#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.
#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.
#21: Why Am I Southern Baptist?
We are often asked, "Why should I want to affiliate with the SBC?" While there are countless advantages and disadvantages of affiliating with a denomination, Dr. Kevin Smith provides some of the reasons that he is personally committed to the Southern Baptist Convention. 
Pastor of Burned Church Encouraged by Love
hough Pastor Philip Pham and the members of Vietnamese Baptist Church are sad and frustrated by the burning of their church building on Tuesday night (Oct. 27), they have also been encouraged by the many expressions of love and support they have received.
Church Doubles CP Giving
Pastor Scott Linginfelter had just preached the opening night of a tent revival on a farm field in rural Greenback,
Future of Missions Summit
Every Church. Every Nation. Summit: The Future of Missions On Oct. 29, from 7-9 p.m. EST, please join the International Mission
2019-20 CP Giving Testifies God’s Faithfulness
The 2020 fiscal year for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) ended Sept. 30, 2020, and despite challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, giving by Southern Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program (CP) for national and international missions and ministries totaled more than $192.9 million. After the September receipt of gifts of more than $14.8 million, giving for the year ended less than 2 percent below the national CP allocation budget.
Religious Liberty Ruling Commended
A court decision in support of a Kentucky photographer who declines to shoot same-sex weddings is a victory for religious freedom, advocates for the First Amendment right said.
Strong CP Giving in 2020
Furthermore, our giving shows a decrease of 2.92 percent after the first nine months of this fiscal year versus a year ago, but our actual giving to date is only 1.47 percent below our projected budget for the first nine months of our fiscal year.
After the Bostock Supreme Court Case
By Russell Moore After the Bostock Supreme Court case – ERLC The Supreme Court of the United States released its
Leaders Call for a United SBC
by Tess Schoonhoven NASHVILLE (BP) — Calling the racial unrest roiling the nation “spiritual warfare,” and saying “unless hearts change,
IMB: Stateside Summer initiative
by Caroline Anderson RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — The International Mission Board (IMB) Student Team’s Stateside Summer initiative empowers students to