A few weeks ago I attended the March for Life as part of my role on the 2018 Leadership Council of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). March for Life is a massive annual gathering in Washington DC of countless pro-life groups and organizations to peacefully protest the Supreme Court’s decision decades ago to legalize the taking of innocent unborn life.
This year I have been invited to serve on the 2018 Leadership Council of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The ERLC helps churches understand and respond to ever changing ethical issues, as well as engage our culture from a Biblical worldview. I have often looked to the ERLC when seeking to understand how current events impact our mission of guiding people to take their next step with God.
We’re 16 years old!
As we begin our 17th year, BPF is still a church for the unchurched, guiding people to take their next step with God. We continue to form local partnerships with church plants and church planting organizations. Globally we remain engaged with the International Mission Board (IMB) and our mission partners in Bolivia, Kenya and Cambodia.
Justin Collard is the newest member of our church’s NextGen Team. He has been a highly engaged children’s volunteer since he and his wife Kalyn joined our church two years ago. When the position of Pre-Teen Minister opened up Justin quickly became our leading candidate. I was quite impressed with his commitment to our church’s mission and his vision for serving students and their parents during their critical pre-teen years.