Resources on Ministry

Later this week, the Southern Baptist Convention will host an event, SBC Advance, designed to tell “the story of what God is doing through our churches,” according to Ronnie Floyd, president of the SBC Executive Committee. Likewise, SBC President J.D.... Continue...

Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new interim guidelines to communities of faith in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance was offered by the CDC in an effort “to help communities of faith discern how... Continue...

Our jobs help us serve the needs of our neighbors and lead to human flourishing, both for the individual and for communities. Conversely, not having a job can adversely affect the spiritual and psychological well-being of individuals and families. For... Continue...

All church ministries should include sharing the good news of the gospel with those we love.  The story of God’s perfection, our sinfulness and separation from God, and the saving work of Jesus is the greatest need of every person.... Continue...

Hospital chaplains are also fighting a more delicate battle to assert themselves as essential care. Southern Baptist leader Dr. Russell Moore is frustrated that some hospitals see chaplains as just extra. "My concern is that we need to see hospital... Continue...

Note: This article is intended as a starting point for your church as you consider the right course of action for your local congregation. Leaders will need to make wise decisions for their local church in line with local, state,... Continue...

It’s been nearly two months now since many of our churches gathered. And we’re beyond ready to be back together again. We miss the harmony of congregational singing and the joy of friends and families fellowshipping together in the church... Continue...

Recently, I had the opportunity to read A Big Gospel in Small Places: Why Ministry in Forgotten Communities Matters by Stephen Witmer. Witmer (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) serves as pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, Massachusetts, a small town... Continue...

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, a feeling of helplessness and fear hit many of us. What could we do? How would we be able to serve in the midst of restrictions? What if we got sick? But one church in... Continue...

The Apostle Paul lived with a pastoral concern for his churches. In several of his letters, we encounter the apostle’s heart for Christ’s sheep, especially when they faced suffering and persecution on account of faithfulness to Christ. As pastors seek... Continue...