Does Jesus give Christians the authority to handle criminal offenses and accusations in the church without going to the governing authorities?
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.
Baptist21 is excited to announce a two-year partnership with the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. IJM rescues slaves, works with police to throw slave owners in jail, and work to put the slave trade out of business. IJM has rescued more than 49,000 people […]
Nearly three weeks ago, news broke that a large-scale investigation had been undertaken by the Houston Chronicle outlining twenty years of more than seven hundred sexual abuse claims across Southern Baptist churches. This news has hit the SBC hard. It has revealed a weak and pathetic approach to handling cases of sexual abuse on the part […]
We were sitting on cushions pushed up against the wall in the front room of her house built into the mountainside in Veles, Macedonia. We had brought her dad, a Roma man who lives in the community where we were ministering, to visit her. She took a slow sip from her coffee as she […]
While speaking at the 2018 Unite Conference, church planter Clint Darst, spoke on some of the important steps needed to help leads one’s church towards greater ethnic diversity. We at Baptist21 found this brief talk to be of value, and we hope you and your elder teams will as well. To learn more […]
The Power of The Global Church by Melissa Russell Melissa is the Chief Advancement Officer at IJM, leading the teams responsible for IJM’s constituent, government and institutional partnerships. She drives the core strategies and engagements that fuel IJM’s growth around the globe. My own personal “Freedom Sunday” happened in 2006 when my pastor in Austin, […]
The Next Generation of Justice Brian Cress Brian Cress serves as IJM’s Director of Denomination and Youth Mobilization. He is the author, “10 Minute Moments Seeking Justice”, the creator of IJM’s “24 Hour Justice Experience” and the youth curriculums “Questions to Live By” and “Evil and Suffering”. Prior to joining IJM in 2007, Brian served […]
The New Activist by Eddie Kaufholz This week’s special guest writer is Eddie Kaufholz. Eddie is the host of The New Activist, a podcast that features conversations with activists and leaders tackling some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues from the frontlines of the war against injustice. In addition, Eddie is on The RELEVANT Podcast and […]
IJM Justice Series (Part Five) by Johnny Bido This blog is part of a special series released jointly between Baptist21 and International Justice Mission (IJM). Today’s post is written by Johnny Bido, who serves as IJM’s Director of Mobilization and Advocacy in the Dominican Republic, where he and his team combat the sex trafficking of […]