6 Ways Social Media Impacts Your Ministry and How to Steward It Well

By John Murphy, GuideStone Managing Director of Insurance Sales Social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. Thoughts are broadcast to followers in a matter of seconds, generating quick public criticism or praise. Posts can be as entertaining as your latest vacation snapshot, as boring as your dinner plate and as controversial as the politics of …

Roe Vs. Wade Overturned

After 50 years and 63+ million babies aborted, Roe vs. Wade has been overturned and the federal government no longer recognizes abortion as a constitutional right in America. We praise the Lord for this! We are living in a truly historic time. We are now living on the backside of a law that was in existence for almost 50 years. …

Baptist21’s Guide to SBC 2022

Just like last year, B21 is providing a comprehensive guide for all things related to the SBC Annual Meeting! Additionally, we have several helpful podcasts you can listen to on your way to Anaheim so you’ll be prepared to take part in the Convention when you make it to the Golden State. B21’s Guide to the Annual Meeting Program – Check out …

Never Forsaken: How God Answered a Widow’s Prayer with Mission:Dignity

By Dr. Aaron Meraz, Director of Mission:Dignity at GuideStone You are an answer to a widow’s prayers! Jeanetta Watson served with her husband, Wendell, in Oklahoma and Texas for 45 years. Wendell, a bi-vocational pastor, always pastored small churches that could not pay a full-time minister. Some of the jobs he worked to supplement his pastoral income included selling insurance, …

Making Scripture Memorization a Part of Your Disciplined Life

Why Memorize Whole Chapters and Books of the Bible? by Andrew Davis on April 19, 2022 Recently I have begun a discipleship book with a man in our church. The book is a classic by R. Kent Hughes entitled Disciplines Of A Godly Man. He begins by making a strong case for the essential role of discipline in the Christian life. …

More Than a Story – Q&A with Truth78’s Sally Michael

This has a different feel from other Bible books written for children. Why is a book of this type – and tone – so important?  We have many children’s Bible resources consisting of collections of key Bible stories written in an engaging manner. But what seems to be lacking is a comprehensive overview covering the breadth and depth of the …

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Leading a Bible Study

HOW TO LEAD A GREAT BIBLE STUDY BY ANDY DAVIS One of my favorite ways to teach the Bible is in a small group setting in which there is the opportunity for give and take, for dynamic interaction over the sacred texts of Scripture. To prepare for such Bible studies, for years I have written out discussion questions that get …

21 Days to Childlike Prayer

BY JED COPPENGER Charles Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. He was known as the “Prince of Preachers.” If you’ve ever read one of his many available sermons from the 1800s, then you can understand why so many are still impressed with his preaching ministry.  But it was prayer that Spurgeon believed gave his …

Towards Healthier Disagreements

By Jed Coppenger When the biblical idea of “unity and diversity” becomes a reality amongst Christians, most figure out that it is a lot messier than it sounds. There’s enough sin present amongst believers to make unity impossible, apart from a massive influx of heart-transforming grace.  One of the temptations in the midst of the friction is either to be, …