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StepUp Ministry celebrates 25 years in Triangle
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RALEIGH – StepUp Ministry recently hosted a gallery of photographs at Marbles Kids Museum to celebrate 25 years of service to unemployed, low-income individuals in the Triangle. Nearly 350 guests attended to view the photographic journey, Faces of Transformation, of five StepUp participants. The stories depicted in the gallery represent only five of
 
Be a kingdom builder, Part 1
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Everyone has influence. We all influence someone. And God expects us to be good stewards of that influence for His kingdom’s sake. He didn’t give us our influence for selfish purposes on our part, but so that we might share the good news about him – so that we could be Kingdom builders. What exactly is a “kingdom builder?”
 
When a child dies
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. – "A wound that will eventually stop bleeding, but will never, ever stop hurting" is how a friend described the death of his child. I can only hope I never experience such a wound. Two deaths have had a profound impact on me in the past couple of weeks: A family that I know in Oregon lost a precious 18-year-old daughter in a car
 
Pastor salaries not keeping pace
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist pastors has not kept pace with inflation over the past two years, while salaries for other full-time ministers and office staff increased at a rate higher than national inflation. These findings are part of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Compensation Study, an in-depth survey of
 
Singles belong in church leadership
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Each time I read a well-intentioned article on how to make the most of your single years, I scan down to the author's bio and often discover that, sure enough, he's married to his college sweetheart, pulling advice from a brief period of singleness years ago. Even at 33, I'm a spring chicken to some of the seasoned single men and women before me. These
 
Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastors
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
NASHVILLE – One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Most Protestant senior pastors (66 percent) seldom speak to their congregation about mental illness. That includes
 

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