Better Together
Episode 8: Jim McComas - The Gospel and Addiction

Episode 8: Jim McComas - The Gospel and Addiction

February 24, 2020

The stigma of drug addiction isn't always biblical. How should we serve those who are caught in this kind of abuse? Jim McComas joins us to share his story.

Jim is the CEO of Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, a ministry whose goal is to provide a strong support system which will enable children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens we serve to become productive and healthy members of the community.

Bonus Content: David Williford - Living Your Faith at 40,000 Feet

Bonus Content: David Williford - Living Your Faith at 40,000 Feet

February 19, 2020

David Williford has traveled thousands of miles across the country in his role as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Welch College. He shares some practical ways maintaining a good testimony in the air and on the road. He also shares his experience of how to speak to diverse audiences in various contexts. 

Episode 7: F. Leroy Forlines - The Birth of Reformed Arminianism

Episode 7: F. Leroy Forlines - The Birth of Reformed Arminianism

February 17, 2020

A key tenet in the Free Will Baptist movement is what influential theologians have deemed "Reformed Arminianism." Long-time professor at Welch College, Leroy Forlines, shares the story of the discovery--or rediscovery--of this theology.

F. Leroy Forlines is professor emeritus of Welch College, has authored several books, and other books have been written about his teachings:

Classical Arminianism 

The Quest for Truth 

Biblical Ethics  

The Promise of Arminian Theology  

The Apologetics of Leroy Forlines

Bonus Content: Tim & Amanda York - Ministering to the Deaf Community

Bonus Content: Tim & Amanda York - Ministering to the Deaf Community

February 13, 2020

Serving deaf people in a local church or community is rarely thought of. Christ cares for them, and we should too. But how can we go about it?

Tim and Amanda York serve with Free Will Baptist North American Ministries and have begun a ministry to the deaf population in Buffalo, New York.

They join the Better Together Podcast to discuss ways we can reach the deaf and minister to them. 

2020 National Convention Theme - Overcome Evil with Good

2020 National Convention Theme - Overcome Evil with Good

February 12, 2020

Announcing the theme for the 2020 National Convention: "Overcome Evil with Good." 

The theme is based on Romans 12:21, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Further information about the convention, including the list of speakers, can be found at www.nafwb.org/convention.

Episode 6: Christa Thornsbury - Gender Roles: What Does the Bible Say?

Episode 6: Christa Thornsbury - Gender Roles: What Does the Bible Say?

February 10, 2020

Not only is there such a thing as a man and a woman, but they actually have different roles--and they're good! Christa Thornsbury, librarian at Welch College, joins us for a discussion on the Biblical roles of men and women. 

Christa has also written an article in the February/March issue of ONE Magazine: It's Hard to Be a Woman.

Bonus Content: Refresh

Bonus Content: Refresh

February 6, 2020

The Executive Office and Free Will Baptist North American Ministries have partnered together to launch Refresh, a program for church health and revitalization. Coaches will be trained in each state to encourage churches and pastors that need a spark. Visit www.nafwb.org/refresh for more information.

 

 

Episode 5: Clint Morgan - SWOT Analysis

Episode 5: Clint Morgan - SWOT Analysis

February 3, 2020

Clint Morgan, general director of IM, Incjoins the Better Together Podcast to discuss the practicality of a SWOT Analysis for churches and organizations. A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis can help with strategic planning to provide a good measure of where a church is going and how it will get there.

Download Guidelines for a Church SWOT Analysis

Episode 4: W. Jackson Watts - Scripture Reading in Corporate Worship

Episode 4: W. Jackson Watts - Scripture Reading in Corporate Worship

January 27, 2020

Episode 4 of the Better Together Podcast features W. Jackson Watts, pastor of Grace FWB Church in Missouri and member of the FWB Commission for Theological Integrity

Jackson discusses practical ways for implementing the reading of Scripture in our corporate worship services. He has written "Guidelines for Scripture Reading" that can be used by churches.

Episode 3: Jose Rodriguez - Ministry in Urban Settings

Episode 3: Jose Rodriguez - Ministry in Urban Settings

January 20, 2020

Our guest for Episode 3 of the Better Together Podcast is Jose Rodriguez. Jose pastored for many years in Miami, Florida, and now serves as director of the Spanish Institute and Bible and Theology faculty at Welch College in Gallatin, TN. Jose joins us to discuss ministry in urban settings.