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  • Page: Churches & stewardship key to SBC honoring God

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (29 days ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- God wants "everything we do to bring Him glory," Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, noted.

    The church must be a focal point where God's glory is evident, Page stated during the opening session of the EC's Feb. 19-20 meeting in Nashville.

    Page read two verses from the apostle Paul in Scripture, Ephesians 3:20-21, to open his message: Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Raising debt-free children

    by Elizabeth Owens, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (5 months ago)

    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

    by Art Rainer, posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (5 months ago)

    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 costs

    by Myriah Snyder/Kentucky Western Recorder, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (7 months ago)

    CAMPTON, 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 lives

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (7 months ago)

    CHICAGO (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?

    by Randy Bennett, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (8 months ago)

    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 planner

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    GRAPEVINE, 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

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, June 19, 2017 (9 months ago)

    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 stewardship

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (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