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3 steps for welcoming kids with special needs to VBS

Sandra Peoples, SWBTS
May 13 2022

Last summer on the final day of VBS, I stood at the back of our worship center with one of our staff members as we scanned the crowd of kids singing and dancing along to the Destination Dig theme song... read more


On abortion, illegal is huge; unnecessary, unthinkable are bigger win

Tony Wolfe, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
May 12 2022

In November 2021 I sat in a private convening of interdenominational church leaders from across the states, brought together by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) Elizabeth Graham, among others, for the sole purpose of coming together to end abortion in America in our lifetime... read more


Pastor, don’t do it alone

Keelan Cook, SEBTS
May 11 2022

“It all started by Jesus calling a few men to follow him. This revealed immediately the direction his evangelist strategy would take. His concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes, but with men whom the multitudes would follow... read more


My local church: God’s people, on mission, together

Robert Hefner, senior pastor, Pleasant Garden Baptist Church
May 11 2022

As the son of a retired Southern Baptist pastor and now a pastor myself, I’ve seen churches of all shapes, sizes and styles.  I’ve been around the itty-bitty country ones, the extra-large city ones and quite a few in between... read more


5 tips for projecting the right way on church service slides

Mark MacDonald, Church Branding Strategist and Consultant
May 10 2022

Church service slides are everywhere (whether done with PowerPoint, Keynote, ProPresenter or other design software). Most churches today have a digital means of projecting announcements, worship song lyrics, sermon points or videos so the congregation can participate in the worship service, and understand greater meaning... read more