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AB 506 Webinar AB506 Resources In our role of serving ministries in California, the California Southern Baptist Convention is working to develop authoritative resources for the ministries we serve. We’ve been following the law and making sure that our ministries have all of the resources to comply with the requirements of AB 506 in California.  …

Christian service through compassion ministries has been a hallmark of Southern Baptist churches for decades. Following the example of Jesus and meeting physical needs is a mandate for all believers. Just as Jesus fed the hungry and healed the sick, his command to minister “to the least of these” is paramount. Here are 5 things…

Echoing the comments from Dr. Jeff Iorg for the inaugural column in the series, it’s almost impossible to pick a single book for every believer to read. Forgive me for offering two biographies I’ve found particularly inspiring and convicting for those seeking to live out their faith in our culture. Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas…

At the CSBC Women’s Ministry Network, we are striving toward integrating spiritual formation and leadership development. In recent years, female ministry leaders such as Kadi Cole have highlighted the disconnect that often happens between the spiritual formation and leadership development of women. It can frequently go unnoticed and, many times, is completely unintentional. Women sometimes…

Last year, when my family was gathered for the holidays, my (then) twenty-one-year-old daughter noticed the book “Doing Life with Your Adult Children,” sitting on our coffee table. Looking at the subtitle alone she said, with a little too much force for my liking, “I hope you are reading this book, because you need to!”…

If I had to choose one go-to book that I think every pastor should have on their shelf, it would have to be “The Heart of a Great Pastor: How to Grow Strong and Thrive Wherever God has Planted you.”  This book has tremendously helped center me in my call as an under-shepherd.  I first…

52 Sundays is a downloadable resource to help your church better understand missions and stewardship. Each Sunday’s materials include graphical slides of the missionary in the story and PDF versions of the missionary stories. These resources can be used in many ways: Share with the congregation during the worship service. Distribute them to the Prayer…

There are so many important books for pastors to have in their libraries, but I want to challenge you to consider a category that is too easily overlooked: soul care. A Lifeway Research survey released last October found that half of all pastors say the demands of their job are often greater than they can…

In his book, A History of Retirement, William Graebner tells the story of the brilliant medical professor, William Osler, who, upon his reluctant leave from John Hopkins hospital, gave what is now known as “The Osler Valedictory.” Now, I have endured numerous graduation addresses in my tenure as a University Board member, but The Osler…

There are so many valuable books and resources. However, I believe every believer should read and own “God and Money: How We Discovered True Riches at Harvard Business School.” John Cortines and Gregory Baumer, both young Harvard MBA’s on the fast track to wealth and success, tell their personal stories of God’s transforming power when…