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Church Development

Port St. Lucie Florida!

Port St. Lucie, Florida is the spring training home for the New York Mets Major League Baseball team.  The city is also home to an estimated 195,248 people[1], quite a change from the 1970 population of 330 people.  Most exciting though is that Port St. ... Read More

Swedish History and Telling Your Story

Who doesn’t love a good tale from Swedish history? Well, maybe a lot of people, but this Swedish story packs a powerful take home message, offering tremendous insight into faith communication skills. Learning the Language In 1809, King Gustav IV was deposed in a peaceful ... Read More

Running the Middle of a Marathon

In 2001, Martin Franklin placed fifth in the New York City Marathon—at least for a while.  Mr. Franklin was at the start of the race with the rest of the runners when the gun went off.  Then he proudly crossed the finish line with an ... Read More

Registration for MULTIPLY 2019 Closes on November 2. Don’t Wait!

From November 14-16, 2019, the fifth annual MULTIPLY Church Development Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, CO. The Director of Church Development and the Council on Ministry have been working to help provide an opportunity for those who are seeking to start new SDB ... Read More

Fishing in the Wrong Places

One of our infamous family photos is of our son fishing in the parsonage toilet.  Really.  We love this picture (actually I love this picture, my wife has something of the opposite reaction).  Our son ingeniously tied the string to the seat of the toilet, ... Read More

Redefining Expectations: Spiritual Parenthood

            If my New Year’s resolutions involved breathing regularly and consuming enough calories to maintain life you might suggest that my expectations are a bit on the low side.  Rightfully so.  But when it comes to discipleship, what is the expectation of our churches?  ... Read More

Revitalization and Revival

On September 7th, I was privileged to participate in a series of revival services at the First Hopkinton Seventh Day Baptist Church in Ashaway, Rhode Island.  Preaching by Pastor Ericessen Cooper of the NYC SDB Church along with the amazing music of the NYC Gospel ... Read More

Team 21 3rd Quarter Prayer Initiative – September 8-28, 2019

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

Join our Church Planting Prayer Initiative at Your Local Church

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

2019 SDB Directory of Churches Information Forms Available

January 7, 2019 Dear Seventh Day Baptist Church: Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Every year we contact our member churches and churches identifying as Seventh Day Baptist to collect information for a directory. The information that is ... Read More