This issue is dedicated to church planting in the United States.
The growing trend in our Western culture of people having “non-Christian faith” or “no faith/unaffiliated” comes as no surprise.
Regular Baptist Ministries announces the appointment of David Gunn as director of Regular Baptist Press.
A leader of Converge addresses the importance of church planting.
The most effective way to reach the millions of lost people living around us is to plant new churches. But a mind-set change must precede a church planting movement.
Every local church should be involved in church multiplication in some manner, though not necessarily in the same way.
A healthy church is a reproducing church.
In honor of the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day, this article is the fifth in a series exploring the history and significance of the Protestant Reformation from a Baptist perspective.
At Involve Church, leaders focus on plugging people into a life of ministry through discipleship and service.
An interview with four Baptist missions agencies.
The September/October issue focuses on the relevance today of the five solas—those elegant expressions of Biblical truth that rose out of the Reformation.
Are you willing to walk at Jesus’ speed, or will you rush ahead because Jesus seems to be walking too slowly?
There is much in the spirit of the Reformation that resonates deeply and powerfully with Baptists, and rightly so.
Scriptural authority was the foundational issue for the Protestant Reformers.
Martin Luther wrestled with how a perfect, holy, sinless God could ever accept a sinful, unrighteous person into His righteous presence.
One of the most distinctive teachings of that faith, separating it from all other belief systems, is the resounding truth of grace (sola gratia).
Scripture clearly teaches that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.
The more we connect God’s grace with His glory, the more we can see how this glory can be a part of our daily lives.
This fourth article in a Reformation Day series explores the history and significance of the Protestant Reformation from a Baptist perspective.
In this issue, Ryan Day reminds readers about “Longing for His Appearing,” while Brian Richard’s “September 23, Revelation 12, and the Rapture” warns about teachers who go overboard on eschatology.
By John Greening Editor’s note: This issue’s “Front Row” is taken from the GARBC’s annual report for 2017. Read the entire report on pages 55–64 …
By Ryan Day “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on …
Teaching eschatology is important, even though some teachers go overboard.
John Greening to retire after two decades of faithful service.
A letter from David E. Strope, chairman of the National Representative Search Committee.
In honor of the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day, this article is the third in a series exploring the history and significance of the Protestant Reformation from a Baptist perspective.
Five more important principles for perpetuating sound practices.
A conversation with Clare Jewell of Regular Baptist Church Planting.
Christians today face enormous challenges living out their faith in the public square. This issue of the Baptist Bulletin focuses on precisely those challenges.
If you see a tired ministry in the mirror, don’t settle for same old, same old. There are new possibilities to consider!
Five important principles for perpetuating sound practices.
It’s a bird; it’s a plane; no, it’s a . . . Flying Spaghetti Monster? Responding to scorn in an age of derision.
When social media and friends collide.
In honor of the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day, this article is the second in a series exploring the history and significance of the Protestant Reformation from a Baptist perspective.
Camping ministries foster spiritual growth and lasting change.
People in the military need your pastor. They need his prayers, and they need him as their chaplain.
On April 10, Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, bringing the nation’s highest court to full strength for the first time since the late Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last February.
This issue considers three death-related subjects: abortion, mourning, and the believer’s death to sin/self. Kimberly Ross gives an update in “The Battle against Abortion,” while …
While a few Baptist churches are in Hazleton, Pa., only one is focused on starting a multiethnic church.
Two schools have joined our host of advertisers: Cedarville University and Bob Jones University.
The fight to protect and give a voice to the unborn continues.
Biblical guidance for helping the bereaved.
Living a life dead to sin means picking up our cross each day.
Martin Luther: The champion of justification by faith.
An update on Regular Baptist Church Planting.
This issue is dedicated to helping pastors improve their communication.
Today the fields of hermeneutics and homiletics may be reflecting the spirit of our age and may have created a movement that could be titled “Preaching of the Absurd.”
Every preacher is in a constant battle with the clock. The use of metaphors is a valuable means of solving the problem of what can be left out of a sermon without weakening it as a whole.
Biblical languages, history, and doctrine are little more than technical jargon if they are not wed with an often-overlooked dimension of quality preaching—imagination.
When the phone rings at 2:45 a.m., you know it’s something momentous. When you’re chaplain of your local police department, you know it’s bad news.
In education, business, and organizations, best practices—the correct and most effective commercial or professional procedures—set the standard for excellence. Following these guidelines improves efficiency and …
We used to think that obedience to the Great Commission, reaching all nations, meant going across the ocean. All it means now is going to Walmart.
Is homosexuality a choice? Is same-sex attraction sinful? Should we expect same-sex attraction to change into opposite-sex attraction?
This was a first for me—attending back-to-back Sunday services of three separate congregations, each representing a different ethnicity, with all three meeting in the same building.
When you apply Biblical truth, how much of your understanding is colored by the culture? This issue explores matters such as civic responsibility (“Civic Responsibility …
The profound influence of higher-education instructors.
Are we elevating man-driven human rights over God-given natural rights?
Ungodly influences led to segregation in churches; Biblical unity can end it.
Ministering among migrant workers.
Take a fresh look at Sunday School and the purposes it serves today.
The ministry behind the ministry for young people working at summer camps.
The September/October issue provides a loving, Biblical response to the LGBT movement.
The Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association launches Sunday School curriculum for urban ministries.
A loving, Biblical response to the LGBT movement.
Coming to grips with a growing trend.
Ten lessons from a seasoned Biblical counselor.
Is the story of Jesus copied from pagan beliefs and traditions?
An overview of the 2016 GARBC Conference.
Remembering Aggie Haik, missionary in Northeast Brazil.
Why your church should take a long, hard look at Kids4Truth Clubs.
A look at what’s ahead for the church planting initiative.
Our theology has practical ramifications.
Bold and big—these words describe the work of the Council of Eighteen and the administrative team of Regular Baptist Churches during the past year.
A survey and diagnosis of several major theological errors on the market today.
50-day prayer campaign for Regular Baptist Church Planting.
It is vitally important to keep your church’s belief statement up to date.
A Baptist church gives its foundational and governing documents a complete makeover.
A week of camp is still making a difference in the lives of students.
Choosing a theological system isn’t just a theoretical matter—the practical ramifications are massive.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of online giving.
The ins and outs of teaching systematic theology in a local church setting.
A church’s testimony about Kids4Truth.
Much of this issue is dedicated to remembering Mark Jackson, a leader in several areas of Regular Baptist life.
By Greg Linscott “In days gone by, the independent Baptist movement was like a pie,” observed Steve Pettit, president of Bob Jones University. “Each segment …
“Eternity for every child of God will be a permanent state of blissful service, worship, and glory,” Dr. Mark Jackson wrote. On March 7, Dr. Jackson’s eternity began. He was 87.
Read seven tributes to Dr. Mark Jackson, who went Home to be with his Lord on March 7, 2016.
In 1981, Mark Jackson delivered this sermon at the association’s annual conference. We believe it perfectly captures the Christ-centered heartbeat that characterized his entire ministry.
Summer is coming, and along with summer come thoughts of camp. Camp is fun for sure, but there are more benefits to a week away at a Christian camp.
One of the most precious of all truths to me as a Bible-believing Christian is that the Bible tells me all I need to know about the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the first time in almost 50 years, executive directors of camps in the National Association of Regular Baptist Camps met with leaders and employees of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
The United States is now the third largest mission field in the world. The most effective way to bring light into this darkness is by …
Time is a precious commodity. But one thing that would make your to-do list substantially easier is this: invest in the strategic development of your church’s website.
The gospel transforms lives, shapes worldviews, and changes culture. So does it matter if we call the world around us to moral standards?
By John Greening I wonder what Timothy would have said if he had been asked to preach the memorial service for the apostle Paul. Certainly …
While American primary voters are deciding who they think will, among other things, best keep America safe, this issue of the Baptist Bulletin considers Biblical teaching on security.
By John Greening The opportunity to connect with pastors and church leaders through our Regular Baptist Web Community makes for an enjoyable and gratifying experience …
Does the Bible give Christians the right to use lethal force in defending themselves and their families? What is the individual’s right to self-defense?
Should Christians serve in the military? For me and for many other Christians, the answer is yes!
Many stories of God’s goodness can be recounted from the life of Dr. Gary Anderson of Baptist Mid-Missions. These stories may never have unfolded, however, were it not for grace.
If welcoming strangers in churches also potentially invites horror and tragedy, how can any church risk receiving visitors into their midst?
A pastor and his family are teaching basic Bible truths in public schools, even the middle school and alternative high school.
Get to know Rev. Vernon Rosenau, president of Baptist Mid-Missions, as he shares his heart for BMM and his passion for the Great Commission.
Christ-centered preaching has become a dividing wall between Jesus’ followers. If we are going to proclaim Christ from the Old Testament in a responsible way, we need to clear up some common misunderstandings, then chart the way forward.
Positioning itself as a resource for reproducing churches, the GARBC introduces its Regular Baptist church-planting initiative in an article by David Burman Jr. Meanwhile, “The …
I need your help. As 2016 gets under way, our GARBC Resource Center will send a packet of material to churches in the fellowship. The …
The GARBC is developing a dedicated initiative to facilitate the planting of Regular Baptist churches.
The 2016 GARBC Conference will explore Christ in the Old Testament in depth.
A church’s testimony of God’s work in breaking barriers and realizing possibilities.
The Christian church in America, we are often told, finds itself on the brink of collapse. We are happy to report that the rumors of the church’s death throes have been greatly exaggerated!
Among the many ways churches can be planted, intentionally parenting a daughter church is possibly the best approach. In fact, it is often far easier to plant a new church than to revitalize a dying one.
Four suggestions for communicating with unchurched adults.