Thousands of delegates at the denomination's annual meeting in New Orleans were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is "the exclusive union of one man and one woman."
A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists were considering a resolution Wednesday opposing the idea that gay rights are the same as civil rights.
The election is a big step for a denomination that was formed out of a pre-Civil War split with northern Baptists over slavery and for much of the last century had a reputation for supporting segregation.
The proposed amendment will appear on the Aug. 7 statewide ballot.
Forty-two of the 47 plaintiffs who settled claims against the diocese say that the diocese hasn't lived up to the requirements of the settlement.
Bikers can come to church in their leather and do-rags at the Son Riders Motorcycle Church. Son Riders provides a nontraditional Christian community of worship aimed at making bikers feel welcome.
Pastor. Chaplain. Sheriff? Meet Mike Bonham, the pastor of a Maries County church and the county chaplain. He's running for Osage County Sheriff, with faith and law enforcement in the balance.
Through popular music, worship activities and conversation, The Altar at Olivet Christian Church looks to engage worshippers in new ways.
The Lapines, who are the co-directors of Columbia's first and only Chabad house, hope to expand their outreach, as well as their services by next year.
For the children who are part of the league, the game isn't about winning or losing — it's about kindness, compassion and learning to play. There's also a strong faith component.
Broadway Christian Church held an early Easter service behind the church on Sunday morning.
Churchgoers in Columbia attended Easter services complete with choirs, organs and a brass ensemble.
More than 15 local churches and about 80 attendees participated in an ecumenical Good Friday service at First Presbyterian Church.
The temple located near Kansas City will be open to the public for two weeks before it is dedicated. After the dedication, only Latter-day Saints may enter.
Six panelists discussed the various perspectives regarding the Obama administration's contraception mandate at Wednesday night's Courageous Conversations on Contraception: Women's Health and Religious Freedom public forum.
The free event — intended to get audience members thinking and talking civilly about a controversial topic — will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in MU's Hulston Hall.
Congregations from across the Columbia area gathered together to observe Palm Sunday, a holy day one week before Easter, that commemorates Jesus Christ's return to Jerusalem.
Jennifer Valenti and Carrie Cooper, mothers with children who attend Catholic schools, are working to rebuild child-safety measures within the church and have pledged to follow Missouri's mandated reporting law to the letter.
The St. Paul A.M.E. Church was created when Methodist and Baptist churches got together shortly after the Civil War. Today's pastor, the Rev. Mary L. Hull-Lovett, says the present dynamic of the church is not just multigenerational but interracial.