and attendees will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test prior to admission.

Crawford named executive director of BCM/D

COLUMBIA, Md. – The General Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) unanimously named Michael Crawford as the convention’s executive director Thursday (March 17).

Why there is a shortage of student ministers and what can be done about it

NASHVILLE (BP) – Richard Ross has decades of experience when it comes to student ministry. And today, he’s observing a troubling trend.

FIRST-PERSON: Let’s charge ahead with confidence

As a former athlete and coach, I have competed in games that demanded a strategic plan to win. At times, this required multiple options – a Plan A and a Plan B – while at other times we needed to be committed to a singular strategy to bring us victory. When it comes to fulfilling […]

Romanian Baptists stepping up to help those fleeing Ukraine

Romanian Baptists and International Mission Board missionaries are responding to the influx of refugees from Ukraine into Romania.

Bible Study: Steadfast evangelism

Reaching people with the Gospel brings great joy and reward in both the present and the future, sowing relationships on earth that reap a harvest of souls in heaven.

Ultrasound unit assists mother, unborn child prior to dedication event

FRANKLIN, N.C. – A brand new mobile ultrasound machine that will serve several western North Carolina counties has already played an instrumental role in helping at least one expectant mother and her unborn child.

Southern Baptist volunteers mobilizing to serve ‘ocean of people’ fleeing Ukraine

POLAND (BP) – A Disaster Assistance & Response Team (DART) of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) and volunteers returned from Poland last week to survey ways volunteers from the United States might engage and serve Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invasion of their homeland.

Formerly incarcerated man finds Christ through outdoor kids’ ministry

FINCASTLE, Va. (BP) – Jason Gravely, a formerly incarcerated man now a part of Fincastle Baptist Church, said his skeptical search for God concluded with his involvement in the outdoor kids’ ministry program at the church, where he found spiritual answers and discipleship.

Extreme poverty grows by 97 million globally in COVID-19, new report says

BALTIMORE, Md. (BP) – At least 97 million more people have fallen into extreme poverty globally since the COVID-19 pandemic began two years ago, World Relief said in a study released March 15 on the second anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic.