The Southern Baptist Convention's International Missions Board has announced that it will close its communications center in Virginia and lay off as many as 30 employees stateside as the entity moves forward with its two-phase organizational reset in an attempt to balance its budget by the end of 2017.
The IMB, which represents over 40,000 churches and 16 million members worldwide, announced last Thursday that organization will close its Richmond communications center by April 29 as it proceeds with the second phase of its plan to address its budget deficit.
Although 10 staff members of the facility will be transitioned to new roles within the IMB, a statement received by The Christian Post explains that 30 staff members have been presented with the option to continue their employment until the office's closure in April. more >>
Every January the United States remembers a profoundly influential historical figure named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An outspoken champion of racial equality and an ordained Baptist minister, King made many memorable statements about spiritual and cultural struggles, and victories.
Below are just some of the many words he spoke during his public career both as a man of God and a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. more >>
International protests are being planned throughout the month of January after the Norwegian government removed five children from their Christian parents under accusations of "religious indoctrination."
Protests are planned for the rest of January in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Austria, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, Poland, and Australia, along with several other countries to speak out against the recent separation of five Christian children from their parents at the hands of government officials.
In November 2015, Norway's child welfare services, known as Barnevernet, removed five children, including three sons and two daughters, from parents Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, residents of Naustdal and members of the Pentecostal Church. more >>
Although Christians might wish for more answers during times of adversity, turning to God is the most hopeful thing one can do, the Rev. Billy Graham advises in an installment of "Answers" on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Graham addressed the question of what one should do when faced with extreme adversity, writing in the Q&A posted on Friday that although one's struggles might appear insurmountable, they will seem far more manageable with the help of God.
His comments come after an inquirer explains their physical disability and adds: "You'll probably tell me to turn to God, but what good will that do? God isn't going to heal me. I don't think He even cares." more >>
After being publicly ousted and delivered from infidelity to his gospel singing wife, Tina Campbell, musician Teddy Campbell is taking on the call of ministry by leading Bible study.
Teddy's Los Angeles-based Bible study is called The Front Line and seeks to bring men 18 and older together for knowledge, revelation, wisdom and power.
"There is a lot of things I did not know about the Bible. But when I started reading to find out how to be a man, God showed me who He really was and who He intended for me to be," Teddy wrote about the Bible study he leads. "It changed my life and it continues to do so. This Bible study will be informative and empowering, I promise! And it'll just be a cool place to come hang out!" more >>
For those searching to find true purpose in life, comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey has a bit of advice. In a video Harvey posted to Facebook Wednesday, the "Family Feud" host urges the show's studio audience to pursue the inner gifts that God has planted within them, and to take the "jump."
In his heart-to-heart chat, Harvey talks about an inner gift he says is within every individual. "God, when he created all of us, gave every last one of us a gift at birth. He never created a soul without endowing them with a gift."
The TV personality explains that those gifts aren't always the seemingly glamorous kinds that land people in front of audiences, like singing and dancing, but other equally noble talents like cooking, baking, landscaping, drawing, or barbering. more >>