Crossings conference encourages parents to be disciple makers

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

LOUISVILLE—The task of parents is to make “God magnificent to the next generation,” Children Desiring God’s David and Sally Michael told attenders at Crossings Ministries first “Leading with Love” conference on Nov. 11.

The day-long conference saw 50 participants, but more watched through livestreamed sessions. The event was an intentional way for Crossings to help parents disciple their children well, Jeff Darlymple, president of Crossings MInistries, and Randall Breland, Crossings communications director, said. Continue reading “Crossings conference encourages parents to be disciple makers”

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Langley to Ky. Baptists: Go and make Christ known

Originally published in Western Recorder – http://westernrecorder.org/2053.article

LOUISVILLE—The church’s task is to reach a culture that’s confused about Jesus, Bill Langley, Kentucky Baptist Convention president and pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, told messengers during his presidential address at the KBC Annual Meeting in Louisville.

Langley cited the statistic that 78 percent of churches in America have plateaued or are waning. Many mainline church leaders refuse to recognize Jesus as anything more than an historical figure, Langley said, observing that even among the churches that are growing, many are growing by “swapping sheep,” Langley said. Continue reading “Langley to Ky. Baptists: Go and make Christ known”

Look to Jesus’ example, Ky. pastors urged

Originally published in Western Recorder – http://www.westernrecorder.org/2054.article

LOUISVILLE—“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” asked Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans.

Every person has had “those times in your life, in your ministry, where you have to make a choice, a decision, but you really don’t know what to do,” Luter, the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told those attending the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Pastors’ Conference Nov. 13. “Who do you turn to for such a critical hour in your life?” he asked. Continue reading “Look to Jesus’ example, Ky. pastors urged”