Make Small Groups a Part of Your New Normal

Barrett DukeAll Enews

So, when will church get back to normal? That’s the question we’re all asking. I’m thinking that what we’ll be calling “normal” at some point in the future is something different from what used to be. “Normal” is what we’re busy creating right now. There’s a good chance that church will never be quite the same as it was before … Read More

To Mask or Not to Mask, That’s Not the Right Question

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last few months, the unity of some of our churches has been threatened. In the midst of a pandemic, social unrest, and divisive election year politics, our culture has spiraled into turmoil. Tensions are high.  As followers of Jesus, we are not immune to having our emotions inflamed by what we believe is right and wrong in our country. … Read More

Distractions

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

It was a routine day at work and time for lunch. As I did several days during the week, I was going to a local restaurant to get away from the furniture factory and my office for a midday reprieve. Just a couple of miles later on a road that I had driven many times before, I suddenly realized there … Read More

Online Opportunities for Our Churches

mtsbcAll Enews

The International Mission Board would like to invite anyone interested in medical or healthcare missions opportunities with IMB workers to participate in MedAdvance 2020. Every year they sponsor this 2½ day conference in the US, but this year they are holding a virtual conference—three 1½-hour sessions over two days, August 7-8. Take a look at the MedAdvance 2020 Program, and … Read More

ADF Webinar

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Tuesday, ADF hosted a webinar discussing NEW Supreme Court Rulings and HOW they impact Churches and Ministries across America. To view a recording of the live presentation, please click here. You are welcome to share this with your leadership team and fellow church leaders who may be interested. Additionally, ADF invites you to download our free legal guide – 10 … Read More

LifeWay moves major women’s events online for fall 2020

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Joy Allmond, posted August 6, 2020 in Lifeway, SBC News, Woman’s Ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced physical gatherings around the globe to cancel for the foreseeable future, but LifeWay Christian Resources is doubling down on their efforts to connect women through the Gospel. This fall, LifeWay Women will convert three major scheduled events — LifeWay Women Live Simulcast (Aug. 8), Cultivate Online (Sept. 12) … Read More

New Online Opportunities for Our Churches

mtsbcAll Enews

The Supreme Court has handed down multiple rulings in the past several weeks – rulings that affect your religious freedom. These rulings impact federal employment law, new protections for religious ministries, and how churches can be treated in COVID-19 restrictions. Our partner, ADF Church Alliance, is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 4 at Noon MDT to cover these critical rulings and … Read More

So, How Are You Doing?

Barrett DukeAll Enews

So, how are you doing? It’s very possible that you’re all over the place emotionally and spiritually right now. That’s understandable. Does it help to know that you’re not alone? Practically every church and every leader of every church is feeling like things are extremely precarious. After all, about every 3 weeks since March, we’ve all had to adjust to … Read More

Let’s Be Honest…

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

During the past few months, things have definitely changed in many aspects of life. It is no different for church plants of all ages, sizes, and locations. And even though many are geared to try to find the good in everything that happens, sometimes it is okay just to admit that things are … not good, and in fact, are … Read More

Don’t Grow Weary in Doing Well

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Early on in our ministry in Montana, my wife and I were easily discouraged.  We were certain of God’s call.  We were prayerful.  We were relational in our approach and we were faithful to teach and share the Truth of Scripture. We were experiencing God’s presence and provision, but we were not seeing much spiritual fruit.  Planting and growing a … Read More