2021 B21 Lunch Panel

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will once again host our annual B21 Lunch Panel at the SBC Annual Meeting. This will be our 13th year hosting this panel. EVENT INFO: Join us Tuesday, June 15th, in Nashville, TN. This event will begin at the conclusion of the morning session and end prior to the start of the afternoon session, tentatively, (12PM – 2PM). For this …

B21 Podcast with Clint Darst

Pastor Clint Darst, a church planter from King’s Cross Church in Greensboro, NC, was our latest guest on the podcast. Topics discussed include encouraging/discouraging aspects of the SBC, Clint’s journey into the ministry, and lessons learned through leading a growing, multi-ethnic/multi-generational church. New episodes of our podcast go live every Tuesday. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to stay up-to-date with the …

B21 Podcast with Phil Newton

Pastor, author, professor, and church planter, Dr. Phil Newton, was our recent guest on the B21 Podcast. Dr. Newton has a wide breadth of experience in ministry and raising up future leaders. During our two part discussion, we spent much of our time together conversing on plurality in leadership, pastoring, complementarianism, the church, and more. As an author, Dr. Newton …

8 Strengths of Plural Leadership

By Branton Burleson Several years ago a pastor friend from a nearby Baptist church invited me to share with his congregation some biblical teaching on plural elder leadership. As I waited for the service to begin that evening, a display in the church’s foyer caught my attention. It was the original minutes from the founding meeting of the church in …

How An Ounce of Prevention Saves You Cash and Keeps You Healthy: Three reasons preventive care is the best medicine for your health and your wallet

By Scott Charbonneau, Managing Director of Insurance Business Development Did you know the most valuable benefit of almost any insurance plan is free? Nearly all major health plans include preventive care benefits with no out-of-pocket expenses when you seek care within your plan’s network. Plus, these benefits are built into all health plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act …

B21 Podcast – Interview with Aaron Menikoff

We had a great time recording with Pastor Aaron Menikoff at the recent Feed My Sheep Conference in Atlanta, GA. During our time talking with Aaron, we discussed Baptist Associationalism, the SBC at large, issues related to cooperation, along with Aarons’ take on the Conservative Baptist Network. Click below to hear this important two-part podcast. New episodes of our podcast …

B21 Podcast with Juan Sanchez

Pastor Juan Sanchez from High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, TX recently joined us on the B21 Podcast. Juan and Nate discussed a variety of topics such as encouraging/discouraging elements of the SBC, multi-ethnic ministry in 2020, and what Juan would do if he were made Pope of the SBC. New episodes of our podcast go live every Tuesday. Be …

6 Steps to Develop a Solid Budget Plan for Your Church: Prioritizing Compensation Planning is a Key to Financial Stewardship

By Shawn Dorrough, Senior Relationship Manager in Retirement Solutions Prioritizing Compensation Planning is a Key to Financial Stewardship As churches evaluate their budget each year, they often seek ways to stretch limited budget dollars to cover a myriad of God-honoring goals — from weekly services and congregational care to missions and ministry outreach. The biblical obligation to provide well for …

B21 Podcast with Andrew Walker

Join us for a two-part episode with Dr. Andrew Walker, Ethics Professor at the Southern Baptist Theology Seminary. Prior to academia, Dr. Walker served at the ERLC and has written on various topics such as human dignity, politics, transgenderism, and marriage. In our two part discussion, we cover a wide range of issues, including: Christian nationalism, public witness, societal change, …

B21 Podcast – Update & Discussion on Daniel

The B21 Podcast is back for a new year of content! In this first episode, our host, Nate Akin, provides an overview of where we hope to go in 2021. We also include a special guest segment from the Christ-Centered & Clear podcast – a helpful resource for those that desire to read the Bible in a Christ-centered fashion. New …