Discipleship

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 […]

Stories Matter

            For my husband’s seminary ethics class, one of the assignments was to read Francine Rivers’s The Atonement Child. The book tells the story of Dynah Carey who has everything she thinks she needs in life: a handsome fiancé, loving parents, and the respect of her Christian community. When a violent rape leaves her pregnant, […]

The 2018 Unite Conference

On October 16th through the 18th, the Pillar Network will host their prime annual event, the Unite Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina. For those unfamiliar with Unite, this conference provides the opportunity for planters, revitalizers, pastors and seminary students from all over the country to gather for several days of fellowship, biblical exposition, networking, refreshment, worship, and […]

Message Monday: “Overcoming Our Desires” by Tanner Turley

This week’s sermon. Name: Pastor Tanner Turley Tanner and his wife, Marsha, have four beautiful children, Parker, Kesed,  Jordyn & Titus. When he is not spending time being outnumbered at home, he enjoys hanging with friends and a good book with a good cup of coffee. Tanner played basketball in college, and is an avid […]

Generosity Mean Thinking of Others

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, is known to have a picture in his office of a turtle sitting on a fencepost. When asked why he kept this picture he said that it reminded him that if a turtle is on a fence post you know he had some help. In an age of platform-seeking […]

We’re Headed to Dallas

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 B21 Panel at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, TX! This year marks the tenth anniversary of hosting the B21 Panel during the annual meeting and we couldn’t be more excited to be celebrating in Dallas! Each year we gather around open dialogue with key leaders and ask the […]

6 Steps Every Christian Can Take To Improve Their Devotional Life

The biggest steps are often the smallest steps. Most of the people I know think bible reading and prayer are small steps. They’re boring steps. They’re not world-changing steps. They’re certainly not big steps. But a quick look at every survey examining “causes for spiritual growth” that I’ve seen, tells a different story. It turns […]