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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 or browse the excerpts below.
Nathan Nettleton shares lessons learned in adapting to online worship and identifies key groups who were blessed by the transition.
As churches pivot to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, theologian Paul Fiddes reminds us of the virtues of virtual covenant, fellowship, and body.
Moses B. Adebayo instructs leaders to embrace social media in integral mission.
Mark Craig shares insights into positive changes that are emerging as churches pivot in the wake of our new reality.
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.
Rev. Dr. Wati Longchar laments the cruelty of COVID-19 but also sees it as a unique opportunity to focus on what matters most.
Jonathan Ingleby shows how Jesus’s compassion was more than a powerful emotion. It ushered in a program of action.
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?”
Luiz Sayão examina a profecia de Nahum no contexto de um mundo pagão e discorre sobre a misericórdia de Deus.
In response to the global pandemic’s impact on the Church, Rev. Lisa Weaver examines the priesthood of believers and the participation of all Christians in the ministry of Jesus.
Alex Pugh describes the spiritual growth experienced in her church by implementing daily devotional videos on YouTube.
Samson Aderinto Adedokun gives practical responses to 7 challenges caused by COVID-19.
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.
Lécio Dornas describes Projecto Cuidar (Care Project) as a practical response to a spiritual question: “How can we help Brazilians living in our community during the pandemic?”
Rev. Xavier L. Johnson urges pastoral and ministry leaders to embrace change and discern God’s “preferred future” for their church.
Allison Benfield explains how God’s creative Spirit worked through the disruption of normality and led to innovative ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas.
Rory Mackenzie discusses the concept of karma in the context of COVID-19 and the impact on how suffering is perceived.
Villo Naleo draws lesson from Noah, a righteous man who faced a global crisis, and details how churches in Nagaland responded positively to the pandemic.
Paul Campion shares how Shirley Baptist Church used creativity within worship to help their community stay connected during lockdown.
Drawing from biblical examples of people wishing to go “back to normal,” Victoria Aleksandravicene encourages Christians to seek transformation within the “new normal.”
I wish you were more curious. I wish we were more curious. I wish I were more curious. We desperately need churches and leaders that are curious. We need to be asking questions and exploring insights. To confess our ignorance, we need humility....
The COVID-19 pandemic took the whole world by surprise and brought many nations of the world to their knees. Discover how churches in Nagaland responded to the crisis.
Polisi Kivava shares practical measures taken by churches to help the most vulnerable.
The most obvious comment about the news at present is that that we live in troubled times. Of course, we have to keep that in perspective.
Jilia Bowering celebrates the local church’s unique ability to respond to the world’s largest crises with prayerful, contextual, and collaborative integral mission.
Roshan Mendis examines the ministry of Jesus and discusses the Great Commission and Great Commandment as they relate to integral mission.
Rev. Israel Olofinjana explores discipleship in a suffering world and examines theology that originates in the context of loss and pain.
Just as the Psalmist faced diverse dangers, Roshan Mendis exhorts readers to respond to COVID-19 on the basis of our spiritual roots.
Wati Longchar challenges readers to go out from the four walls of the church at this critical time to show love and justice in action.
Based on Romans 8, Jonathan Wilson applies the three groanings within the story of God’s redemption to the context of COVID-19 and offers hope in the Spirit.
Global Baptist leaders share ministry insights learned in the last year and how they can be integrated within your context.