ReGathering Anxiety: Should I Go Back to Church?

This past weekend, hundreds of churches opened their doors and invited their people back. My church was one of those. Normally, my church has two worship services and two Sunday School hours on Sunday morning. We chose to re-establish worship first and continue our groups via digital format, in homes. We offered 4 different worship […]

Can Our Sunday School Class or Small Group Re-gather?

Maybe a better question is, “SHOULD our Sunday school class or small Group Re-gather”? We should know this week (May 11-15) what guidelines the State of Louisiana will suggest in order to Re-gather. Regardless of how you feel about those suggestions, the main question is, can you Re-gather your Sunday school class or small group […]

Re-Gathering Ready?

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. […]

Five Old Innovations for Our New Day

It’s a new day. New normals will emerge. Our churches are picking up new technologies and new innovations to help us continue to deliver the gospel. In this season of new, of change, of adaptation, there may also be some OLD innovations that we need to circle back to. As we reset our churches over […]

Is it Worth it?

COVID 19 Update – Is what we have been going through worth it? The answer to the Christian is a resounding yes. I know it is hard.  I have cried out to God myself, WHEN will this be over? Is all the pain, frustration and agony we have experienced during this pandemic really worth it? […]

Face Masks for New Orleans Ministry Sites

With emphasis of personal safety and security continuing for a while, the need for personal face masks is a need by those who work with underserved populations and other ministry. Two of those New Orleans ministries, Baptist Friendship House and Global Maritime Center, are near and dear to our hearts as Louisiana Baptists. Here is […]

Re-gathering the Church

Re-gathering the Church

Louisiana Pastors and Church Leaders., We have received a number of requests to help churches interpret the phasing aspects related to the re-gathering of congregations. A wise Seminary professor once lectured, “The definition of a fool is he who tries to guess what is going to be on the test.” Therefore, we have intentionally remained […]

Be Careful What You Ask For

Covid 19 Update: Ask and you shall receive! This morning as I prayed, I asked God for things to please return to normal. I miss my family, my friends, my church, my co-workers, and even my schedule. I long for a return to those things I love the most. I desire the freedom to roam, […]