Author: David Ludwig

Developing Leaders at All Levels

HARRISBURG – Why is leadership development so important? One reason is because It was important to Jesus, so it should be important to His church and His leaders as well. Jesus modeled it for us. Jesus could have done it all himself, He was God, but instead He called the unqualified, trained them, promised them the power of the Holy Spirit, and empowered them to carry on the mission when He was gone. Jesus had an intentional leadership development plan and a leader succession plan. I want to share three reasons I believe leadership development is important: First, as a...

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Is Disciple-Making A Priority in Your Church?

HARRISBURG – We know the Scriptures tell us that we are to “Go and make disciples”, yet based on the number of declining churches in the United States it seems pretty evident that this is not happening. So, how do you change that? What needs to happen to see disciple-making become a priority in your church? I believe these four things need to happen: Start with Why. The people need to understand “why” making disciples needs to be a priority. The most obvious way to do that is to tell them, but a more effective way is to show them....

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A Recap of the BRN Advantage Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH.  The Healthy Churches Team presented the 2nd BRN Advantage of the year at Pittsburgh Baptist Church on June 4. After a continental breakfast the group gathered in the sanctuary to hear about 3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide, a simple evangelistic tool to help pastors and leaders share their faith. Over the next three and a half hours eleven conferences were held with subjects varying from Disciple-Making Churches to Cultural Change. Pastor Richard Bennet, Down County Baptist Church, drove from Driftwood, PA (NW), and brought a member of Faith Baptist Emporium, Emporium, PA (NW) with him.  They drove over...

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Are Your Teens Looking for a Summer Camp?

Several of our affiliated churches are offering summer camp experiences for junior and senior high students. Conemaugh Valley Baptist Association (CVBA) is a part of the BRN West, and has extended an invitation to the teens of all BRN churches to join them for an exciting week of camp July 24-29.  More information may be found on this Facebook page or www.thewreckcenter.org. Zion church, in Clarion County, invites western PA youth to join them July 3-9 at Word of Life Summer Camps.  More information is...

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