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Sunday is End-Times Warfare

  Mrs. Spencer sits in her pew, the same one she sits in every week, and takes out her Bible. She knows the time will come when the pastor will announce today’s text. Until then, she waits. The “Welcome” does not really apply to her, because the young pastor seems to want to make the […]

3 Ways to Minister to Individuals with Special Needs

  In honor of World Down Syndrome Day we wanted to run this helpful and timely piece by Joseph Stegall, Lead Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Nolensville, TN.   On March 29 2012, my life was changed forever.  That was the day that my wife gave birth to our fourth daughter, Eden, who was unexpectedly […]

Lessons Learned From Church Revitalization Part 2: Lead Your People

  I recently completed my first six months of my first pastorate in a position that would probably be characterized by the experts as a “revitalization effort.” I had done my research. I had read up on church revitalization, what to do in your first six months, how to shape gospel-centered ministries, etc. But of […]

Lessons Learned From Church Revitalization Part One: Don’t Do Church

  I recently completed my first six months of my first pastorate in a position that would probably be characterized by the experts as a “revitalization effort.” I had done my research. I had read up on church revitalization, what to do in your first six months, how to shape gospel-centered ministries, etc. But of […]

Resources from Baptist Leaders Past and Present

  On Thanksgiving Day we put out a post asking for you to reply back with the Baptist leaders who helped change your life. The responses held names of monumental leaders, both past and present. To follow up we though we would compile post with quick links to resources by some of these leaders so […]

Election 2016 Thoughts – Part Two: Trump Support Could Hurt Our Gospel Witness

  I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Political Science. I used to be obsessed and easily rattled by the results of elections. In almost all of those elections, I thought there was a clear candidate who should be elected for the good of the American people. Then along comes this election! […]

Prayer for Revival, America, and Context

  “If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from […]

Life Lessons for a New Pastor

  Today we’re featuring a post by B21’s long-time friend, Jimmy Scroggins. Jimmy is the Lead Pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach. Below he shares some key insights and wisdom for new pastors learned from his own transition.   Prior to being called to pastor Family Church, I had served as a teaching pastor […]

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