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Leading others to Christ

By Joe LaGuardia

I can’t remember the first time someone with an over-zealous type of faith asked me how many people I have led to Christ.   619 more words


You Don't Have to Go

You don’t have to go. Increasingly, I hear of younger Southern Baptists leaving for the Anglican Church. Two of my friends (along with two acquaintances) in seminary and doctoral work made the shift from the SBC to the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). 559 more words


Young adults: Engines of today's Church

Young adults have gotten a bad wrap.  My generation–18 to 35 years old–goes by a variety of labels: Generation X, Generation Y, Millennials, the Entitlement Generation.   674 more words


Trinity Baptist celebrates 30 years of faith and the arts

By Joe LaGuardia

Aside from some favorite times during the Christian year, such as Pentecost and Advent, we here at my church practice another event that has become a favorite: Christival.   632 more words


Five things I want my new church to know about me

By Rev. Emily Holladay

I’ve officially completed my first full week of ministry at Broadway Baptist Church, and I can honestly say that I’m starting my second week with more excitement than hesitation, more hope than fear, and more energy than fatigue. 573 more words

Congregational Leadership

When criticism gets in God's way

By Emily Holladay

This post was originally featured on Call and Response, a blog sponsored by Duke Divinity’s Faith & Leadership program. Two years after I wrote this post, I find myself searching for ways to extend learning and mentoring relationships so that there is a place for the young, energetic minister and the wise, seasoned minister (maybe even from different churches!) to share together in the learning process. 646 more words


Preachers: Thou Shalt Not Steal

By Joe LaGuardia

In the movie, The Words, actor Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer named Rory Jansen.  Like so many amateur authors, Rory is unable to get published, much less noticed. 627 more words