Seven Questions to Ask Before You Dig a Well in Africa, Part 3

By Jeff Palmer This is the third blog in a series of discussions about a biblical, sustainable missions strategy for your church. Question 2– Does this project involve, empower, and enhance the development of local believers? On the surface, this question looks identical to the first one. However, this question focuses specifically on the involvement, empowerment, and enhancement of local believersin …

Seven Questions to Ask Before You Dig a Well in Africa, Part 2

In the previous post, I talked about the importance of evaluating your church’s missions strategy to make sure it results in long-term, sustainable change and the intentional spread of the gospel message. Over the next seven blogs, I will provide valuable questions to help you assess your church’s approach to missions. Question 1: Does this missions project involve, empower, and enhance …

10 Ways You Can Get Involved in Foster Care

BY JAMES WILLIAMS It was 2:30 a.m. when we received the call. After months of training, house inspections, CPR certifications, and background checks, we were finally approved to be foster parents. Half asleep, my wife answered the phone. A five-year-old girl had been rescued from the hospital and was in need of a home, so we agreed to take her. …

5 small pro-life steps churches can take

Originally Posted at: https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/5-small-pro-life-steps-churches-can-take The March For Life took place a few weeks ago in Washington, D.C., beginning on the National Mall and proceeding to the steps of the Supreme Court. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children walked this path to advocate for the dignity and protection of human life, especially in its most vulnerable form, that of …

Baptist21 & International Justice Mission Pastor Gathering Lunches

Baptist21 is excited to announce a two-year partnership with the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. IJM rescues slaves, works with police to throw slave owners in jail, and work to put the slave trade out of business. IJM has rescued more than 49,000 people from slavery and other forms …

How Can a Survivor Thrive After Sexual Abuse?

How Can a Survivor Thrive After Sexual Abuse? by Jennifer Michelle Greenberg Abuse has, tragically, been a part of the story of more people than we dared imagine. And the devastating truth is that much of this abuse has happened within the church, by those who proclaim God’s name.  Jenn Greenberg is one of those stories. She was abused by …

BAPTIST21 & IJM PARTNERSHIP

Baptist21 is excited to announce a two-year partnership with the International Justice Mission. IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. IJM rescues slaves, works with police to throw slave owners in jail, and work to put the slave trade out of business. IJM has rescued more than 49,000 people from slavery and other forms …

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 of pastors and leaders in …