Discipleship
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9 Essentials of a Discipleship Group – Part 3: Relationship

Perhaps no phrase rings truer when it comes to Discipleship Groups than this one: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” In order for people to … more

YOU CAN DO IT!

I attended a meeting recently where our California Southern Baptist Convention CEO challenged us to do more, reach more, give more, and I think pray more. As we wrap up 2019 and thinking about what … more

9 Essentials of a Discipleship Group – Part 2: Intentionality and Equipping

During my time as a personal trainer, there was a process I went through with each client before I started doing any kind of exercise. We would sit down for a conversation to discuss three things: … more

Has Benny Hinn Repented of the Prosperity Gospel?

In what appears to be a stunning turnaround, televangelist and prosperity gospel proponent Benny Hinn admits his past teachings were “grieving the Holy Spirit.” … more

Community Outreach

On August 9, 2019, Reach for the Son Christian Fellowship had a privilege and honor of reaching out to the community and feeding 150 people from the Westview high school football team and their … more

God Uses Christian Song to Lead Man to Confess Murder

In a surprising move, a man named Danny Dashay Holmes has pled guilty to a number of crimes, including first-degree murder, that he committed in Tennessee in December of 2016. What makes his … more

586 Baptisms One Sunday at McLean Bible Church

EDITOR'S NOTE: Baptist Press is carrying a series of articles and columns leading up to Sept. 8, which is Baptism Day in the Southern Baptist Convention. For resources, go … more

10 of the Best Ways to Make Visitors Feel Welcome at Church

Visiting a new church for the first time tends to be intimidating -- there’s a lot for visitors to figure out! You want church visitors to feel at home and at ease once they arrive, but how can … more

What Should Pastors Know About Generation Z?

Generation is a moving target. There is no single, set authority on it, so sociologists classify generations based on major cultural shifts or world events that seem to differentiate one range of … more

WMU launches new missional resources for students

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) – "Missions Journey: Students" is Woman's Missionary Union's new digitally-formatted resource designed to provide ongoing missions discipleship curriculum for all student … more

FLOYD: Special baptism day lives, breathes gospel urgency

NASHVILLE (BP) -- A special day of baptism will set your church on fire. There is nothing like the joy of baptizing a person who has been transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.… more

BAPTISM: A sign of obedience to Christ

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- To me, when I study the New Testament, especially the book of Acts, it appears that baptism is the first act of obedience a believer takes after they are saved. It is so … more

Five Ways to Pray for Christians Facing Islamic Extremists

Whether it’s Al-Shabab in Somalia and Kenya, Al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, or the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, many of our brothers and sisters face threats every day by Islamic … more

East County Transitional Living Center

The only thing better than reading a good story is playing a part in one. You can be a part of this amazing Story.   The story began over 10 years ago as a group of businessmen and … more

Sutherland Springs finds healing through VBS

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- When First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs kicked off their annual Vacation Bible School the week of June 3, it looked profoundly different from two years … more

Evangelism Workshop Videos

Joel Southerland Joel Southerland became Lead Pastor of Peavine Baptist Church in December, 2016. He serves in a dual role and is also the Executive Director of Evangelism for … more

On the border: 'Urgent need' to show Christ's love

TIJUANA, Mexico (BP) -- The two adult sisters risked their lives in a months-long journey from Cameroon in Central Africa to Tijuana, Mexico. Southern Baptist pastor Marshal Ausberry was surprised to … more

She continues husband's ministry legacy

SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- Shreya's grief remains raw. Only a few months ago, her husband was alive. Now he is dead. They were such good partners. They ministered together in their church, where he was a … more

FIRST BAPTISMS

King’s Cross Church launched just over a year ago on Sunday, March 3, 2018.  Ever since God has been faithful and gracious to bear fruit in and through our church in the Pacific Beach … more

Vacation Bible School

New Genesis Southern Baptist Church held their 12th Annual Vacation Bible School on July 24-28, 2019. They had a total of 70 kids plus 31 parents.   There were 5 commitments for … more
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