Sunday School Matters (With Video)

Does Sunday School really matter? If you are responsible for the Sunday School ministry in a local church, then I hope your answer is, “Yes, absolutely, Sunday School matters.” If it does, then I suggest you consider using the new resource from LifeWay Christian Resources, one of our BACE Partners, to deliver quality, ongoing training to your

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Pastoral Transitions: Impact on Church Staff

– By Randall Stone What happens when a pastor leaves and a new pastor arrives at a church? Each year I hear dozens of stories of staff members who have either lost their jobs or been displaced because of changes in pastoral leadership. I’ve been burdened by the disruption to the local church and the

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Is Discipleship Indispensable?

Changing church practices, economic challenges, and church reorganizations have become common occurrences these days. While this is taking place, there is a group of leaders who continually try to keep their eyes on the ball of equipping the church to make disciples. They work behind the scenes and their value many times goes unnoticed. This

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Discipleship Trend: The Redemptive-Historical Method (Video)

Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, describes at the 2016 BACE Conference, the third of eleven practices or trends in discipleship. He calls this Discipleship Trend: The Redemptive-Historical Method. This is a dominate theological trend today based on the narrative of Scripture. Earl Creps, a leading theologian states that . . . You could go through

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Discipleship Trend: Principle-Driven (Video)

Micah Fries, former Director of LifeWay Research, describes at the 2016 BACE Conference, the second of eleven practices or trends in discipleship. He calls this Discipleship Trend: Principle-Driven Disciplemaking. For a long time Southern Baptists did not embrace this practice because churches embraced a more methodological approach to discipleship that promoted consistency from church to church.

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