Pastoral Leadership

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination

Here’s What Happened When This North Carolina Church Stood up to Discrimination by Sarah Kramer With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal issues of […]

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family

You can join the ERLC at the 2018 National Conference: The Cross-Shaped Family If families are called to live in Christ and to follow him, this will often mean carrying with him a cross of suffering. Our own condition—whether it comes to our family backgrounds, singleness, marriages, or parenting—is clarified when we see that our […]

WATCH: 6 Pastors Share Personal Stories of Religious Freedom Challenge

WATCH: 6 Pastors Share Personal Stories of Religious Freedom Challenge A Word From the Alliance Defending Freedom With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal […]

Queue’s and Limbs in Church Planting and Renewal

Today we welcome Dr. Mark Coppenger as a guest writer on Baptist21. Dr. Coppenger is Professor of Christian Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and managing editor of the online Kairos Journal. You can follow him on Twitter at @mcoppenger. When I sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry, some thought it odd that I […]