Pastoral Ministry

Message Mondays: “The Person of Rest” by Jed Coppenger

This week’s sermon… Name: Dr. Jedidiah Coppenger           Jedidiah Coppenger is the pastor and founder of Redemption City Church in Franklin, TN. Growing up, Jed played basketball at North Greenville University, where he became a Christian. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he didn’t become a Christian until he […]

The Cross and Family Sins: Redemption, Hope, and Healing

The Cross and Family Sins Redemption, Hope, and Healing by Dr. Russell Moore A few years ago, I felt my knees buckle as I knelt down during the closing hymn at the church where I preached at the time, to receive a trembling little four-year-old boy who took my hand and said, “Can you please […]

Message Mondays: “Biblical Community” by Chul Yoo

This week’s Sermon Name: Pastor Chul Yoo Chul Yoo is the senior pastor of Christ Community, a plant located just north of Washington, D.C. Previously, Pastor Chul has worked at a Christian substance abuse center in South Carolina and has pastored in Illinois and Georgia. He is married to Lauri, his college sweetheart, and they have three […]

Message Mondays: “Grace Changes Everything” by Clint Darst

This week’s Sermon Name: Pastor Clint Darst Clint has been married to his best friend, Rachel, for 10+ years. They have 3 children. Clint has been in vocational ministry for more than a decade and is finishing up his M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked for Campus Outreach as a Campus Director […]

Conflict Among Fellow Elders

For the nearly twenty years I’ve been in vocational ministry, I’ve always served in a setting that understood the need for a plurality of elders. Prior to this, I served as a lay elder for a number of years as well. I’m grateful for the foundation of a Biblical ecclesiology that others laid as a […]

Message Mondays: “Advancing the Gospel as a Church” by Eric Bancroft

Beginning today, on Mondays, Baptist21 will highlight a weekly sermon. It is our hope to expose our readers to faithful expositors and faithful exposition. Many of these featured sermons will come from pastors’ connected to Baptist21, the Pillar Network, and the larger SBC.  Please consider adding our “Message Mondays” to your weekly routine! This Week’s Sermon […]

Queue’s and Limbs in Church Planting and Renewal

Today we welcome Dr. Mark Coppenger as a guest writer on Baptist21. Dr. Coppenger is Professor of Christian Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and managing editor of the online Kairos Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at @mcoppenger. When I sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry, some thought it odd that I […]

The Frequently Overlooked Part of Leading Change in the Church

This is a guest post by John Mark Harrison, Lead Pastor at Apex Baptist Church in Apex, North Carolina. You can follow John Mark on Twitter here. One of the great challenges of pastoring a church is shepherding people through seasons of change. Most people don’t enjoy change, but change does not have to be […]