From the Executive Director

Why Our Convention’s New Strategy Is Sustainable

Sustainable: “able to last or continue for a long time” (Merriam-Webster) Our new strategy: Partnering with churches to discover and fulfill their next steps.  The steps in this strategy: Clarify the next step; Collaborate for the most effective plan; Coach throughout implementation; Celebrate success! Quick note:

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God Speaks, It Happens

One of my favorite Christmas hymns is Hark the Herald Angels Sing. We can debate if angels actually sang in the Bible (does it really say that?), but we certainly know that angels were the channel through whom God communicated to major characters in the Christmas account.  Everything God

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Encouragement for SCBI’s Bi-vocational Pastors and Wives

Bi-vocational pastors make up the largest percentage of our pastors serving in Indiana. 83% of all Southern Baptist churches report a Sunday School attendance of fewer than 125, and most of these congregations have bi-vocational pastors (representing approximately 37,000 churches!). Other evangelical denominations report

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Make 2022 the year of prayer

Happy New Year! That’s how it is supposed to go, right? Then the next thing we do is set out resolutions for our health, family, and work life. This is designed to help us achieve everything that we want for the new year. But

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Transformed Women’s Retreat 2022 – Together

Spring is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to be renewed. This year’s Transformed women’s retreat theme is TOGETHER! Hebrews 10:24-25 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting

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Missionaries with the International Mission Board

Dr. Matthew and Heather Hirt – former Associate Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in North Vernon, Indiana and his wife – moved to Nigeria in June 2021 to serve as missionaries with the International Mission Board; Matthew is working as a professor at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary to train and equip seminary students to fulfill the Great Commission.
Watch the video below for an update on their life overseas and the wonderful ways they are connecting with people and spreading God’s Word!

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