Entries by Lane Corley

Why Block Parties?

One intentional form of community outreach is the evangelistic block party. Recently I was asked if block parties are effective or just something else to add to a long list of things that keep Christians busy, without bearing fruit. Here’s a few reasons why I think block parties are a great tool in the outreach […]

A Look at the Gospel in Louisiana

Where in Louisiana do we need new churches? The infographic below shows there are still parts of our state that are without significant evangelical presence. The top five least evangelical areas include St. James Parish – which shows up as one of the least reached counties in North America! See how many evangelicals live in […]

What is Lent? “The Season of the Cross”

This week marks the beginning of a major religious celebration around the world called Lent. In our area it means FRIDAY’S ARE FOR SEAFOOD! What is Lent exactly? In brief: For Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and other liturgical protestant denominations (those with a continuous history before AD 1500), Lent is the forty day […]

10 Biblical & Practical Ways to Get Involved in Church Planting Today

There’s no right or wrong way to support church planting & multiplication in Louisiana & beyond. Don’t let failure of imagination or the excuse, “I don’t know how,” keep you and your church from engaging the lost through church planting and multiplication. Here’s 10 Biblical & practical ways to get involved IMMEDIATELY: Engage in strategic […]

6 Reasons to Consider a Multisite Campus Strategy

Recently, the Louisiana Baptists’ Missions & Ministry team sponsored our first multi-site church equipping event at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Multi-site church development is a fast growing trend in North America. It has led to success in both church revitalization and off-campus church planting across Louisiana. In attendance was an incredible group of current […]