“Only a mile and a half away from our house is an entirely different feel to our community,” says church planter Derek Phillips. “When we began assisting in ESL [English as a Second Language] ministry, it took our understanding of our community another step further.”
Michael Nolan, director of Baptist Builders Club, has good news for six churches. While the churches had received financial aid from Baptist Builders Club in the past, their subsequent progress encouraged the board to grant or loan them additional money.
For years my friend and my church’s ministry partner H. C. Stephen has asked me to visit him in Manipur, India. I always had viable “spiritual” reasons for declining that I could hide behind. Yet H. C. continued to press, and I am very glad he did.
That event that you are planning right now, the really important one, the one that is crucial to your church’s mission and purpose—how are you going to report the story when the event is over?
Where are Christian radio and related forms of media going? Will traditional Bible-teaching programs survive as stations move toward more music and entertainment? And, more specifically, how can a local church use media to build a dynamic outreach beyond the walls of its worship center?
History remembers Robert Ketcham as a key leader, but a new book expands our understanding of the GARBC’s earliest days. One in Hope and Doctrine, released in June by Regular Baptist Press, starts with the story of a forgotten founder.
By Kevin Mungons The phrase sounds like marketing hype, but “long overdue” is an apt description for One in Hope and Doctrine, released this June …