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.

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Tim Lafleur served as the campus minister for 20 years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. He pastored various sized churches for 30 years, many even while at Nicholls. Tim was the Disciplemaking pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church for 4 years. He assisted in expanding the discipleship ministry from 12 the first year to over 1200 in 2015. He currently serves as the Equipping Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church to equip and empower members to do ministry. Tim is married to Chris LaFleur and has a four wonderful children, and ten amazing grandchildren (making holidays very fun exciting)! Tim enjoys reading books by John Piper, and pastor Robby Gallaty. His hobbies include watching the LSU tigers play or going fishing for the day. Brother Tim lives to be obedient to the call of God, and is reminded of God’s strength through his favorite passage of scripture, Colossians 1:28-29.