Is a Medical Sharing Plan a Smart Alternative to Medical Coverage? At this time of year, we are enjoying cooler weather, fall color in the trees, football games and pumpkin spice everything. If you are the individual at your ministry who oversees employee benefits, you may be sipping that pumpkin spice latte while poring over […]
Let’s start with some great news: Generosity is thriving across all generations. Perhaps that feels like an inconsistent statement when you look at the reality that less than 10% of younger generations (Gen Z and Millennials) would say they most frequently choose to be generous through monetary giving. Beyond younger generations, the numbers are not […]
Social media chatter has revealed mixed reactions to the Sunday services rap megastar Kanye West is holding. West professed saving faith in Jesus Christ, and for the past year or so, he has been hosting servicesto be “a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care […]
Top 5 FAQs Regarding Minister’s Housing Allowance What the Recent Court Victory Means for You by Greg Love It’s everyone’s favorite topic —taxes! That’s right! Today we’re talking about minister’s housing allowance —where it stands today, how we got here and what it means for you. In a handful of cases heard in the early 2010s, the […]
How Can a Survivor Thrive After Sexual Abuse? by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg Abuse has, tragically, been a part of the story of more people than we dared imagine. And the devastating truth is that much of this abuse has happened within the church, by those who proclaim God’s name. Jenn Greenberg is one of those […]
By Jessica Burke When Rosaria Butterfield was first invited by Pastor Ken Smith to dinner at his house over twenty years ago, she was antagonistic towards the gospel. She was a tenured dean at Syracuse University immersed in a feminist, lesbian community. She hated Christians like Ken and his wife Floy and only accepted his […]
Does Jesus give Christians the authority to handle criminal offenses and accusations in the church without going to the governing authorities?
Baptist21 would like to feature a key event coming up from one of our strategic partners that we think is well worth your time. On October 15th through the 17th, the Pillar Church Planting Network will host their premier, annual event: the Unite Conference, near Raleigh, NC. While Unite 2019 will cover a wide variety of topics pertinent to […]
Baptist 21 loves seeing new believers baptized. That’s why we are excited for the push by SBC President J.D. Greear and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention to see believers baptized on September 8th! (They are both encouraging the use of the hashtags #FilltheTank and #BaptismSunday for those participating and here are further resources). […]
This is not just a problem “out there” in the culture. It has impacted people in our pews and people we are trying to reach with the gospel.