Pastoral Ministry

Message Mondays: “The Person of Rest” by Jed Coppenger

This week’s sermon… Name: Dr. Jedidiah Coppenger           Jedidiah Coppenger is the pastor and founder of Redemption City Church in Franklin, TN. Growing up, Jed played basketball at North Greenville University, where he became a Christian. Although he grew up in a Christian home, he didn’t become a Christian until he […]

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 […]

Follow-up to “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations”

A few weeks ago I shared “A Modest Proposal for Baptist Associations.” I sought to do two things. First, I wanted to affirm the importance of associations in Southern Baptist life. We often spend so much time thinking about national or state work, we neglect the work in our own backyards—associations have typically filled that […]

Message Mondays: “Biblical Community” by Chul Yoo

This week’s Sermon Name: Pastor Chul Yoo Chul Yoo is the senior pastor of Christ Community, a plant located just north of Washington, D.C. Previously, Pastor Chul has worked at a Christian substance abuse center in South Carolina and has pastored in Illinois and Georgia. He is married to Lauri, his college sweetheart, and they have three […]

Message Mondays: “Grace Changes Everything” by Clint Darst

This week’s Sermon Name: Pastor Clint Darst Clint has been married to his best friend, Rachel, for 10+ years. They have 3 children. Clint has been in vocational ministry for more than a decade and is finishing up his M.Div from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he worked for Campus Outreach as a Campus Director […]

Announcement: B21 and the Pillar Network to Partner

  Baptist21 is always on the lookout for other like-minded entities who can help us further our mission as a pastor-led network to be a positive voice for the future of the SBC by promoting the centrality of the gospel, baptistic distinctives, the primacy of the local church, and a focus on reaching all nations. […]

Message Mondays: “Advancing the Gospel as a Church” by Eric Bancroft

Beginning today, on Mondays, Baptist21 will highlight a weekly sermon. It is our hope to expose our readers to faithful expositors and faithful exposition. Many of these featured sermons will come from pastors’ connected to Baptist21, the Pillar Network, and the larger SBC.  Please consider adding our “Message Mondays” to your weekly routine! This Week’s Sermon […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Frequently Overlooked Part of Leading Change in the Church

This is a guest post by John Mark Harrison, Lead Pastor at Apex Baptist Church in Apex, North Carolina. You can follow John Mark on Twitter here. One of the great challenges of pastoring a church is shepherding people through seasons of change. Most people don’t enjoy change, but change does not have to be […]