pastors

How Black pastors under 40 are trying to get their peers back into the pews

Empowerment Church in Southfield, Michigan, has a robust 1,000-member, mostly Black congregation. The Rev. Carlyle F. Stewart IV, 26, an associate pastor focused on youth and community outreach, howev...

Black pastors in Georgia press for federal voting bills

Black church leaders in Georgia vowed Tuesday to keep up their fight for federal voting rights legislation, with one pastor urging President Joe Biden to use his bully pulpit and strike deals with law...

In a COVID world, seminaries prepare pastors for new digital realities of ministry

While churches have adapted to new digital realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, seminaries also have adapted to train ministers how to lead in new ways, both online and in-person. “I think i...

White Evangelical Pastors Hesitant to Preach Vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccination rates slowed this spring, Americans’ attention turned toward the groups less likely to get the shot, including white evangelicals. The post White Evangelical Pastors Hesitant t...

Largest church in SBC ordains three women as pastors

The largest church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention ordained three women as ministers May 6, sending shock waves through the male-centric leadership of the nation’s largest non-Catholic...

United Methodist pastor’s podcast ‘Cross Over Q’ challenges QAnon, comforts its victims

Vicar Derek Kubilus hoped the conspiracy theories would calm down after the 2020 election passed and an apocalyptic event known as “The Storm” didn’t happen. The post United Methodist pastor’s podcast...

When pastors change churches during a global pandemic, it takes creativity and perseverance

That call weekend in September 2020 was one Matt Marston said he will never forget — and not only because it resulted in him becoming the senior minister of First Baptist Church in Athens, Ga. “Becaus...

Equality Act gets a hearing, Black pastors advocate for an alternative, and new national poll shows a majority opinion

As the United States Senate held its first hearing for the proposed Equality Act March 17, a group of Black Christian leaders threw their support behind a competing piece of legislation known as the F...

What I learned by listening to women pastors during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a differential impact on women. In particular, working mothers have faced a greater burden of child care and home schooling than men and have ended up leaving the work fo...

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