Compassion Ministries

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Southern Baptists are compassionate people—media portrayals notwithstanding. Yes, we have some mean-spirited, negative people in our movement. The media seems to always find them when they want a story about us. In doing this, they ignore the millions of people who invest billions of dollars and...

A New Urgency

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Over the Christmas Eve/Day weekend, we attended five different churches in Southern California. Although the churches were diverse in their size, constituency, and methodology, there was one common emphasis—a somewhat surprising emphasis given the season—in those Christmas services. At each...

Mission Discipline

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Mission discipline is when most aspects of organizational function line up with the organization’s mission. No organization is perfect, so expecting all aspects to align totally with the mission is unrealistic. But the more an organization’s behaviors (actions, policies, budgets, personnel...