Temple Baptist Church Sarnia New Roof

What to Do When Your Church Seems to Be Dying

Brandon Church Planting

No church leader I know wants to see another church close its doors. We need every local church, now than ever, if we’re going to fulfill the Great Commission as soon as possible. I’m a Baptist who still believes in the perpetuity of biblical, local New Testament churches until Jesus comes again. But each local church in history has …

2014 BMA Missionary Commissioning

Thanks to the Churches of the Baptist Missionary Association of America

Brandon Church Planting

I’ve just returned from Little Rock where the Baptist Missionary Association of America had its annual meeting. With the exception of the one year I spent at Saddleback Church, I’ve pastored churches associated with the BMA since I was 19 years old and I attended Central Baptist College, a BMA college (one of the best liberal arts colleges on the …

Sad List of Unreached People Groups

Let’s Make Disciples of All the Nations… Today!

Brandon Grace Hills

Jesus told us plainly, don’t talk about a harvest happening someday. Lo at the fields that are white for the harvest today. As long as we see the Great Commission as some far off, unreachable goal, we will remain far off from reaching our goal. Earlier today, 175 people gathered in a movie theater in northwest Arkansas as Grace Hills Church. We’re …

Into the Darkness

Whatever It Takes, Short of Sin

Brandon Church Planting

At Grace Hills, we will do whatever it takes, short of sin, to find people far from God and lead them to life in Jesus. That’s one of our core values, and it’s the one that probably creates the most tension for Christians. It’s a value that is drawn straight from Scripture: I have become all things to all people so …

Double Bubbles

Planting Churches and Popping Bubbles

Brandon Church Planting

When we started planting Grace Hills Church, we moved fast. We had our first public information meeting in July of 2011 and launched in January of 2012. Some planting strategists would make the assumption that we were all about getting to the weekend show and not enough about making disciples. Nothing could be further from the truth. We moved fast …