B21 Podcast: Regenerate Church Membership Part 2

Hear B21’s Nate Akin & Pastor Nathan Rose continue their discussion from last week in part 2 of our podcast on Regenerate Church Membership. This content is an auxiliary of our Being Baptist in the 21st Century series which focuses on exploring what it means to be a Baptist in our current context. Stay up-to-date with the latest in Baptist happenings and …

Family Under Pressure – FREE Online Event – May 12th

Join Us – May 12th from 8-9PM for a FREE webinar with Dr. Danny Akin and Dr. Mark Liederbach from Southeastern Seminary. Together, with their wives (Charlotte Akin & Harriette Liederbach), they will explore pertinent issues related to leading marriages and families during difficult days, such as our current pandemic. The format will include questions fielded by our host, Baptist21’s Nate Akin, …

B21 Podcast: Regenerate Church Membership Part I

Dive deeper with us as we continue to explore Regenerate Church Membership with Pastor Nathan Rose in our latest B21 Podcast episode. As an auxiliary resource to our Being Baptist in the 21st Century series, we’ve recorded podcasts with several of our series authors. These podcasts will follow the initial blog post, dovetailing to the key points made in each …

Being Baptist in the 21st Century: Regenerate Church Membership

BY NATHAN ROSE When I became the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in March of 2012, our average Sunday morning worship attendance hovered around 120. However, our membership rolls recorded a total of 654 members! This meant over 80% of our congregation had not participated in the life of the church for at least a year. One of my first …

The Pillar Network Discusses COVID-19

One of B21’s partner organizations, the Pillar Church Planting Network, recently hosted a Zoom conversation with around 50 SBC pastors on how they’re addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Beyond exploring some practical approaches, much of this talk focused on the theological/ecclesiological reasons for engaging certain practices as well as encouragement towards personal soul care. Dr. Matt Rogers, a church planter, missiologist, …

Dr. Floyd Presents 5-Year SBC Vision

NASHVILLE, TN — Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President of the SBC Executive Committee, presented a new vision this evening of what the SBC could become over the next five years. At the core of Floyd’s vision is a desire for our denomination to unite around the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention: the Great Commission. The specific wording of Floyd’s central …

My Walk through the Kingdom: Reflections on 30 Years of Ministry

This year I celebrated my 30th year in pastoral ministry. The years have flown by like a flock of geese heading south for the winter. Those years have been filled with countless weddings, funerals, counseling sessions, staff and Elders meetings, hospital visits, sermon preps, writing projects, mission trips, church planting adventures, seminary classes, and denominational meetings. During those years, I’ve had …

B21 Panel from Unite 2019

At the Pillar Network’s 2019 Unite Conference, Baptist21 hosted a panel on cross-cultural ministry, exploring what it is like to be a faithful expositor and pastor in various contexts. Featured guests for this discussion included SEBTS President, Danny Akin, who has helped equip scores of missionaries, Liam Garvie, an elder at the largest evangelical church in Scotland, Jeff Hay, a …

Theological “TED Talks” from Unite 2019

One of the key features of the 2019 Unite Conference, hosted by the Pillar Network, was the concluding session entitled “Theological TED Talks”. This segment featured 5 theologians providing 10-minute sermonettes in homage to the popular TED Talks format which gained prominence online a few years back. During the theological discussions hosted at Unite, the following speakers and topics were …

The R-A-C-E Is On: What to Do When Your Church Encounters a Wintertime Claim

BY GREG LOVE There’s something about the Christmas season that makes us want to view our cup of coffee as half full, not half empty. This time of year has us overflowing with thankfulness and optimism!  However, in the delight and busyness of the holiday season, don’t allow your church to become distracted from managing potential risks. For example, do …