Pastoral Ministry

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well

Resources To Help Your Church Care Well The Report “Caring Well” a Report from the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group Earlier this month, the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group released their findings in a 52 page report.  Download it here: https://caringwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SBC-Caring-Well-Report-June-2019.pdf “Top Ten Takeaways from Report” Phillip Bethancourt highlights ten key observations from the Caring Well report. […]

Replant: Covenant Hope’s Story

In the fall of 2017, Good Hope Baptist Church in Youngsville, NC needed a change. Despite a 200-year legacy of preaching, evangelism, and service, Good Hope was on a trajectory of joining the 1,000 SBC churches that close their doors every year. With hope for the future of their church, Good Hope started conversations with the […]

Revitalization with Dr. Andy Davis – B21 Podcast – Part 2

The second installment of our interview with Andy Davis is now live. In this episode, Nate Akin and Dr. Davis dig deeper, exploring what practices are best for leading healthy churches. Subscribe to our podcast or stream this episode at the following channels: iTunes Spotify Google Play

Baptist Ecclesiology: with Dr. John Hammett

Dr. John Hammett is the Senior Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and few have contributed more to Baptist ecclesiological studies. In our latest episode of the B21 podcast, Nate Akin converses with Dr. Hammet on ecclesiology, regenerate church membership, and what Akin believes to be the single best ecclesiology book on […]

The Pastor and Depression

The Pastor and Depression by Chris Dilley  Admitting There is a Problem  The role of the Christian pastor is a serious one. The Bible shows us just how serious in passages like Hebrews 13:17: “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give […]

Taking Training to the Next Level

Taking Training to the Next Level with Ministry Grid by Stuart Owens One of the biggest challenges we face as a church is how to train our people. We believe strongly that our role as pastors is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry,” but we’ve found it increasingly difficult to get […]

Lessons Learned in Church Planting

Our friends at the Pillar Network sat down with church planter Fabian Portunato, lead pastor of Revolution Church in Miami, Florida, to discuss one thing he knows now that he wishes he knew prior to launching. Watch his response below.

The Benefits of Multigenerational Churches

When my neighbors celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, our cul-de-sac was full with their guests’ cars who had come to celebrate with them. The generations of their family that came to visit represented the legacy of love that they are passing down through their covenant of marriage.              Several times a year, my church gets together […]

Sexual Abuse and the Future of the SBC

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 […]

Free Tax Guide for Ministers

By Greg Love Having been a pastor myself and now serving churches at GuideStone®, I understand that ministers are unique in the financial world — especially when it comes to taxes. Think about it.  Between the special tax considerations for ministers, reporting requirements of both active and retired pastors and the implications of housing allowance, ministers differ greatly […]

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