This year has brought about more challenges and cancellations than any of us care to recount. For those meetings and events that were scheduled, more times than not, they happened virtually rather than in person. This has been true for us as Louisiana Baptists. Therefore, I am excited to meet in person for the annual […]
Football is back! When I was a youth minister I worked out with a local high school football team as part of their “optional” summer conditioning program. During one of the workouts the coach took us to the practice field and announced that we were going to run 50 forty-yard sprints. They wouldn’t dare say […]
Lord, we are weary! Especially your people in Louisiana. First, it was COVID-19. We spent weeks leading the nation in cases per capita. We went home. The economic impact of that is still being felt. When people went home, gas prices plummeted. So many of our people who make their living in the oil and […]
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.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the six degrees of separation. Popularized in music, stage, and screen, the idea is that all people are six degrees (people), or fewer, social connections away from another person. To put it another way, we all know someone who knows someone who knows someone, until in only six relationships, we […]
One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve received in recent weeks is, “Are y’all almost finished with Hurricane Laura relief?” That’s a relatively easy question. “NO! Not even close!” Sometimes, the question will vary slightly – “How long will y’all be helping?” That answer is also easy, “As long as it takes.” The reality […]
World War II, the assassination of JFK, the Space Shuttle Disaster in 1986 and again in 2003, the OKC Bombing in 1995, 9-11, Hurricanes—What do they all have in common? They are historical moments that impact life. They change things. September 11, 2001, changed our world. Some defining moments are historical moments that link all […]
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 […]