Looking Forward…

I want to express my appreciation to First Baptist Church, Nashville for providing a grant of $16,000 to the BSCLN. This grant will be used for ministry to pastors and wives in several state conventions beyond the deep south. This ministry will be known as North by...

BSCLN Events: Strategic and Fruitful

  I reported to you recently that a grant from the BSCLN made possible a wonderful retreat experience for a group of Hispanic pastors and church leaders in Mississippi. Bobby Clark, one of our Board members, recently led a bivocational pastors retreat in Oklahoma and...

A Little Good News…

Do you remember the old Anne Murray song that said “We sure could use a little good news today?” Following a summer of tragedies, terrorism, and triumphalism (our Presidential candidates), I think that we could all use a little good news. (Please forgive me. Sometimes...

The Mid-South Small Church Celebration

The Mid-South Small Church Celebration will be held at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, Tennessee (just North of Memphis) on October 28-29, 2016. The BSCLN will be sponsoring this event in partnership with the seminary and the Mid-South Regional...

Notes from the Director

The Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network is in a time of transition. Let me share some significant transition points that are at hand: Ray Gilder, our long time National Coordinator, has retired. Ray’s heart for smaller church pastors and his efforts on...