When Pastor Bob McCartney arrived at First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, he wanted to lead the congregation to minister better to two distinct populations—students at Midwestern State University and the airmen and their families at Sheppard Air Force Base.
Deciding whether to plant a new church that would one day function as an autonomous body or start an extension of the congregation in that targeted area isn't easy, according to church planting experts.
Before a church launches a multisite ministry, it must select and secure a site, assemble a leadership team, raise funds and work through logistical details. But Northview Baptist Church in Lewisville has discovered the most difficult task sometimes may be education.
Covenant Fellowship in Huntsville functions as a hybrid multicampus church as a means to give birth to autonomous congregations across the state and the nation. It was asked by the state prison system to work with inmates, staff, ex-offenders and the families of each.
Removing downed trees was the task at hand, but lifting people’s spirits was the goal for the Harmony-Pittsburg Baptist Association chainsaw team, one of nine Texas Baptist Men relief teams serving in northern Alabama.
By Bill Webb You see the most interesting-looking people in airports. Yesterday in a terminal in Greensboro, N.C., I noticed a young lady who wasn't very tall and had a head full of curly black hair. We were waiting to