Striking the Waters: A Comprehensive Strategy for Missions Giving 

Late last year, I enjoyed casual conversation at an SCBaptist association’s monthly pastor gathering. We discussed Baptist doctrine, organization, mission, and funding. Several in the room asked for help with a practical strategy for funding our shared mission work locally, statewide, nationally, and globally. Each church can make a huge difference around the corner and […]

The Unplanned Planter

The rain came at the worst possible time. Every Saturday afternoon at precisely 2 p.m., the Chery family drags amplifiers and mic stands and folding chairs and extension cords out the front door of their house, loads them into all the trunks and back seats they can round up, and then they drive across town […]

Extended Family and a Church Called Refuge

 Josh and Beth Glymph are different, but not in the way people might expect. It’s true, their family photos are eclectic and multi-colored. “That’s because we have two biological children,” Josh says, “and we also have three adopted children.” And it’s also true that four years ago, they planted a church. “We were sent out […]

From One Prodigal to Another

“What’s someone like you doing in a place like this?” When Faith Garland goes where she goes, that question is bound to come up eventually. And perhaps the best response she can give is this: Sometimes, it takes a prodigal to know a prodigal. “I relate well to runaway types,” she says, “because when I […]

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer for North American Missions March 3-10

We are living on the mission field in North America. The nations continue to come here in search of a better life. At the same time, religious faith is decreasing among our population. The faithful prayers and generous giving of Southern Baptists to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering are needed more than ever. For more […]

Impact of Church’s Gift Being Felt Across the Globe

Church makes impact on mission mobilization A small, rural church in lower South Carolina has made a huge impact on mission mobilization. Members of George’s Creek Baptist in Olar “felt convicted to not hold on to financial resources in reserve and to release these resources for kingdom impact,” said Lee Clamp, associate executive director-treasurer of […]