Shepherds Conference for pastors set for Sept. 28 

The Shepherds Conference, which is also sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Williams Baptist University and Ouachita Baptist University, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Arkansas Baptist Children & Family Ministries’ central office, 9701 W. Markham St., in Little Rock.  

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New strategies emerge as Japanese churches face future without pastors

TOKYO (BP) – Japan’s population is aging. Almost 30 percent of its population is 65 years old and older. This statistic is affecting church planting, church health and church growth. International Mission Board missionaries and Japanese Christians must answer the question, “Who will lead the next generation of believers?”

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