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FIRST-PERSON: Raising debt-free children
In teaching children about money, Elizabeth Owens notes it is better "to let them make some bad choices with a few dollars -- and learn from it -- than to make bad choices later on with many more dollars." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Our double-edged smartphones
Smartphones, Art Rainer writes, have both positive and negative effects, from mobile giving to impulse purchases. Don't "waste precious time" using them "on insignificant comforts," he counsels. Read More
Solar power: church to aid community & lower costsCAMPTON, Ky. (BP) -- A Kentucky church is embracing solar power as a means to help the community and reduce their carbon footprint.
Campton Baptist Church, part of the Red River Baptist Association, has installed 80 solar panels on the roof of the church, a project sponsored and installed by SonLight Power, an Ohio-based nonprofit that provides renewable electricity to communities worldwide. This was their first project in the United States.
Campton's pastor, Gary Conner, sees the project as a "way to invest in the community." Read More
Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city livesCHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.
Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.
Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Is your pastor able to retire?
Randy Bennett examines the financial realities many pastors may face as they approach retirement. God will bless a church that participates in a retirement plan for its pastor, he writes. Read More
Pastor compensation studied by financial plannerGRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- It happens often in Southern Baptist life: A church offers a prospective pastor a salary it thinks is reasonable, and the pastor -- not wanting to appear greedy -- begrudgingly accepts.
But down the road, when tax season arrives or when retirement approaches, the pastor realizes he should have spoken up. Read More
Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says
Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God, and the Bible has plenty to say about managing God's resources God's way, a group of pastors said during the President's Panel on Stewardship June 14 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. Read More
Baptists must be 'correct,' Page says of stewardshipNASHVILLE (BP) -- The use of God's resources -- stewardship -- will gain a strengthened emphasis in Southern Baptist life, Frank S. Page said in addressing the SBC Executive Committee in Nashville.
"If we do not get the issue of stewardship correct, the work to which God is calling us will simply not be done in a way that would honor Him and glorify Him as He would wish," Page, president of the Executive Committee, said during the opening session of the EC's Feb. 20-21 meeting. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Gleanings on giving
Ever since giving a $5 offering from his first ministry paycheck of $45 years ago, Chuck Lawless has continued to discover the vitality of giving to his church. Read More