From the Executive Director

The LAST Next Time

For the past four years, I have been signing off this article with “Until Next Time.” Here we are, June 2021, and this is the last of these. No more next time in this space from Steve McNeil. Jeannine and I want to thank you SCBI for placing your confidence in us on March 6, 2017, at the Executive Board meeting when you voted unanimously to call me as your Executive Director. What a humbling moment in my life. I must confess to you that I feel that my life has been a string of humbling moments. In 1975, my pastor came to me and asked if I would consider being the part-time Recreation Director at our church in Oklahoma City. I was saved through the ministry of this church. They had just built a new “Christian Life Center” and wanted me to organize the programs and ministry for the church. I couldn’t believe they were asking me to do this. About a year and a half later, the pastor came back and asked if I would

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A Unique Time for SCBI

I have been writing in this article for the past year about different aspects of a process that our state convention is going through called Denominee. This has been an interesting, challenging, informative and futuristic look at how we function as a state convention. Let me take a moment

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Latest Articles

A greeting from President Josh Goepfrich

My fellow Indiana Baptists, I would like to introduce myself to those who may not know me. My name is Joshua Goepfrich and I serve as pastor at Hilltop Community Church in Warsaw, IN. My wife Melissa and I have been married twenty-two years

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An update from the search committee.

As we bid “Godspeed” to our friend, brother, and SCBI Executive Director, Steve McNeil, your Administrative Committee requests your prayers in the search for our next Executive Director. The committee consists of: Beverly Whitely, Tom Savage (Chairman), Dennis Runner, Bobby Pell, John Newland, Larry

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2021—The Difference!

2021—The Difference! The difference between open and closed; between guests and no guests; between camps and no camps; between light and dark. This year, the summer of 2021, is the summer of Difference at Highland Lakes. We are excited to welcome back our campers,

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I didn’t know what I couldn’t see.

OK, I am officially old. I had cataract surgery last month. All my life, my vision has been somewhat of an issue. I got glasses at eight years old. I was unable to qualify in a night firing exercise in the Army after leading

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Baptist Foundation of Indiana

Baptist Foundation of Indiana Update

In spite of experiencing a global pandemic in 2020, BFI finished the year financially strong – with a growth of assets under management to over $8 million and 150 investments. We have seen God’s hand in every area of the Foundation, and we are

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Bev Olonoh’s Retirement

After serving the SCBI family for 23 years, on staff at SCBI 1998-2017 and with the Baptist Foundation of Indiana since 2017, Bev has sensed the Lord’s leading to retire. Her prayer and trust is that God will continue to grow His Kingdom through

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