Heritage Baptist Church in Calhoun, Ga., started a cross-making ministry that has allowed church members to share the gospel with the surrounding community. About 168 people were baptized by the church during 2020. COURTESY/Shane Parrott CALHOUN – As the Research Consultant for the mission board, I see all of the statistics from our Georgia Baptist […]
Pastor Chris Pritchett is in his seventh year as a volunteer firefighter. He now serves as a first responder in a number of capacities: as pastor, firefighter, and chaplain. COURTESY/Chris Pritchett Pastors are often first responders in times of crisis. They are there during personal tragedies and community heartache. Pastor Chris Pritchett has allowed his […]
The church has not been exempted from the impact of the global pandemic and the massive shutdown. Businesses, schools, governmental operations, and travel have all been adversely affected. Many churches have regathered for onsite worship, while many more are only offering online services. The full consequence of these necessary measures on ministries will not be […]
With COVID-19 knocking typical ministry for a loop, churches are exploring how to best meet the needs of their community. Hebron is finding those answers.
Pastor’s gathering. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index When I think about pastoring a church the question the Apostle Paul asked comes to mind, “Who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Corinthians 3:5). A lot of my friends are pastors, and most of my work is around pastors and churches. There are things that I know now that I […]
Most of us change places of ministry during our career. I realize, of course, that making changes now during COVID may seem unwise, but below are 13 mistakes I’ve seen leaders make in this process of “courting” a new ministry. Seeking God only when looking for a new position. If you spend time with God only […]
The webinar, hosted by Scott Smith, and Lorna Bius, addressed the growing food crisis in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following is part 4 in a five-part series, Finding your disciple-making sweet spot, by Scott Sullivan, Georgia Baptist Discipleship catalyst. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Equipping or enabling Does your large group gathering point guests and members to an intentional class or relationship that is designed to help with […]
Friendships with other women in the Lord are important as we walk in our faith each day. They can become a support system for us in time of need and be our encouragers as we face trials. As I was thinking of an example of friendship from the Bible, my thoughts first went to David […]
“We just want to pour love into them and that God is love.”
By Aaron EarlsNASHVILLE – Most retirement age pastors and missionaries say their current life is close to ideal, but some who have entered retirement say they could’ve been better prepared.In a survey sponsored by Shepherd’s Fold Ministries, Nashville-based LifeWay Research asked 2,451 pastors, ministers and missionaries who were retired or at least 67 years old […]
When Jesus relayed His Great Commission to His disciples, beginning in Matt. 28:18-20 and then completing in Acts 1:8, He never minced words about Who owned the territory being discussed. In fact, the Greek word “exousia” translated as “authority” or “power” in Matt. 28:18 carries with it the idea of territorial jurisdiction. In essence, Jesus […]