Worship as Discipleship

Zane OfficerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Our 94-year-old pianist’s arthritis finally made playing impossible for him. We had already been using some canned tracks for music and now switched to only tracks. We surveyed the Libby Baptist Church congregation only to find we had no musicians among us. So, we did the next logical thing….we prayed for God to drop musicians in our lap. Over a … Read More

Lat45, A Great Adventure

Callie BaileyAll Enews

Have you heard about Lat45 Adventure Ministries?  No?  Well, let me tell you about this great organization! Lat45 is a 501c3 nonprofit based out of Billings, MT, with the goal of fulfilling the great commission as stated in the Holy Bible and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with youth.  This is accomplished by providing young people, from all walks … Read More

Huge Fines in Virginia for Churches and Ministries Operating According to Beliefs

John HardingAll Enews

On July 1, churches, Christian schools, and other religious ministries with theologically orthodox views on marriage will no longer be welcome in Virginia. And if you are among those operating a ministry in accordance with your religious beliefs about marriage and human sexuality, the state has declared a sort-of legal “open season” on you. The first offense comes with a … Read More

2021 VBS Archaeology Theme Leads Kids to Unearth Truth About Jesus

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (21 hours ago) NASHVILLE (BP) — Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with “Destination Dig,” the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In “Destination Dig,” kids will take the role of junior archaeologists as they embark … Read More

Let’s Make Our Future

Barrett DukeAll Enews

After weeks of closed churches, we’re starting to get back together. It feels great, too. I preached at one of our churches last Sunday. The spirit in the building was electric. The worship was strong. Afterward, nobody wanted to leave. People are ready to fellowship and worship together again. On the other hand, everything isn’t quite open, yet, is it? … Read More

On the Road Again!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

If this phrase brings back memories of a song, then you are singing it in your head right now!  Yes, it’s a Willie Nelson song, so it’s not known for spiritual truth.  However, like any country song, it shares a story and this one conveys his desire to make music with his friends.  This is his passion and he is … Read More

Our Church Planter Families Are Growing

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

In May, we celebrated the newest additions to the Send Network church planting family in Montana. Michael and Ariel Tyson welcomed their sixth son, Ari Hezekiah Tyson, on May 6th, 2020. Ari was born weighing in at 7 lbs 10oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. It wasn’t long before Ari made his appearance at church and was being adored … Read More

NEW Resource – Election 2020 Legal Guide

Alliance Defending FreedomAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Thanks the partnership of ADF Church Alliance members across the country, we have developed a legal guide for pastors and churches to navigate this year’s election season. The 2020 Election and Your Church: Five Legal Guidelines provides useful tips for some of the most frequent questions and concerns we’ve heard over the years. We hope that this guide is helpful … Read More

RESOURCE: Prayer is the most essential element for reopening

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

by Bill Elliff, posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) — Every church in America (and across the world) is making decisions about reopening after the recent months of COVID-19 restrictions. We are developing many practical plans, as we should. But in all of our planning, are we praying? Are we crying out to the head of the Church to give … Read More