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March 2015 Issue

Despite Five-Year Declines in Per Capita Giving, Church Membership
Despite a five-year decline in church membership and a corresponding decrease in per capita giving, the national portion of CP shows signs of rebounding through the first four months of fiscal 2014–2015.
As Ronnie Floyd reflects on the path that has led to his service as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, he cannot deny the providence of God in every step.
Kevin Ezell issued a call to Southern Baptist churches to come alongside church planters in North America in a way that will encourage, strengthen, and provide accountability as they seek to take the Gospel to under-reached areas.
This year, seven individuals and couples, representing thousands of missionaries serving throughout the United States, Canada, and their territories, are spotlighted during NAMB’s Week of Prayer.
A preview of some of the highlights of the upcoming 2015 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Forty-four Executive Committee members were able to travel to Nashville to comprise a quorum—half of the EC’s eighty-two members, plus one—before an ice storm crippled the city during the EC’s February 16–17 meeting.
Southern Baptist churches of various sizes and in various settings are feeding the hungry in the United States.
When Ronnie Floyd was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention last summer, it was a natural extension of his life’s ministry.
This map displays political and cultural events from the past few years that have had an effect on religious liberty and biblical faith in America.
What do you do when someone you love has an addiction?
There are many reasons why we are not always enthusiastic about giving.
Jimmy Brown trusts the Lord—and uses common sense—whenever he goes fishing, whether the fishing hole is filled with lake water or the silt of an undredged life.
Twenty-three state Baptist conventions have increased the portion of Cooperative Program receipts forwarded to Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries in moving toward the goal of a 50/50 allocation between state convention causes and SBC causes, continuing an upward trend spanning several years.
Every so often, I stand in front of my wedding vows, hanging framed on the wall. Just as when I wrote the words, my heart stops on one line.