Outreach

“Members of Orchard Avenue Baptist Church are using yard signs to share the message that our hope is in the Lord.”

"'Now is a perfect time,' he says, 'for us to be the church . . . and let our joy be contagious.' In that same video he showed viewers a yard sign saying 'Our Hope Is in You, Lord.' The church’s name and logo are in the top right corner. He challenged his congregation to display the signs in their yards." - GARBC

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“JD Greear, Omar Suleiman to discuss Christian-Muslim relations at NC college”

"...students will hear Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear and Yaqeen Institute founder Imam Omar Suleiman discuss how evangelicals and Muslims can find a way forward 'in a time of unprecedented division and distrust.' The conversation, hosted by the Veritas Forum... is co-sponsored by the school’s Muslim Students Association, its Cru and InterVarsity clubs, and Neighborly Faith" - RNS

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The Value of Biblical Exposition in Evangelism

Republished from randywhiteministries.org by permission.

Once upon a time, churches met on Sunday mornings for “preaching services.” In these services, preachers preached the Word of God, often verse-by-verse. They were chiefly teachers of the Word, and the faithful attenders were the eager students. They carried their Bible, took notes, and (over time) became experts of the Scriptures.

Then, a thing called the Church Growth Movement changed all that.

The Sunday morning service changed from the “Preaching Service” to the “Worship Service,” which eventually changed to the “Worship Gathering,” and further changed to simply, “Praise and Worship.” The service became mostly filled with music, drama, and moments of introspection. The preacher became the “Lead Pastor” and the “preaching” gave way to a “speech” and, then, just a “talk or conversation.” The talk was about felt needs and everyday issues. It was filled with humor, emotionalism, and “go get ‘em tiger” conclusions. All this was done because the church thought it needed to soften its tone, lighten up, be authentic (whatever that means), and speak to the heart. Otherwise, the lost would never come to know Jesus.

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