“Sometimes the crowd is wrong,” said Ammons, pastor at First Baptist Church in Garland. “Just because there is a groundswell saying to do this, doesn’t mean it’s right.”
Just miles from the border between Texas and Mexico, Texas Baptists gathered during the 2023 Texas Baptists Family Gathering to celebrate 55 years of River Ministry at the Missions Banquet.
If your church is declining in attendance or plateauing for several years, there is good news: You are not alone. But the better news is you don’t have to stay that way, said Dr. Jonathan Smith, Director of Church Health Strategy for Texas Baptists.
God wants those that know Christ to share with those that don’t know Christ without respect to their color or background.
In an afternoon workshop at the 2023 Texas Baptists Family Gathering in McAllen, McKissic shared a brief study on the church that revealed what made them so ideal.
“I wanted to share a message of hope and express who we are and what we are as Texas Baptists. To me, Texas Baptists is my family and my world.”
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger.
"You need to know you are not alone.”
"We have to do something, and it takes all of us.”
On Tuesday morning, Jonathan Smith, director of Church Health Strategy at Texas Baptists, led a workshop focused on church revitalization at the 2022 Annual Meeting. The workshop looked at ways churches can kickstart revitalization in their own, unique contexts.