Entries by Lane Corley

DON’T Stop the Spread!

“But the word of God spread and multiplied.” Acts 12:24 Researchers say that each person infected with Coronavirus can spread it to 3 others rapidly. If those 3 each spread it to three and each of those spread it to 3, in 10 cycles, you’re at 59,000! This is similar to how the gospel spread […]

The Messy Reason for Christmas

In the beauty of the Christmas season, don’t forget the messy reason that it came about. The reason for the season and the savior was to deal with the sinfulness of humanity. 1 Timothy 1:15 – “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” 1 John 3:5 – “Jesus came to take away our […]

Church Planting and Compassion Ministry Projects Continue Across Louisiana

The Louisiana Baptists Missions Support Committee met this week as part of the Louisiana Baptist Annual Meeting. The Committee heard reports from Missions and Ministry Strategists and approved financial supplements for 46 Church Planting and Compassion Ministry Projects across Louisiana for 2021. In the midst of a difficult year, still much historic kingdom work and […]

The Vision Thing

If there is one thing we as pastors and churches should be doing right now, it is clarifying the vision and mission for the future of our churches. Pre-covid 19, the decline in the SBC and in evangelicalism has been well documented year by year. In 2019, baptisms dropped another 20% in Louisiana, Bible Study […]

Get Strategic in 2021: Connect with a Multiply Louisiana Pastors Cohort

2020 has changed everything. Now more than ever, churches need strategic leadership to rebuild and revitalize ministries in our new normal. Over the last four years, churches and leaders have grown through networking and collaborating together through Multiply Louisiana Cohorts. These cohorts have brought together like-minded pastors and ministry leaders who are seeking to revitalize […]

Pray for the Northshore Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Don Pucik Covers St. Tammany Parish, south Tangipahoa Parish, and a sliver of east Livingston Parish. Major cities are Hammond, Ponchatoula, Covington, Mandeville, Slidell. 315,005 souls reside in the Northshore Baptist Association. 21.8% of the population, or 68,587, are evangelicals. 162,250 or 51% of the population are listed as none’s or non-affiliated […]

Pray for the New Orleans Baptist Association

Associational Mission Strategist: Jack Hunter Covers Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, and Plaquemine Parishes. Major cities are New Orleans, Kenner, Metairie, Destrehan, Chalmette. 912,024 souls reside in the New Orleans Baptist Association area. 15.1% of the population, or 137,848, are evangelicals. 427,562 or 47% of the population are listed as […]

Greenhouse Church Planting Training Moves Online

Louisiana Baptists have offered free training to church planters and replanters since at least 1999. These have mostly been in the form of two day retreats at our regional Baptist retreat centers with about 100 planting team members attending the training annually. In 2020, Covid-19 safety protocols have caused us to cancel three of this […]

Discovery Bible Study Training

Discovery Bible Study is a tool used in disciple making and church planting movements around the world to evangelize the lost through simple Bible discussion. In today’s changing religious landscape, the lost may say no to church, but they have not said no to spirituality. The Discovery Bible Study process teaches you to lead lost […]

Pray for the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge

Associational Mission Strategist: Tommy Middleton Covers Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Point Coupee, St. James, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge Parishes. Major cities are Baton Rouge, New Roads, Prairieville, Gonzalez, Port Allen, Gramercy, Donaldsonville. 649,465 souls reside in the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge. 29.2% of the population, or 189,773, are evangelicals. 246,142 or 38% […]