Entries by Louisiana Baptists

Part 4 – How to Refocus Your Small Group Ministry

Note: this post is the fourth entry of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” When I turned 40 I discovered my vision was becoming blurry. Low light situations became a struggle. It wasn’t that I couldn’t see, but that I had lost my clarity of vision. However, with […]

Ray Swift accepts position as Director of Pastoral Leadership Team

With a strategy to love, listen and lift up pastors, Ray Swift accepted the invitation of Louisiana Baptists Executive Director, Steve Horn, and the Executive Board to become the Pastoral Leadership Team Director for Louisiana Baptists. Swift, who currently serves as the Administrative Pastor for the First Baptist Church in Lafayette, will assume his new […]

Part 3 – Adapt Like Jesus

Note: this post is the third entry of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” Ministry can be an ongoing season of change due to expectations or needs of the people. Basketball players learn to pivot as they move the ball toward the basket. In ministry we have to […]

2021 ECON Recap

ECON 2021 compelled a large gathering of Louisiana Baptists to share Jesus and develop a strategy to do just that. Thanks to your gifts through the Cooperative Program, we were able to bring presenters from across the United States to inspire us to dream once again about what God could do in and through churches. […]

Part 2 – Creatively Engaging Small Groups

Note: this post is the second entry of a series entitled, “Rebuilding the Sunday School/Small Group Ministry in the Local Church.” “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison 2020 was a year that forced many churches—if not all—to […]

Disaster Relief Report Video

Many people expressed interest in downloading the Disaster Relief video shown during Dr. Horn’s report at the Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. It is available below to watch and download. Enjoy!

Encourage Webcasts

Did you miss the opportunity to be encouraged or need to get a second dose of encouragement? Scroll down to view the Encourage webcasts that took place on Tuesday, October 6. These webcasts are available for ministers and minister’s wives. If they encouraged you, share this link with a friend.

The Forum – Session Recordings

The Forum is designed for youth ministry leaders to gain helpful information on challenging issues, learn practical ways to structure youth ministry for maximum impact, share insights learned from experience, and enjoy fellowship. Below you will find recordings of all 4 sessions and a Q&A session of The Forum held on February 21, 2020. Speaker […]

Re-Gathering Ready? Webinars

We enjoyed talking about re-gathering the church in your regular facilities! Topics included general guidelines, how you can safely do so, and much more. See the links below for the webinar that best fits your church. We encourage you to share this info with others in your congregation and pray for wisdom as you proceed. […]

Camp or No Camp – That is the Question!

The current situation with the COVID-19 means life at camp looks different right now. At this point we are looking forward to summer with the hope that we will still be able to host all of our camps and we are currently accepting registrations. The situation with coronavirus is ever-evolving, and we don’t know what […]