Columns on Baptist Life

Middle East Christians: Strength Through Powerlessness | Elie Haddad, Middle East, European Baptist Federation, Religious Freedom, Religious Persecution
Middle East Christians: Strength Through Powerlessness
By: Elie Haddad
Middle East Christians are facing terrible tragedies on many fronts, but they're discovering how to be agents of hope to those around them with no hope. They may be powerless, but they're not weak. Read More ...
Elie Haddad

Church Makes Difference for 3rd-Grade Readers | Preston Clegg, Tutoring, Social Capital, Education
Church Makes Difference for 3rd-Grade Readers
By: Preston Clegg
When Second Baptist in Little Rock began to pray and research their next missions project, they focused on third-grade reading levels. The goal was to impact an injustice rather than treat its symptoms. Read More ...
Preston Clegg

What Kind of Leader Does Your Church Need? | Darren Blaney, Leadership, Baptists, Integrity
What Kind of Leader Does Your Church Need?
By: Darren Blaney
The Bible isn't concerned about churches being led by charismatic leaders sharing the vision and achieving goals. Its focus is on godly men and women helping others become godly men and women. Read More ...
Darren Blaney

Why Your Church Can Disagree and Still Be United | Pat Took, Baptists, Church Polity, Baptist Times, Church Freedom, Priesthood of Believers
Why Your Church Can Disagree and Still Be United
By: Pat Took
For a church to achieve unity, or be of "one mind," it doesn't require seeing eye-to-eye on all issues. Rather, churches should be filled with dissident voices struggling to find God's way together. Read More ...
Pat Took

Baptism Reminds Us of Our Calling to Heal a Broken World | Sam Chaise, Baptism, Canadian Baptist Ministries
Baptism Reminds Us of Our Calling to Heal a Broken World
By: Sam Chaise
Baptism reminds us that we have joined those who down through the ages have chosen to be on the side of God and his work, but healing a broken world is a daunting task. Read More ...
Sam Chaise

6 Lessons I Learned Returning to the Pastorate | Ronnie Brewer, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry
6 Lessons I Learned Returning to the Pastorate
By: Ronnie Brewer
After spending almost three years in denominational work, a minister transitioned back to pastor a local church. The six lessons he learned may also apply to other churches. Read More ...
Ronnie Brewer

Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings | Neville Callam, Baptist World Alliance, Worship, Diversity
Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings
By: Neville Callam
When Baptist World Alliance members gather for their annual meeting, not everyone speaks English. The BWA ensures that non-English speakers don't feel like second-class participants. Read More ...
Neville Callam