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Global Baptist leaders from more than 20 countries contributed articles and videos that share insights gained in the crucible of crisis. Use the search bar to search by author or browse by the excerpts below.
Rethinking What It Means “To Gather” the Congregation
Nathan Nettleton shares lessons learned in adapting to online worship and identifies key groups who were blessed by the transition.
Light in the Dark, Tiny Room
Miqlat Ministry Director Asha Sanchu shares about a miraculous and spontaneous prayer service in the midst of a crowded, smoke-filled bar.
A Society’s Outpouring of Kindness
Sophia Williams details numerous acts of kindness in Jamaica amid the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on the demonstration of compassion and justice in our society.
Initiatives in the Church Amidst the Current Situation in Japan
Based on Mathew 9:36, Sasagu Okumura reflects on the importance of compassion in the wake of COVID-19 and a natural disaster in Japan.
Ser Igreja fora do templo
Lília Dias Marianno compartilha como a Igreja Batista de Água Branca respondeu à pandemia global.
Reimagining Ritual: Compassion During a Time of Crisis
Jamie Eaddy observes that people of faith gather in community but charges the church to find creative ways to engage in ritual and meaning-making.
Teaching Children to Persevere During the Pandemic
A mother with young children, Seketuno chase Punyu urges parents to see the beauty of God and the opportunity to pour into our children in the midst of the pandemic.
The Daily Office in a Contemporary Setting
Alex Pugh describes the spiritual growth experienced in her church by implementing daily devotional videos on YouTube.
Victorian Baptist Churches on a Mission for Innovation
Despite strictly enforced limitations due to COVID-19, Daniel Bullock tells how one church led the way in “missiological ecclesiology.”
Discovering Joy in Burma
Ministry leaders celebrate over 200 years of Baptist partnership in Myanmar/Burma and discuss victories and challenges to ministry during this climate of social unrest.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Churches in Nigeria
Oladeji Adebayo reports on the impact of COVID-19 in Nigeria and relates practical guidance to reduce infection in places of worship.
The Church Is Sharing Our Burden: The Response of the Lebanese Baptist Church to Syrian Refugees
Joe Bridi and Sophie Nasrallah examine the changing sense of mission in Lebanese Baptist churches and the impact in their ministry with Syrian refugees.
Equipping Youth and Children to Be Worshippers
By including youth and children in the creation of internet worship services, Ai Akers reflects on positive outcomes of the project.
From Relapse to Hope
Cristina Arcidiacono reflects on a year in Italy during the lockdown and issues a call to hope from Psalm 31.
Lécio Dornas descreve o Projecto Cuidar (Projeto Cuidar) como uma resposta prática a uma questão espiritual: “Como podemos ajudar os brasileiros que vivem em nossa comunidade durante a pandemia?”
Global Baptist leaders share ministry insights learned in the last year and how they can be integrated within your context.