In light of all that is happening in our world, many churches are cancelling programs, events and services. There are three things every church MUST Do. LIVE Worship – There is still a need for people to weekly engage in the big conversations about the church and its role in the community. Facebook Live is […]
Louisiana Baptists Church Planting Advisory Council Meeting was held this month. This council is made up of pastors, lay leaders, and Associational Missions Strategists from across Louisiana. It has met continuously since 2009, assisting and giving oversight to the work of the Missions and Ministry Team in relation to Church Planting objectives and goals. The […]
The vast majority of churches start out with less than 50 people. Actually, 70% of our current plants in Louisiana started below 50. 38% (or 618) of all Southern Baptist Churches in Louisiana reported attendance below 50 in 2018. Having 50 people or less is not bad. In some communities, 50 is a big church. […]
Last Thursday evening, I had the distinct honor to bring greetings from Louisiana Baptists at the formal inauguration of President Jamie Dew, the new president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I wanted to share with you the content of my greetings in hopes that you might join with me in praying for Dr. Dew’s […]
ECON 2020 compelled a large gathering of Louisiana Baptists to share Jesus and develop a strategy to do just that. Thanks to your gifts through the Cooperative Program, we were able to bring presenters from across the United States to inspire us to dream once again about what God could do in and through churches. […]
Planning for summer camp will be here before you know it! Do you and your 1-6 grader at church have summer plans in late July? I am inviting you to take note of a special event for all children in our state-Children’s Mission Camp. This camp will be held at Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center […]
I was eating with a friend and the subject of Here for You came up during our conversation. We talked about the creativity and quality of the commercials, the great response to the Super Bowl, Final Four and digital components, and the way we were using the campaign to reach people who have never set foot […]
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