Technology Helps FBC Crofton Weather COVID-19
In January of last year, Keith Hinton, executive pastor at First Baptist Church of Crofton, spoke with a friend at another church in town. Both oversaw the technology of their respective congregations. Their concerns over the coronavirus had introduced a question: How would we have church … if we can’t have church?
#23: Pastoring Unity in Churches
Recently, Dr. Smith interviewed Pastor Larry Lin of the Village Church in Hampden. Pastor Lin discussed cultivating unity, diversity, inclusion, and holiness in our churches.
Reflecting Biblically on the Jan. 6 Violence
You may be experiencing all sorts of emotional reactions, and that’s okay. It is healthy to have authentic human responses to major events.
Maryland/Delaware Roundup, Jan. 7, 2021
Lexington Park Baptist Church in Maryland had a New Year’s Eve Facebook Live variety show with a mix of music, trivia, puppets, greetings from around the world, and music. Pastor Chris McCombs’ family provided a variety of
Encouraging Words for Frightening Times
Faith in God’s abiding presence is the only true remedy for fear.
Background Checks Aren’t Enough
What are you doing to protect children in your ministry from sexual abuse?
DR volunteers continue to work through Christmas and COVID
“Due to COVID safety protocols, our DR work has been slower and more complicated than normal, but God has continued to provide what we’ve needed,” shared Ellen Udovich.
#22: Pastoring and COVID-19 Restrictions
Several months ago, we spoke with two Anne Arundel County pastors, Jon Brewer of Lake Shore Baptist Church and Dennis Gray of Riva Trace Baptist Church, about pastoring and respecting governing authorities during the rapidly changing and often confusing challenges presented by COVID-19.
COVID Christmas — Make it a Holy Night
Corona Christmas 2020 — will it be one we remember or one we'd rather forget? As our country continues to see very high Covid numbers and the hospitals remain at capacity, how will we celebrate Christmas this year?
Engaging the Next Generation on Mental Health
According to a recent Barna study, half of 18-year-olds in the U.S. report anxiety and fear of failure, and about 40 percent say they often feel sad or depressed. Thirty-four percent of young people say they feel lonely and isolated from others.
Perspective: O Come Emmanuel
And here is the takeaway life truth from this message. As we consider the glimmer of hope in the darkness of Advent and the blinding glory of light that we experience with the coming of the Lord Jesus, we are reminded that many in our world today, even after Jesus’ coming, still live as though He has not come - they remain in darkness. Imagine what it must be like for them! They are lost and without hope. Who will tell them about Jesus and turn their faces into the light?
Creative ways to Celebrate Christmas (Part 2)
So many churches are being creative this holiday season that we added a second installment of "Churches find creative ways to celebrate Christmas!" Maryland/Delaware churches aren't letting a global pandemic stop them from loving their neighbors and sharing the Good News.  And note this is just a small sampling of the many incredible ministries and outreaches churches are offering through the holidays.