This afternoon Baptist Press reported that Prestonwood Baptist Church would resume their Cooperative Program giving. The article specifies their giving will be without designation, meaning there will be no redirection of funds away from any specific entities. This is a welcome resolution to an issue that had gone mostly quiet since Russell Moore and ERLC […]
Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference Scholarship. Each of these 30 recipients will receive $1,000 for travel and other expenses to attend all sessions of the SBC Pastors’ Conference and SBC Annual Meeting. These recipients pastor average-sized SBC churches and wouldn’t be able to attend without these scholarship funds. About […]
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Yesterday William Thornton wrote about The Bizzare Cases of Strangers Speaking at Funerals. William recommended against “the growing trend of an informal, almost ad hoc service where various family members and friends may speak as well as the minister or ministers”. The article had a number of points about funerals that I would affirm as good advice […]
We’ve got some big news to announce today. Our team has been working to maximize the benefit of this year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference for those of us who pastor average-sized churches. Our speakers are drawn from that demographic. The Caskey Center, our major partner for this year’s PC, specializes in equipping what they call “smaller-membership churches.” […]
The SBC Executive Committee appointed a 22-member Young Leaders Advisory Committee to explore ways to engage young leaders in SBC life. Baptist Press reported on the council and their initial work last week. Quoted from the BP article, SBC EC Vice President Ken Weathersby said: “The council is working to provide concrete ways for young […]
We’re about 80 days out from the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference. This year’s conference is designed to highlight expository preaching from 12 pastors of average-sized SBC churches. This hasn’t been tried before, but as plans have come together I’m even more optimistic than ever this format is going to be a huge blessing. Since I’ve seen […]