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New normal: Church planting during challenging times

COVID-19 has accelerated change globally in an unprecedented manner. History-shaping events have occurred before, but only a few of them during the last decade of high-tech innovation and information saturation.

Why get trained in disaster relief?

Preparation is important in any area of ministry — it enables us to be more effective as we seek to be used by God to reach or minister to others.

Equipping the saints through one-on-one discipleship

One effective method of equipping the saints is through discipleship. Many effective discipleship approaches exist, but one of the simplest, most rewarding methods, is one-on-one discipleship. This method is also called life-on-life or mentoring.

Sunrise's Community Based Services equips the saints

In 1869, a group of ladies at Walnut Street Baptist Church opened the Louisville Baptist Orphan's Home. This is a beautiful beginning of a ministry in motion, but what is left out of this story so many times is the years of preparation, planning and prayer that led to the doors opening on June 30, 1869.

Color blindness: Biblical reflections on racial and social unrest

Someone recently said the world would be a better place if we were all colorblind. I listened with sensitive ears because the person's words reminded me of a song performed by one of my favorite gospel artists, John P. Kee, in 1994. The title is "Color Blind." The song's lyrics induce tears when I recall a former commitment to racist ideas.

From the editor

Ephesians 4 provides one of the most comprehensive explanations about unity in the church. Verses 11-12 form the theme of this month's issue focused on "Equipping the Saints."

Thank you for equipping me

My life was forever changed by a pastor who insisted I learn to share the gospel. Bob Latham, former pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Ind., did not ask if I wanted to be equipped; he insisted on it.

Richard Carnes' legacy with KBF is one of faithful service

As trust counsel, I have traveled all over Kentucky with the foundation's former president, Richard Carnes. Looking back, a lot of those drives were about three hours. Some more, some less. You learn a lot about a person during windshield time. We talked about everything — sports, family, work, the economy and God.

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Churchgoers express hope, sadness over leaders who leave the faith

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