Second Baptist Church
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Where We All Come From
The distinction between genetic and genealogical ancestry may be valuable to theology.
Outreach 100 Consortium: What I’m Learning
Outreach 100 pastors share their thoughts on church growth, discipleship, outreach and faithful ministry.
The Church Multiplication Challenge
Across the United States, in churches of all shapes and sizes, God is breathing new life into his people as increasing numbers of leaders embrace the kingdom call to not just grow, but to reproduce and multiply.
How Preaching Might Be Contributing to Deconversions
We must be open to questions, dialogue and differing opinions if we are going to reach our postmodern culture.
Showing Mercy to Those Who Doubt
We need to approach those who are struggling with their faith with generosity of spirit and love.
Planting Through Partnerships: Lake Pointe Church
Lake Pointe Church Multiples Healthy Churches in Major Cities
What Will Your Church’s Legacy Be?
An encouraging new study reveals an increase in church multiplication. Here’s what we’re learning—and how your church can be a part of this kingdom call.
The Paleo-Baptist Option
An alternative to the Benedict Option for navigating post-Christian America.
The Church Inside: A New Movement in America’s Prisons
Tracking the powerful innovations that are changing the landscape of prison ministry today
Africa’s Accelerating Disciple-Making Movement
The church in Africa is mirroring the early church in innovative ways.
When You Feel Like You’re in the Belly of a Big Fish
How do you respond when you’re in a difficult situation, crisis or pain?
When Missionaries Return Broken
Churches that send missionaries to difficult places must be ready to help them heal when they return.
The Biggest Challenge Leaders Face
Taking control of this facet of leadership will help you become that much more decisive and effective as a leader.
Is Your Church Structured for Growth or Control?
Are the structures of your church holding you back from being able to make good decisions?
Why a Clear Succession Plan Is Essential
Having a clear succession plan laid out in your church’s bylaws is a must.
Overcoming the Perfectionism That’s Holding You Back
My perfectionism was keeping me from using my gifts to the glory of God.
Called From Business to Vocational Ministry
Though no story is the same, here’s how I made the jump.
From ‘Zero Tolerance’ to ‘Welcoming the Stranger’
How should churches think about refugees and immigrants?
Outreach Magazine Names Resources of the Year
Highlighting recommended resources for church leaders.
Being Faithful and Flexible in Presenting the Gospel
When sharing our faith, we must adapt to cultural considerations while remaining faithful to the true gospel.
The Comforting Reality of God’s Providence
Even when we cannot see God at work in our world, he is sovereignly orchestrating everything.
Josh Mulvihill: Biblical Grandparenting
Exploring God’s Design for Disciple-Making and Passing Faith to Future Generations (Grandparenting Matters)
What Role Do Grandparents Play in the Family?
What does the Bible have to say about the role of grandparents?
Why We Should Pray in All Circumstances
We can be confident when we pray because of who God is and what he has done.
Making Sense of Slain Missionary John Chau and Global Missions
If John Allen Chau was a fool—recent information suggests otherwise—he was a fool for Christ.
Behaving Christianly in Our Politics
“The longer it takes people to figure out where we stand on political parties, in all likelihood the more faithfully we’re preaching Jesus.”
How to Get Your Confidence Back
Confidence comes not from building ourselves up, but is drawn from the God who made us.
How Do We Respond to Claims the Bible Is Intolerant?
Many people believe the Bible is an obstacle to a tolerant society. Here’s how we can respond.
Outreach Magazine Celebrates America’s Fastest-Growing Churches
LifePoint Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, named fastest-growing church with release of the Outreach 100 American Megachurch Annual
Family Connection: The Bridge Church
The Bridge’s ‘No More Fatherless Initiative’ Offers Physical and Spiritual Adoption.
How Generosity Can Combat Debt
“It’s not greed or selfishness that prevents people from giving. They’re just broke.”
Living Wholeheartedly for God
So many people live half-hearted lives; the story of Caleb encourages us to live fully for God.
The 5 Temptations of a Pastor
“Self-awareness is a gift. It can lead you to confession, repentance and a different future.”
7 Fundamental Traits of Healthy Churches
When I reviewed several model churches, I discovered that healthy churches have these traits in common.
8 Ways to Make Churches Better
We often focus on making our churches bigger, but if we focus on making them better, that will take care of itself.
The Biggest Problem in the New Testament
Jesus said that the harvest is ripe but the workers are few. How can we reawaken our evangelistic zeal?
How Do You Teach Scripture in Oral Cultures?
Approximately 350 million people have no Scripture in their language. Here is an innovative way to reach these people.
A Great 2-Word Coaching Tool
By focusing on the metrics of joy and fruit, you can have a productive conversation with those you coach. Here’s how.
How to Know When It’s Time to Stand Alone
We are made to live in community, but there are times when we must stand alone. Here’s how to know when it’s time.
Discipleship: Built for Relationship
Jesus showed us that making disciples is about forming relationships.