B21 Podcast Interview with SBC President JD Greear

This past week, we had the opportunity to connect with SBC President and Pastor of the Summit Church in Durham, NC, Dr. JD Greear. In this half hour interview, we covered a wide range of topics including encouraging/discouraging elements of the SBC, future aspirations for our denomination, along with advice that Dr. Greear would pass […]

3 Practical Ways You Can Serve Widows This Holiday Season

For Southern Baptists, the words in James 1:27 to care for the orphan and the widow are not simply a suggestion we can overlook but rather a command we are honored to follow.  In fact, November 3 was Orphans and Widows Sunday, and churches across America participated in this special emphasis by holding special offerings […]

Timothy + Barnabas Institute

Timothy+Barnabas Institute is a new coaching resource for pastors. Join cohorts of other ministers to be mentored by more-experienced pastors as you navigate life in ministry. The two-year training includes: Four in-person conferences at NAMB headquarters in Alpharetta Monthly conference calls with your coach Books, articles and resources to work through in between meetings There are two tracks—one […]

SBC Baptism Sunday: Sept. 8th

Baptist 21 loves seeing new believers baptized. That’s why we are excited for the push by SBC President J.D. Greear and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention to see believers baptized on September 8th! (They are both encouraging the use of the hashtags #FilltheTank and #BaptismSunday for those participating and here are further resources).  […]

B21 Podcast: SBC Recap with Danny Akin – Part 1

As we continue to dissect all that happened in Birmingham earlier this month, we felt it worthwhile to have a discussion with one of our denomination’s entity heads: Dr. Danny Akin, President of SEBTS. In this first episode of a two-part series, Dr. Akin and Nate discuss some of the big successes of the 2019 […]

SBC 2019: A Layperson’s Recap

By Adrian Stephens Heading to Birmingham, Alabama, for my first Southern Baptist Convention, I felt fear and anxiety because of the city’s racial and ethnic division and the historical events that occurred in the town. I didn’t know what to expect, but I honestly didn’t believe I would leave encouraged. On Monday, I was relieved […]

SBC 2019 – Another Pastor’s Recap

By Matt Diaz After planting a church “in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention” over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. While last week’s gathering marked the 162ndtime the SBC’s annual meeting has taken place, this was my first, both as an attendee […]

SBC 2019: A Pastor’s Recap

By Dave Russell Last week I had the privilege of attending our SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham. This was my fourth convention and I left my time there encouraged and thankful to be a part of the SBC. In reflecting on my time at our Annual Meeting, I offer four areas of strength and one […]

B21 Interview with Matt Chandler from #SBC19

Below is the video from our recent discussion with Pastor Matt Chandler from the Village Church. This interview was originally given at the conclusion of our B21 Panel at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL. For further context, Pastor Matt was responding to allegations of mishandling an abuse situation at his church, first […]

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