Inviting young, developing ministers into the full ministry experience can invigorate congregations while providing the larger church with talented clergy capable of avoiding burnout. 

Published in Congregations
Friday, 31 October 2014 12:24

This is what we do

Given an opportunity, churches can demonstrate who they really are — and why they do what they do.

Published in Commentaries
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:37

Owning up to our flaws

There’s a problem with the simplistic worldview that American evangelicalism has spawned.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 18 July 2014 14:06

Build and tear down

Sometimes the same leader who builds up a church can destroy it.

Published in Commentaries

On the “ex-SBC”: The columnist responds to his many respondents related to his trilogy of articles on moderate Baptists. 

DALLAS—It's not coincidental that the pastoral residency program at Wilshire Baptist Church occurs in a group context. Wilshire employs four pastoral residents with help from the Lilly Endowment and supports a music ministry resident out of the church budget. The five young ministers work out of a shared office space and collaborate on many of their weekly tasks.
Published in 2007 Archives
When a Baptist minister graduates from seminary or divinity school, what factors predict whether that person will succeed or fail in local church ministry?
Published in 2007 Archives