Reflections on the Southern Baptist Convention

Reflections on the Southern Baptist Convention

Last week I was at the Southern Baptist Convention. In fact, our whole team, as well as the Replicate team, attended. It was great getting to catch up with old friends and to see the many churches represented at the convention that we partner with through the SBC and the Cooperative Program to advance the Kingdom of God locally, nationally and globally. I was excited to hear the report that Pastor Robby Gallaty gave to the convention on the findings from the Disciplemaking Task Force. This report was commissioned by Kevin Ezell and the North American Mission Board. I was encouraged to hear Pastor Robby challenge churches to be more intentional in engaging the Bible. Information about this report, the task force, and the findings are available online.

Replicate Booth

I especially enjoyed working with Chris Swain, the director of Replicate, and others on our team to give away Replicate resources and provide free assessments for churches in regards to disciple making in their local context.

Thankful For You

If you came by the Replicate booth, I want to say thank you. Thanks to members of our “tribe” who attended past Discipleship Blueprints and were involved in Replicate Equipping Cohorts. In addition, it was a joy to meet many of you for the first time. Click here to find out more about the next Discipleship Blueprint or our Replicate Equipping Cohorts.

Work To Be Done

As I talked with many pastors and church leaders at the convention by doing their assessments, I realized that many of our churches and church leaders want to make disciples but they just don’t know where to start. They don’t have a model or a clear pathway to make disciples. Here’s where we may be able to help. We can help you to work toward fulfilling the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by developing a clear pathway to make disciples in your local context. If you’d like more information, contact Chris Swain.