Brother Al

(This message was originally published on January 8, 2015)

The sports world this week recognized ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, as he died this past Sunday. He was known for his charismatic and creative style as a sports broadcaster.

But, this week I have had the family and church of Brother Al in my prayers. Brother Al died this week after his own battle with cancer.

Brother Al was one of those men that make going to church even more joyful. He was a man who worked hard during the week. After being gloriously saved, he was also devoted to worshipping and serving the Lord.

I first met Brother Al almost twenty years ago. Fresh out of seminary, I was youth pastor to Al’s two children. They both are now grown and have children of their own. So much time has past, but Brother Al remained an ever constant encourager and active member of the church.

Even in the years that followed, whenever I was able to be back at that church, Brother Al always shared a warm smile, a word of thanks, and a hearty amen with me.

I guess it is his ‘hearty amens’ that I remember the most. Whether from a pew in the worship center, or from his chair in the choir loft, Brother Al was never bashful about encouraging you with a ‘hearty amen.’

Just the other week, I was preaching and someone said one of those ‘hearty amens.’ For a brief moment, I thought Brother Al was in the congregation.

Today, I simply want to encourage all of the brethren out there to never under-estimate the importance of being an encourager. You may think that you are just listening to your preacher, but rest assured your pastor(s) is listening to you too. I also want to encourage pastors to rejoice over the “Brother Al’s” that the Lord puts in our lives.

So, to all of the brethren out there who are such faithful encouragers, to those who are ministers of the Word – I simply want to say, “Amen!”

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV)

The Cradle, The Cross, And The Crown

(This message was originally published on December 11, 2014)

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11 ESV)

The Billy Graham Association produced a resource that I enjoyed reading through this Christmas season, The Cradle, The Cross, and the Crown.

You can find a condensed version on their website at:

You can find the booklet at various online booksellers as well.

In Philippians 2, in this tremendous Christological passage of Scripture, we are reminded to consider the Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown of Christ.

In the Cradle, we are reminded of Christ Jesus humbling Himself, being born in the likeness of men. It makes me consider that the Lord of the universe was willing to experience all the humiliation of humanity, learning to walk and talk, potty training etc., just to reach me.

At the Cross, we see Christ display God’s love and see Christ pay for our sins. In this season of ‘gift obsession’, may we keep in mind that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” As my pastor said the other day, Jesus is not only the reason for the season, you are too. Jesus came and gave His life for humanity.

With the Crown, we see Christ exalted at the right hand of the Father. Simply stated, “Jesus is Lord.”

In this season that can become so hectic and busy, may we take a Christmas vacation. Take time to visit the Cradle of Christ. But, also take a visit to the Cross. And finally, remember to consider His Crown. Christ is on His throne.

Merry Christmas from all of us at the SBC of Virginia! Thank you for your church’s partnership in the Gospel as we work together to plant, strengthen, and mobilize churches.

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Your brother in Christ,

Brian Autry

Jesus Is Worthy

(This message was originally published in October 2014)

I know Sunday is coming. Perhaps you have also had a tough week. Maybe you are just feeling like you are at max capacity.   I can have the same thoughts and experiences. However, yesterday evening, as I was helping teach a Bible Study for High School students at church, I was reminded that Our Lord Jesus is worthy!

So, I simply want to pass along two different lists that I are not original with me that can helped me to simply Praise Jesus.


Jesus is…

Ancient of Days, Alpha & Omega, Anchor, Advocate, Author, Almighty
Bright Morning Star, Bread Of Life, Branch, Bridegroom, Beginning &End
Christ Jesus, Chief Cornerstone, Champion Of Salvation, Chief Shepherd
Dayspring From On High, Door to the Sheepfold, Deliverer from Darkness
Emmanuel, El Shaddai, Elohim, Everlasting Father, El Gibor, Example
Finisher Of Our Faith, First & Last, Friend Of Sinners, Forerunner
Great High Priest, Good Shepherd, God, Great Physician, Glory Of Israel
Head Of The Church, High Tower, Holy One, Hiding P lace, Hope Of Glory
I Am That I Am, Image Of God, Intercessor, Immortal, Invisible
Jesus Christ, Judge, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Rapha, Jehovah-Shalom
King Of Kings, King Of Glory, Kinsman Redeemer, Keeper of the Keys
Lord of All, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lion of Judah, Living Water
Messiah, Most High God, Maker, Man Of Sorrows, Master,
Narrow Way, Nebuchadnezzar is Fourth Man in the Fire, Nazarene
Only Begotten Son, Offering Once And For All, Offspring of David, Oil
Prince Of Peace, Prince Of Life, Prophet Like Unto Moses, Power Of God
Quickener Of Transgressors, Quietness & Confidence, Quieter Of Storms
Rose Of Sharon, Rock Of Salvation, Root of Jesse, Resurrection & Life
Son Of God, Son of Man, Servant, Savior, Shiloh, Strength, Song, Shield Teacher,
True Vine, The Way, The Truth, The Life
Underneath Are The Everlasting Arms, Unction from The Holy One
Victor, Virgin-Born, Veil-Splitter, Vice-Ruler at the Fathers Right Hand
Word Of Life, Witness, Wonderful Counselor, Warrior, Wisdom of God
X-Crucified, Xempt from Death Forevermore
Yeshua, Yoke-Destroyer, Yes & Amen, Yahweh,
Zion’s Stone, Zeal for the House Of God, Zacchaeus House Guest

JESUS IS WORTHY – “from Genesis to Revelation”

In Genesis – He is the seed of woman.
In Exodus – He is the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus- He is Our High Priest.
In Numbers- He is the Cloud by day and a Pillar of Fire by night.
In Deuteronomy – He is the Prophet like unto Moses.
In Joshua – He is the Captain of our Salvation
In Judges – He is our Judge and Law giver.
In Ruth – He is our Kinsman and Redeemer.
In 1 & 2 Samuel – He is our Trusted Prophet.
In 1 & 2 Kings – He is the Lord our King.
In 1 & 2 Chronicles -He is our Reigning King.
In Ezra – He is our Faithful Spouse.
In Nehemiah – He is the Builder of broken down walls.
In Esther – He is our Mordecai.
In Job – He is our Redeemer.
In Psalms – He is the Lord our Shepherd.
In Proverbs – He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes – He is our Lover.
In the Song of Solomon – He is our Beloved Fair one.
In Isaiah – He is the Prince of Peace
In Jeremiah – He is the The Balm of Gilead.
In the Lamentations – He is the weeping Prophet.
In Ezekiel – He is the wonderful four faced Man.
In Daniel – He is the fourth man in the Fiery Furnace
In Hosea – He is the faithful Husband
In Joel – He is The Holy Ghost Baptizer
In Amos – He is the Burden Bearer
In Obadiah – He is Mighty to Save
In Jonah – He is our foreign Missionary
In Micah – He is the Messenger with Beautiful feet
In Nahum – He is the Avenger of Gods Elect
In Habakkuk – He is God’s Evangelist
In Zephaniah – He is Our Savior
In Haggai – He is The Restorer of God’s Lost Heritage
In Zechariah – He is the Fountain Open in the house of David
In Malachi – He is the Son of Righteousness with Healing in His Wings.

In Matthew – He is The Messiah
In Mark – He is The Wonder Worker
In Luke – He is The Son of Man
In John – He is The Son of God (he is the Word)
In The Acts – He is The Foundation of the Church
In Romans – He is our Justifier
In 1 & 2 Corinthians – He is our Sanctifier
In Galatians – He is the Redeemer from the curse of the law
In Ephesians – He is the Christ with Unsearchable Riches
In Philippians – He is The God that Supplies All of Our Needs
In Colossians – He is the Fullness of the Godhead Bodily
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians – He is Our Soon Coming King
In 1 & 2 Timothy – He is the Mediator between God in Man
In Titus – He is The Faithful Pastor
In Philemon – He is the friend that sticketh closer than a brother
In Hebrews – He is The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant
In James – He is Our Great Physician
In 1 & 2 Peter- He is The Chief Shepherd
In 1- 2 & 3 John – He is Love
In Jude – He is The Lord Coming with 10,000 of His saints
In The Revelation – He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords


(This message was originally published in October 2014)


I was one of the 57% of Virginia voters that supported the referendum that resulted in the Marriage Amendment to Virginia’s constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman – November 7, 2006.

On February 13, 2014, a U.S. District Court in Norfolk ruled that the amendment was unconstitutional, though the Judge stayed the ruling pending appeal. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling. State officials declined to defend the constitutional amendment. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case, letting the lower court decision stand.

What now?

The church must and should always stand upon biblical ethics. This is not the first time, but the issue of marriage is one of the most profound cases in my lifetime, when biblical ethics seems to now conflict with legal and governmental policy. As churches and pastors, more than ever we must articulate a clear and sound biblical ethic of marriage to our congregations and communities.

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, the statement of faith that the Southern Baptist Convention adopted (as did the SBC of Virginia), reflects the biblical ethic of marriage and family:

XVIII. The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.

Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage.

Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.

Churches should clearly state their position on biblical marriage. Your governing documents and statement of faith should reflect this understanding. In the past, it may have been assumed. It seems clear that we must no longer assume – but clearly teach and uphold biblical marriage. SBC of Virginia is available to consult and to connect you with other churches and professionals who can assist churches as needed.

Each church can be a lighthouse in the midst of lostness, confusion, and darkness. The Gospel of Jesus Christ must be proclaimed. Repentance, redemption, and restoration remain our message. Dr. Russell Moore, in his blog on October 6, 2014, offers helpful and thoughtful words to consider. You can find his statement at:

We must each endeavor to celebrate and communicate marriage and family life as God has ordained. We all know of examples where Christ has not been honored and represented well in marriage and family life by those claiming Christ as Lord. The 1st Century follower of Christ lived in an age of lostness, confusion, and darkness. These first followers of Christ impacted an empire with their words and deeds. May the Holy Spirit empower us to live out the biblical ethic of marriage and family life in the 21st Century. The lost world must see the church shine the light of healthy, redemptive, biblical marriage and family life.

Pray for one another and encourage one another. SBC of Virginia churches are not alone in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. We are not alone in holding to the biblical ethic and teaching on marriage and family. Personally, I am thankful for the continuing work of partners like the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and others like them giving much of their energies to helping churches be salt and light.

Finally, I am not intending to give a political commentary or legal opinion, but hope to simply be an encouragement spiritually and practically as we seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ as SBC of Virginia churches – and more importantly I pray that my marriage and family will honor the name of the Lord Jesus. By His grace and for His glory, I make this my prayer. Thankfully and respectfully, I do not require Supreme Court justices to take up a case to make this my prayer. I regret wholeheartedly that certain authorities in America do not uphold the biblical ethic of marriage. But I know this for sure: Almighty God, who created man and woman, has made it clear throughout the ages that He has taken up the case for marriage and family. In God We Trust.

A Prayer For You

(This message was originally published on September 18, 2014)

Two weeks ago I asked you to pray for our work together as churches through the SBC of Virginia. Today, I would like to share a prayer for you: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory…


He may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—


that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,


that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV)

Thank you for your prayers as we work together to proclaim the Gospel across this mission field and around the world. Please join us in leading the church you serve to pray for the Vision Virginia emphasis… What is Vision Virginia?

Vision Virginia is a call to pray for these ministries and the work of the Lord around Virginia and the world.

But that’s not all. Vision Virginia is the people that all of these ministries help — and those who serve in churches all across the state. Vision Virginia only exists because people do. After all, God loves people, and His mission for the Church is to love people and help them build a relationship with Him through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Vision Virginia is the mission field, but it’s also the mission force, called and empowered by a missions-hearted God.

Vision Virginia is a missions offering. Similar to World Mission Offerings, Acts 1:8 Offerings, Lottie Moon and Annie Armstrong Offerings – 100% of the gifts given through Vision Virginia go directly to the mission field. Please consider leading your church to become involved in supporting through the Vision Virginia Offering. The fund supports dozens of ministries, including things like the following:

  • Appalachian Ministries
  • Baptist Builders
  • Church Planting
  • Church Strengthening
  • The DC Mission Center
  • Disaster Relief
  • English as a Second Language
  • Statewide Evangelism
  • Food Distribution
  • Leadership Development
  • Ministry Intern Scholarships
  • Property for Church Plants
  • Ready Church
  • Seminarian Scholarships
  • Worship Equipment for Church Plants


Thank you for your support of these vital projects. We need your church to be involved in Vision Virginia. Helpful resources to join in Vision Virginia are available here.

As always, our missionary team and SBCV staff stand ready to assist your church in the Great Commission. Please let me know if I can do anything to serve, and know that your church is vital to Vision Virginia!

Your brother in Christ,

Brian Autry

What Kind of Father is God?

(This article was published in the 2nd issue of the 2014 Proclaimer)

The SBC of Virginia is tasked with assisting churches in their task of the Great Commission. We are often known for helping churches with stewardship, church planter resources, youth camps, and mission strategies. However, in this article, I want to respond to a personal, relational, and spiritual question: What kind of Father is God?

Across America, we celebrate Father’s Day in June. For some, the word father is painful or even meaningless. Yet it is a sacred trust and responsibility to be a father. The Lord Jesus was radical in referring to Almighty God as Father. Therefore, I hope to be of encouragement to earthly fathers, as well as point all people to our eternal Father.

In the entire Old Testament over thousands of years, God is only referred to as Father seven times. Jesus referred to God as Father seven times in Matthew 6 alone. In His life and in the gospels, He talked about God being our Father over 150 times. He said this is how God wants to relate to you.

God is a CARING FATHER. He is compassionate, loving, gracious, and He cares about you. In fact, He loves you more than you will ever know. He loves you more than you will be able to experience. You can’t even understand how much God loves you because your brain isn’t big enough to handle it. The Bible tells us in Psalm 104, “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who honor Him.” God is caring. God is compassionate.

God is a CONSISTENT FATHER. You can count on Him every time. He never lets you down. He’s always dependable—entirely consistent in who He is. God is worthy of our trust. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from the Father, who does not change like shifting shadows.” The truth is, earthly fathers are unpredictable. God is a consistent Father. God is not moody. God never has a bad day.

God is a COMPETENT FATHER. He can handle any problem you give Him. Nothing is beyond His ability. Nothing is beyond His resources. The Bible says in Luke 1:37, “For nothing is impossible with God.” Nothing is impossible. He can handle it all because He is competent.

May the earthly fathers in our churches and communities be strengthened as they seek the eternal Father.

To God be the glory!

The Ultimate Champion

(This article was published in the 1st issue of the 2014 Proclaimer)

Like many 11-year-old boys, my son is an avid sports fan. He can talk about popular athletes with the same ease as he does his own basketball teammates. The modern-day sports fan has plenty to enjoy. In February, we have the Super Bowl. The month to follow, we have college basketball’s March Madness. Every day, we have multiple all-day sports channels proclaiming the greatest plays of the week, the latest stats, and promoting the current superstar. When a city’s or a college’s sports team wins the big game, fans fill the streets proclaiming the victory.

Of course, followers of Jesus Christ have a victory to proclaim and a Champion to celebrate that is of eternal significance. Most of us would be hard-pressed to recall from memory who won the World Series in 1972. Sports champions come and go. Yet the resurrection of Jesus Christ is forever and fundamentally life changing.

The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (NKJV).

The resurrection of Jesus Christ means that Christ is preeminent. No one and nothing can challenge Him as the ultimate Champion who has defeated sin and death. The resurrection of Christ means that Christianity has power. Read the New Testament Book of Acts, and you will see this power displayed. The resurrection of Christ means that Christians have a purpose. We are called to make disciples and plant churches because Jesus is risen.

Dr. Albert Mohler recalled that the French positivist philosopher Auguste Comte once told Thomas Carlyle that he planned to start a new religion to replace Christianity. “Very good,” replied Carlyle. “All you have to do is be crucified, rise the third day, and get the world to believe you are still alive. Then your new religion will have a chance.” No one and nothing compares to our risen and living Lord Jesus Christ. It’s time for His churches to fill the streets proclaiming the victory! By the way, the Oakland A’s won the World Series in 1972, but it doesn’t really matter.

Stronger Together

(This article was published in the 4th issue of the 2013 Proclaimer)

Solomon wisely wrote in Ecclesiastes 4, “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor…though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

We are stronger as we Stand Together. 

Not far from where I live, Rev. Weatherford, a Baptist pastor, was jailed for preaching the Gospel in Colonial Virginia. Followers of Jesus face trouble, trials, and tribulation to this day. Spiritual battles should not be surprising. Scripture teaches us to be strong in the Lord. In Acts, we read how the 1st-century followers of the Lord Jesus sought to strengthen one another in the Lord. In the 21st century, we too face spiritual battles. SBC of Virginia was founded as a fellowship united in our stand on the Scriptures. Sanctity of life, biblical marriage, and economic woes are examples of current challenges. We are stronger together as we stand together on God’s Word.

We are stronger as we Serve Together.

We can grow weary in serving. The Lord Jesus sent his followers out two-by-two to be His witnesses. As we read Paul’s epistles, he often references the fellow with him. The Scriptures give us many examples of the power of partnership. Ecclesiastes 4 reminds us that our work is more profitable as we serve together. SBC of Virginia churches serve together in many ways: Disaster Relief teams, scholarship programs, and mission partnerships, to name a few.

We are stronger as we Send Together.

We live in a day and age of global travel, international business, and mass media. The world in some ways seems to have become smaller, more interconnected. You can board an airplane and in hours be in a different culture on another continent. Yet the lostness and darkness are great. SBC of Virginia churches have global impact as we send together. We are joining together to proclaim the Gospel to people in places like Montreal, Greater Washington, DC, and Appalachia. SBC of Virginia churches join together to send 5,000 international missionaries. SBC of Virginia churches send church planters across Virginia and throughout North America.

We are Stronger Together…standing together, serving together, sending together!

Joining Jesus in the Harvest

(This article was published in the 3rd issue of the 2013 Proclaimer)

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:35-38, ESV)

No one traveled further and sacrificed more than the Lord Jesus in bringing the Gospel to humanity.
I’m fond of saying that we serve a missionary God! We rightly celebrate our missionary heroes for all they sacrifice and how far they are willing to be sent. But we must realize that as Matthew 9:35 tells us, “Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages….” Our Lord Jesus is the ultimate missionary. Our Lord Jesus invites us as His followers to join Him in reaching the lost and breaking through the darkness with His Good News. The Lord Jesus calls us to embrace His vision and mission for us as His Church. We are His mission force on this mission field. But how can we join Jesus on this harvest field?

Joining Jesus requires SEEING. Jesus saw the crowds. He saw more than a faceless mass. He saw a multitude of souls. Every person you see driving down the road, in the supermarket, or mowing the grass is a soul destined for eternity. I ask that we see the millions of souls right here in Virginia who need Jesus.

Joining Jesus requires CARING. Jesus had compassion. It means that He cared down deep for people. The Lord Jesus loves you, loves me, and loves people. May the Lord cause us to care about our neighbors and the nations. Joining Jesus requires PRAYING. The Lord Jesus asks us to pray. Usually, we take our prayer requests to Jesus—but here, the Lord asks us to pray for His request. We are the answer to our Lord’s prayer request. Join me in praying earnestly for the laborers in this harvest field.

Joining Jesus requires GOING. Churches are called by Christ to send out laborers. I want to thank SBC of Virginia churches for making it possible for church planters, seminary students, and missionaries to go with the Gospel to the nations. Please prayerfully consider leading the church you serve to support the Vision Virginia State Missions Offering of the SBC of Virginia. Your faithful praying and missions giving supports the going of missionaries and church planters on this mission field.

Pray that we will be His mission force on this mission field—strong churches with a bold commitment to the Great Commission!


(This message was originally published on July 10, 2014)

I can still remember the words of my seminary preaching professor, “It is easier to make a new life than to raise the dead.” (He said something along those lines.) This was my professor’s way of promoting church planting. By God’s providence, it turns out that I did have the privilege of being a church planter. However, I have also had the privilege of being associated with established churches. The first church I served after graduating from seminary just celebrated its 200th anniversary – and the church has a strong and respected ministry.

Now, the SBC of Virginia has made church planting a priority since our inception. Rightly so, church planting is one of our primary ministry objectives. Through the partnership of the SBC of Virginia, churches are actively involved in supporting, strengthening, and sending out church plants. Early on in our history, ‘churches planting churches’ was more than a slogan, it became a passion.

But what about the many churches that are already established across this harvest field? While maintaining our strong priority of church planting, I believe we could see a movement to see churches revitalized too. For several years, church planting has been in the ministry spotlight, but I am also seeing a desire for churches to be revitalized.

SBC of Virginia is also dedicated to strengthening and supporting churches in being revitalized. We have strategically deployed regional missionaries that are called to strengthen church ministries, pastors, and leaders. We are working to provide local church ministry resources. We are building a team of pastors and local church leaders who are being equipped to help consult with churches.

Today, I simply want to ask for your prayers and your support as we join together as SBC of Virginia to plant churches – but let us also ask the Lord to revitalize churches – desiring all of His churches to grow stronger.

Let us pray that churches will…

Have prayerful dependence upon the Lord…

  • Lead their members to be missionaries to their mission field…
  • Look at their communities as a harvest field…
  • Build leaders who seek to be holy, humble, and wholeheartedly serving Him…
  • Have an atmosphere that is welcoming and hospitable…
  • Display the glory, grace, and good news of Christ…
  • …there is much more to pray for and over as we seek revitalized and strong churches.