Our new interim Director of Construction comes to us from Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine, Iowa. There he serves as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, CE Committee Chair, AWANA worker, and small group leader. Mark also assists his pastors in intentional discipleship within the church body, in large part partnering with BCP. Mark accepted Jesus Christ… Continue Reading Introducing Mark Henthorn
October 22, 1950 – September 1, 2021 Baptist Church Planters has a wonderful heritage of godly men and women who have served and given sacrificially for the mission of this agency – assisting churches and their missionaries to do their Great Commission work. The legacy left by these men and women is revered by those… Continue Reading David Joseph Whipple – We Will Honor His Legacy
Do not be squirrelly! Recently I have been reading the many parables that Jesus told his disciples. We are told that Jesus taught more about finances than any other topic. Wherever Jesus went, He observed people concerned about building wealth. The people Jesus met were acting like squirrels storing up nuts for the winter. The… Continue Reading Don’t be Squirrelly!
Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal Merriam Webster defines assessment as “the act of making a judgment about something.” What that “something” is determines the information needed to “make a judgment.” Several years ago Baptist Church Planters and ChurchCare decided that we needed to do some assessment. The administration spent two days answering questions such… Continue Reading Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal
Will or Should All Churches Survive Until the Rapture? The question whether the local church should survive until the Rapture is a thought-provoking one. Most people would probably say, “Of course!” but Solomon tells us “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” The church as the body… Continue Reading Will or Should All Churches Survive Until the Rapture?
ROI Return on investment is a phrase we think about when it comes to retirement plans. It is the concern of businessmen. “Shark Tank” has become a popular program on TV, and often the “sharks” ask an entrepreneur seeking an investment, “How will I get my money back?” Return on investment (ROI) is a biblical… Continue Reading ROI – Return on Investment
A Building Committee With Integrity The anticipation is high as the building committee gathers around the table for their first meeting. Discussions ensue regarding vision, future goals, building requirements, floor plans, giving history, numerical growth and even color schemes. Each of these areas can become a pitfall as personal preferences and enthusiasm collide. The excitement… Continue Reading A Building Committee With Integrity