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“ALL OUR DEBT IS GONE!”

Best selling author, worship leader, and “hope dealer” as he calls himself, Carlos Whittaker posted on his Instagram page the whirlwind of events he called an … more

Why arguing online rarely works

CARY, N.C. (BP) – Have you ever been tempted to jump into an online comment section and take someone to task? The impulse to argue online is a common experience among internet users, and the … more

4 Questions to Consider When Making Godly Decisions

As pastors, we’re often asked hard questions about how to make decisions. People will come to us and ask, “Can I be a good Christian and still do ___________?” Sometimes the … more

It’s Never Too Late for a Miracle

Every pastor needs hope. You can’t live without it. You can’t lead without it, either. And you definitely can’t just preach about hope. You need to embrace it personally. Over … more

How to overcome your fear of failure

“There is no one on earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake.” Ecclesiastes 7:20 (GNT). In America, people often idolize … more

Disaster Relief teams mobilize after fatal tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia

OHATCHEE, Ala. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from Alabama and Georgia have begun assessing and cleaning up damage left by a series of tornadoes Thursday (March 25) that resulted … more

The Key to Helping People Find Their Ministry Fit

If you’ve been reading my Ministry Toolbox articles for a while, you’re probably familiar with the concept of SHAPE—but you may not understand it fully.  For us at … more

What Your Money Reveals About You

“Trust in your money and down you go! Trust in God and flourish as a tree!” Proverbs 11:28 (TLB) God uses money to test you to see if you’re ready for greater … more

Press Release for San Diego Today

Congratulations to newly ordained minister Christopher Groves by two Bay Park churches, See World Church, a Korean Church, and Sonlight Church, both of which meet in the same building on … more

King's Cross Three Year Anniversary

On Sunday King’s Cross Church celebrated their three year anniversary. The last three years has been challenging for the church. They were evicted from their first meeting space after 7 … more

Five Steps to Navigating Loss

Life is full of losses. It’s sobering to remember that nothing around us is permanent. Pastor, everyone in our congregations will go through seasons of loss where they lose their finances, … more

SBC leaders: Refugee increase to give church Gospel opportunity

WASHINGTON (BP) – The decision to increase dramatically the number of refugees to be welcomed into the United States will provide Christians with important opportunities for Gospel witness and … more

Supreme Court strikes down California’s ban on indoor worship

Late Friday night, Feb. 5, the Supreme Court responded to California’s ban on all indoor religious gatherings by granting injunctive relief to the churches challenging the … more

How to De-escalate Conflict in Your Ministry and Family

Many church leaders assume conflict is simply built into their ministries. In fact, it has become such a regular part of pastoral work, that people frequently joke about its pervasiveness in … more

4 Ministry Trends to Watch in 2021

Whenever I’m asked to comment on certain trends that show up in surveys and projects from Lifeway Research, I hesitate. Looking at data and then predicting the future can sometimes lead … more

WHY ‘A LONG OBEDIENCE IN THE SAME DIRECTION’ IS NECESSARY IN MINISTRY

We live in a day where we can pull a small rectangle from our pocket and have near-limitless access to near-countless mediums for information instantly. With the tap of a … more

Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war;’ SBC leaders call for prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – Joe Biden called for Americans to end an “uncivil war” and unite after he was sworn in Wednesday (Jan. 20) as the 46th president of the United … more

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

We now have a vaccine to address this unprecedented public health crisis.Understandably, many have questions. Please find answers below. ... more

Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 13) to impeach Donald Trump for inciting insurrection, making him the first president in U.S. history … more

Primera Iglesia Bautista de San Ysidro Baptisms

We thank God for the baptisms we’ve been able to have even during the pandemic. Our original plan was to have 8 baptisms on Thanksgiving Sunday; unfortunately 2 of the 8 baptisms were … more
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