Why Urban Church Planting is Crucial for Southern Baptists Right Now

Why Urban Church Planting is Crucial for Southern Baptists Right Now
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By D.A. Horton, urban church planter, previously the National Coordinator for Urban Student Missions at NAMB

The United States is “browning” statistically and spiritually. That’s what Richard Rodriguez calls the contemporary  blending of the cultural and ethnic hues residing in our country.
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The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached

The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached
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By Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL

“The Bible Belt is the most difficult place in America to pastor a local church.”

These words, spoken to me by a pastor friend in northern California, seemed comical at the time. I felt like I was taking the easy way out by going to pastor in the South. My West Coast friend was the one who was really on mission, I thought, and I was getting ready to pastor in the land of sweet tea and prayer before the kickoff at the high school football game.
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