Pastoral Ministry

Mergers – Breakout Session from Unite 2018

Four years into a stagnant church plant, the leaders of Cross Fellowship knew something had to be done… Providentially, God provided a solution at just the right time: a merger with a new, like-minded church plant team. A year later, the two congregations are fully united, meeting in a new, downtown facility, reaching the lost, and […]

Persevering in Family – Session II from the 2018 Unite Conference

Have you ever felt the pressure from balancing family, the legitimate needs of your flock, and your responsibility to faithfully prepare a sermon for Sunday? We’ve all been there at some point… If you’re struggling with this now, please take the time to listen to this powerful sermon by Pastor Jose Abella, delivered at the Unite Conference […]

Persevering in the Ministry – Session I from the 2018 Unite Conference

  Last week marked the 6th annual Unite Conference, hosted by the Pillar Network in joint partnership with Baptist21. While this conference addressed a wide variety of subject matters pertinent to pastors and church planters alike, the primary focus emphasized persevering in the ministry. The conference speakers provided numerous insights to help us run faithful races […]

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 […]

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