Pastoral Ministry

A Bi-Vocational Opportunity for Church Planters & Pastors

A Bi-Vocational Opportunity for Church Planters & Pastors By Ted Richard Imagine working 2 days each month bi-vocationally, and getting full medical benefits for you and your family for under $300 per month. Now consider the fact that this job would also allow you the opportunity to teach the Bible, share the gospel, counsel, and […]

Leading Towards Greater Diversity

    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 […]

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 […]

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