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Are We Discipling People to Integrate their Faith and Vocation?

We should labor to ensure our people learn not only how to navigate life at church but also how to bring church to their vocation. Read More The post Are We Discipling People to Integrate … more

8 Thoughts on Being Genuine Friends with Non-Believers

As a young believer, I learned from older believers that we were supposed to evangelize lost people—but do so from a distance so you’re not stained by the relationship. I understand that … more

Five Reasons Lead Pastors Should Be Involved with VBS

Few church programs are as ubiquitous as Vacation Bible School (VBS). Churches across all denominations prepare for the summer influx of kids. It’s fun. You get to dance in the sanctuary! … more

A church of courage

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following is a book excerpt from “Willing to Risk it All for His Name’s Sake” written by Eric Reese. Eric and Ramona Reese have served with the IMB in … more

Recapturing evangelism

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Recapturing Evangelism by Matt Queen, vice president for academic administration at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The … more


EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – In Matthew 18, the Lord’s quarreling followers asked Him, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” The Lord beckoned to a little child, whom He … more

Breakthrough: Pete Contreras

If you find yourself at a conference or a sporting event seated next to Pete Contreras (San Diego 2008), you'll soon realize you've landed the best seat … more

Blackaby invites believers to ‘turn world upside down’ by making disciples

After so many pastors and churches struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard Blackaby stresses that making disciples is more important than ever. “Pastor, the fact that you preach on … more

Crossline Church Vacation Bible School

Crossline Church did Spark Studios for Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year. It truely "sparked' our children into worship and learning. The theme was to encourage our children to "spark" their … more

The wisdom of the ages

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (BP) – A friend recounted her visit to a family member in an assisted living facility. Not only did she spend time with her relative, she also had a long chat with a few other … more

VBS at the Meadowbrook Apartments

Project Access, a non-profit organization that services the communities of Skyline Hills and Paradise Hills, partnered with the Bright Hope Community Church in 2019 to provide healthy lunches to the … more

Why we’re here

A consultant assisting IBSA with strategic planning recently challenged us with this question: “Why does Illinois need a Southern Baptist brand of disciple?” He wasn’t … more

From head to heart

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Let’s start with a riddle: What two partners live less than two feet apart but never meet? They’re both CEOs of vast organizations with overlapping … more

BCM students at the Naval Academy go on mission in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (BP) – Serving in the military is “noble and good,” says Justin Woods, but it’s not enough for some of the midshipmen at the 4,400-student U.S. Naval Academy in … more

Lifeway’s 2023 VBS theme leads kids through ‘Twists & Turns’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Next summer, kids will pass go and collect truth about Jesus in “Twists & Turns.” Lifeway Christian Resources’ 2023 Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme … more

6 last-minute tips for VBS

NASHVILLE (BP) – Vacation Bible School season is upon us. And with the clock steadily ticking, it’s likely that all that early excitement you felt as you began to plan … more

Compass Church Block Party

The week before Easter we mailed out about 16,000 mailers to the neighborhoods surrounding our church. On the mailer we invited people to attend our Easter Service as well as our Compass Block Party … more

How to keep next gen leaders at your church

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Everyone has seen or heard the stats about the short tenures of pastors to children, youth and college students. The common narrative is that they spend two to three … more

Easter Refugee Community Outreach

Our Easter Refugee Community Outreach event on April 16, 2022 was successfully done by the grace of God, your prayers and support. More than 300 people came to the event and we had a meaningful … more

Easter on the Hill

On Saturday April 16th, the day before Easter, The Hill Church in La Mesa, hosted a block party that included anything from photos and face painting booths to yummy treats like cotton candy and snow … more
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