Tag: SBC

The Future of Southern Baptists Must Be Cooperation, Not Competition

I still believe the best days of Southern Baptist Great Commission cooperation are ahead of us, not behind us. For this to be reality, at some point the competition must stop, even to the crowd’s disappointment. We must return to fighting with and for one another instead of against one another. If we are to rise to the Great Commission opportunities God has placed before us in the next generation, we’ll have to walk away from the ring shoulder to shoulder, not knowing or caring who won some of these fights. We were cooperators before we were competitors. Let’s resolve today to be cooperators now, too. 

Will the SBC Survive This? Southern Baptists Have Been Here Before

Southern Baptist cooperation, especially through seasons of crisis, is evidence of that “spiritual harmony” by which the churches endeavor to secure “the great objects of the Kingdom of God.” Perhaps one thing we need, through the refinement of our day, is a resurgence of Great Commission cooperation: hearts and minds attuned anew to God’s world-wide will, arms locked together for the advancement of the gospel, and feet in rhythmic union marching forward to advance upon on the gates of hell.

Spiritual Preparation for Re-Gathering the Church

Pastor, no doubt you are waist-deep in developing a strategy for re-gathering as a church body. Let’s be equally as diligent about preparing our people spiritually for this moment as we are about preparing our buildings and schedules for it.

NextGen Roundtable & Panel @ #SBTCAM17

Pastors 40yrs. and younger… have you signed up yet for the TX NextGen Pastors’ Roundtable Discussions and Dinner at the Annual Meeting? Monday, Nov.13 2017 at Criswell College in Dallas, TX you have the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the SBTC’s leading personalities as they discuss and take Q/A on several core competencies of pastoral ministry.…

SBC 2014

A few thoughts from the SBC 2014 Annual Meeting: 1. I’m so thankful for Fred Luter’s leadership over the past two years. Rev. Luter has served the SBC with passion and conviction. He lead us from his heart, and he served us selflessly. His tenure will be recorded in our history for so much more than racial reconciliation (although I…

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