By Dr. Rob Peters, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC
A frequent question among Southern Baptists is whether Calvinists and non-Calvinists can work on the same church staff. My answer is: it depends.
It can be done, but it takes intentionality. Continue reading “Can Calvinists and Non-Calvinists Work Together on the Same Staff Team?”
By Dr. Juan Sanchez, senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, TX
Ethnic diversity has been all the rage in our culture for some time now. But while our culture celebrates diversity, it has a difficult time achieving it. This is because simply celebrating diversity is impotent to unite us, since it does nothing to address the very issues that divide us. Ever since sin came into the world through Adam, humanity has been at war: men versus women (Gen. 3), brother versus brother (Gen. 4), and ethnic group versus ethnic group (Gen. 10).
Continue reading “Is the SBC Diversity-Friendly?”
By Scott Slayton, Lead Pastor of Chelsea Village Baptist Church, Chelsea, AL
“Ninety percent of churches are plateaued or declining.” How many times have pastors heard this at a conference, read it in an article, or seen it in their Twitter feed? The reality of plateaued and declining churches means that the vast majority of pastors in the United States labor in a revitalizing situation. Even pastors who lead church plants find their churches in need of revitalization after a couple of years.