Building healthy relationships throughout your community demonstrates the authenticity of the Christian faith. When your actions in public, at work, and at home reveal Jesus – your words about Jesus will receive a much more receptive hearing.
Maintaining right relationships, including (but also broader than) personal moral purity, is an essential part of preserving your legacy. Transparency with others, keeping short accounts of wrongs committed, letting love cover egregious behavior, and sacrificing personal preferences to...
Leaders are supposed to be mature people who approach their role as adults. There are many people today – in all fields, not just politics – who lead more like children. We need more adults in the room!
My weekend-world and weekday-world reveal the disconnect that sometimes exists between seminary conversations and real-world concerns. This past weekend was a good reminder of what it means to prepare people for leadership in local churches. I spoke at a men’s conference with attendees from...
One contemporary trend in worship services is turning the lights down on the congregation during the service. This has the effect of focusing the attention on the stage, much like happens in a theater. The goal is well-intended – minimizing distraction among the audience – but actually has a...
Baptist Foundations work as partners with state conventions of Southern Baptists across the United States. These Foundations do many things, depending on their location and size, but their core function is estate planning.
Pastors are the most important kingdom leaders. Without their effective leadership, healthy churches cannot be built. Without healthy churches, everything else – from missions to seminaries – ultimately fails.
For many years, my personal ministry has included leading young men to Jesus and helping them learn to follow him – what people call “discipling men.” I am often asked about the best method for doing this.
One of the best aspects of being president at Gateway is working in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment. For more than twenty years, there has been no racial or ethnic majority in our student population.
Last Thursday, in a remarkable way, God visited our chapel and called us to visible response to His Word at work in our lives. Dr. Benny Wong, pastor of First Chinese Baptist Church of Los Angeles, preached a powerful message on our responsibility to participate in and lead corporate prayer.