Are You Ready for the Summer?

Barrett DukeAll Enews

What a relief it is not to wear a mask anymore. I still carry one around in my pocket just in case, but I haven’t had to put it on in a while. I feel free! And, it’s not just me. People everywhere I go have gotten rid of their masks. They’re ready to get out and get around, too. … Read More

How is your Spiritual Love Tank?

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Do you ever feel like you are running on empty and there is nothing left to give? You are not alone, pastor. If we are not careful, the unrelenting pressures of life and ministry can put stress and strain on our relationships and leave us emotionally unhealthy. Though we know the value and promise of “Abide” from John 15, our … Read More

Let’s Live On Mission!

Sharon EllingtonAll Enews

“What we do relentlessly on this side of the globe affects those on that side of the globe.” – Ruth Ripken I am often asked why I decided to get involved in Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) or Montana Southern Baptist Women (MSBW).  My answer after the initial response that God called me, is one thing:  I saw a whole generation … Read More

Southern Baptist census data reflects COVID’s impact on churches

Carol PipesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Carol Pipes, Originally published on May 20, 2021 by LifeWay Newsroom NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the early weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Southern Baptist churches joined the wave of school and business closures to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. Churches shifted to online worship services, while Sunday School classes and small groups met in … Read More

Persecution persists as the Gospel spreads

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Myriah Snyder, posted June 1, 2021 in International Mission Board, The Persecuted Church Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on global persecution, leading churches to pray for the persecuted church. The Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be observed this Sunday (June 6). Kingdom growth is always met with deep spiritual warfare for Aquila*. For him this includes active … Read More