God’s Hand at Work!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last 6 months, Pastor Jeff Phillips and First Baptist Church in Thompson Falls have been immersed in building a new auditorium.  So, how does a church of 75 build a new facility during a pandemic that will hold up to 300 people?  It is with great faith, steadfast devotion, and a lot of perseverance.  For those who have … Read More

Good Problems to Have?!?

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team

Often times, we look at problems as obstacles to overcome or indications that something has gone awry. Problems can make us uneasy and can drain us. They can even initiate those fight or flight reactions. Is there such a thing as a good problem? I was recently in the Southside neighborhood of Billings visiting Jeremy Bourne, our re-planter with Bethel … Read More

Samaritan’s Purse: Sending the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth

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Shoebox Gifts Become a Turning Point For An Unreached Area of Mexico La Laguna village in remote Mexico, home to the Nahuatl people, was once unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one in the mountain community had ever heard the Name of Jesus. No one had ever been told that God loves them. No one had a Bible. … Read More

Shane Pruitt: Don’t Forget About Your One!

North American Mission BoardAll Enews, Strengthening Team

So much has changed around us since this year began. And with so many different shifts and transitions, it could be easy to get into our own silos and forget about our greater calling as Christians to give Jesus and the gospel to those who are lost. National Next Get Evangelism Director, Shane Pruitt provides a timely and encouraging reminder … Read More

Pandemic prompts churches to consider permanent changes

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Tess Schoonhoven, posted September 4, 2020 in Churches and Ministry, COVID-19 HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But even as the effects of COVID-19 continue to press into the modern landscape of the evangelical church, some congregations are already turning from the question of how to shift from the current … Read More

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

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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