June 17, 2021
Brandon Roysden shares how his congregation was able to navigate the period of being without a pastor, through the search process, and finally to the calling of their pastor.
Brandon serves as a deacon at Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church and principal at Pleasant View Christian School.
Find more pastoral search helps and other resources at https://nafwb.org/refresh/. #NAFWB
June 14, 2021
Melvin Moon, pastor of the Hartville Free Will Baptist Church, is slated to speak in the Sunday morning service at the 2021 National Convention.
Melvin has pastored the Hartville Church for over 31 years, and discusses what led him to stay for a long tenure. He also previews his sermon for the convention, with the theme “Sowing Seed Even in Great Difficulty” (Parable of the Sower).
Join us for the 2021 National Convention July 18-21 in Memphis, Tennessee. More information is available at https://nafwb.org/convention/. All services and business sessions will be streamed live in English and Spanish. #NAFWB
June 10, 2021
The Free Will Baptist Music Commission recently announced Online Worship Workshops, an opportunity for FWB churches to apply to have an experienced Worship Leader (or two) come to their church to offer custom training and instruction for their worship team.
Joshua Riggs, Music Commission member and worship pastor at Bethany Church, joins the podcast to give an overview of the project and explain how churches can apply.\
Find more information at https://www.fwbworship.com. #NAFWB
June 7, 2021
“Endowments are one of the best ways for small gifts to make a big impact.”
Retired Free Will Baptist Foundation Director Bill Evans talks about endowments and how gifts given now can have a perpetual impact on ministries.
The Together Way Trust was established to provide long-term financial resources for national ministries. Find more at https://nafwb.org/togetherway/.
Find out more about endowments with the Free Will Baptist Foundation at http://fwbgifts.org. #NAFWB
May 27, 2021
Kenneth Akers of Free Will Baptist North American Ministries and Impact Director joins the podcast to discuss Impact Memphis, the one-day outreach program taking place Saturday, July 17 to kick off the 2021 National Convention.
Service and outreach projects will take place at the Faith FWB Church in Oakland, Tennessee and the Cross Creek FWB Church in Olive Branch, MS.
Sign up for Impact Memphis 2021 and receive a free t-shirt for your participation: http://www.fwbmastersmen.org/impact/. Find more National Convention information at https://nafwb.org/convention/.
May 24, 2021
“The watching world cannot be influenced by what they cannot observe.”
Ruth McDonald, veteran missionary to Japan, joins the podcast to discuss the “uncomfortable” parts of discipleship—living the Christian life in close proximity with those who don’t share our faith and values.
Read Ruth’s article in ONE Magazine: http://onemag.org/pitching_tents.htm. #NAFWB
May 20, 2021
In addition to planting churches, we all need to do what we can to help churches in our area become stronger. Pastor Terry Pierce of Connect Church Tupelo shares how his church plans to “adopt” churches in their area to better reach their community.
May 17, 2021
Gordon Sebastian pastored Peace Church in Wilson, NC for 40 years. Upon his retirement, he handed the reigns to Dr. Rusty Russell. Rusty explains how Bro. Gordon was able to have such a long tenure at Peace, and how the pastoral transition was able to take place so smoothly while maintaining successful ministries at the church.
For more on successful pastoral transitions, read the blog “Addressing the Pastoral Crisis: Better Transitions” at https://nafwb.org/blogs/. #NAFWB
May 13, 2021
“How can we help you continue to reach boys and girls with the Gospel, even if we’re not doing an after school club?”
Jeff Nichols, state director for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tennessee, joins the podcast to talk about creative ways CEF is helping churches continue to reach children even with so many schools being online. One opportunity is through a very unique method of hosting a Backyard Bible Club.
Find more information about Child Evangelism Fellowship at www.cefonline.com or www.cefoftennessee.com. #NAFWB