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The Friendless Pastor | Leadership Journal

When I was working hard to pastor a church in the mountains of North Carolina before moving to Charlotte, I realized when questioned by my wife on this topic that I had very few if any close friends outside our church family. That was a problem I worked hard to […]

Ministry Support Fund 2013

Metrolina Association exists to encourage and equip our churches to fulfill the Great Commission. One way we do that is by supporting financially ministry projects our churches pursue. The form to request financial resources from our Ministry Support Fund is linked below as a pdf. If you would like to […]

Food pantry opens at Wilson Grove

  Wilson Grove Baptist Church, one of our associated churches, is the newest pantry for Loaves & Fishes.  The church has had an active food pantry for the past few years, and take a giant step forward in being able to serve their neighbors with this enhanced ministry in Jesus’ […]

A Personal Philosophy of Discipleship Related to Local Church Ministry

A paper prepared by Justin Smith as part of his doctoral studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, August 18, 2010. In the closing section of each of the gospels and the opening of the book of Acts, the biblical writers record Jesus Christ’s final commands to his followers, commonly known […]

What did Jesus tell us to do?

Discipleship isn’t a program or an event; it’s a way of life. It’s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn’t for beginners alone; it’s for all believers for every day of their life. Discipleship isn’t just one of the things the church does; it is […]