|January 9, 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor|
|When Tonya Baker Nelson’s Sunday School class decided to do a community project, something inside compelled her to take a bold step. Before she had time to hesitate, an idea was born .... READ MORE|
|January 9, 2017 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor|
When Lynn Sasser read Thom Rainer’s book Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church he knew church leaders need to hear the book’s message.
|January 10, 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press|
A federal judge’s ruling that a New Jersey Islamic society faced unlawful religious discrimination has noted local Baptists were treated “differently and better” under similar circumstances. READ MORE
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Great opportunities for growth now available
As pastors and other church leaders look for ways to grow spiritually in 2017, I encourage you to pay attention to the ads in the Biblical Recorder, on BRnow.org and in this newsletter, BRweekly. These ads inform you about some outstanding conferences and growing opportunities. Also, we publish articles about important training events.
For example, in last week’s BRweekly we ran and ad about Revitalize 2017. The conference will be April 8 at Crosspointe Baptist Church in Concord. Click here for more information.
In this week’s Biblical Recorder I wrote a story about the Leading Change in the Church conference, featuring Thom Rainer and a host of other great leaders. This event will be held at the West Campus of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on March 6. It’s based on Rainer’s book, Who Moved My Pulpit. Click here for more information.
Also in this week’s Recorder, I shared about a brand new Super Bowl rally that you can use to reach your community with the gospel. Tony Dungy and Roman Gabriel have teamed up to give you a powerful presentation of the gospel from athletes, coaches and other sports personalities. Click here to learn how your church can plug in to this event.
Immediately above this column there is an ad about the annual Disciple-making Conference at Center Grove Baptist Church in Clemmons. The February 27 event features Micah Fries, D.A., Horton and Ed Newton. Click on the ad to get important information.
Below this column you can learn about the southeast’s longest running and most popular conference for Southern Baptists (and many others). First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida has their annual conference in just a few weeks. I’ve attended this event several times in the past 30 years . Click on the ad, or check out this January 26-29 super conference here.
Did your church cancel last Sunday’s services due to the winter weather that hit the state? If so, I hope you will be able to gather this Sunday and enjoy a powerful time together in God’s Word. Rejoice. Sunday’s coming!