My Seven Hopes

My Seven Hopes

Dear Louisiana Baptists, I am humbled and honored to be elected as your Executive Director. I am excited about God’s call and the call of the Executive Board. I cannot wait to get started. Though I have much to learn and analyze before major decisions are made, I want to share with you my hopes […]

Protect Your Congregation

What Can You Do to Protect Your Congregation?

Houses of worship are considered soft targets for those intent on doing evil. In response to the ongoing threat, the Department of Homeland Security has several resources for congregations to review and implement as they desire. Some of these resources include: Hometown Security Report which outlines the challenges and how to prepare for potential threats. […]

Ideas Out Loud

Ideas Out Loud

One of our goals is to provide tools and resources to the many churches in our great state. We do this through conferences, literature, digital media, and more. From 2016-2018, we produced a podcast called Ideas Out Loud. In it, we interviewed various leaders and experts in a variety of ministry-related fields, including VBS, discipleship, […]

Lee Strobel’s Full Presentation (ECON)

Due to a power outage during ECON, Lee Strobel’s message was cut short. He recently gave the same message at another event, and has allowed us to publish the video here. Please enjoy! Video credit: Southern Baptists of Texas

Is My Church RePlant Ready?

RePlanting has become a hot topic for denominations. With 65%-80% of churches in decline and many communities transitioning demographically, new visions and strategies must be developed to reach people with the Gospel and build healthy congregational life. Sometimes, churches can’t go on as they are to accomplish that purpose. RePlanting is a way to redeem […]

Church Multiplication vs. Church Planting

When talking about planting new churches, I prefer the term church multiplication. Why? Most churches lack margin and without margin financially and with volunteers, they don’t believe that they can plant another church. It’s an option for one day IF we are able. But multiplication is a must for every church and a path to […]

Thank You!

I enjoy receiving thank you notes. God uses these unexpected words of appreciation to bless and encourage me. With that in mind, allow me to say, “Thank you!” on behalf of those you’ve blessed through your faithful giving through the Cooperative Program. On behalf of the church planter who stepped out on faith and sacrificed […]

The Power the Regift!

The Power of the Regift!

We’re already well into the New Year and you may not have done so yet, but sometime this year you probably will. I’m not talking about exercising or dieting. I’m referring to regifting. Apparently regifting has become commonplace. According to Wikipedia, the term became popular when it was introduced on the 80’s sitcom Seinfeld. There […]