– Randy Tompkins Information about people living in a specific area of your church’s ministry area can be beneficial to the planning of activities and events for your church. Using community data such as the age of the people, the number of children, youth, or senior adults, and other information can allow church leaders to…

– Bill Taylor I was shocked to receive a writing assignment from the Baptist Association of Christian Educators titled, The Leadership Vacuum in Church Leadership, yet that title is an apt description of most churches today. The word vacuum stems from the Latin adjective vacuus for “vacant” or “void.” The word meaning of vacuum is…

It’s amazing how quickly normality can be cancelled! All “normal” best practices for Sunday School and Small Groups have been turned upside down in recent days, which has left most church leaders in our culture scurrying about trying to determine how we are going to continue discipleship in a COVID-19 world. Yet, there is one…

– Ryan Wicker In April of 2016, I was ordained as a Southern Baptist pastor. I was 33 years old and began serving part-time at my church as an associate pastor to adults.  By January of 2017, I was called to be the full-time Associate Pastor of Education at the same church, and I am…

Psalm 68:5-6 states that God is “A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is God in His holy habitation. God makes a home for the lonely…” As we approach Father’s Day, we need to realize as church leaders that there are those in the congregation who either had an unhealthy relationship…