Byron: the Widowed Pastor

If the Lord took your wife, how would you and your ministry be affected? Byron Banta recounts how God's grace has strengthened him in the 23 years since Shirley's death.

Melissa: Risk, Accountability, and Identity

Melissa has served Christ internationally since graduating from college. But more remarkable than what Jesus has done through her is what He's doing in her.

Doug: Divorced, but Not Abandoned

Doug met Jesus late in life.  But this "old hick" might teach you young whippersnappers a thing or two about the joy of living for Jesus, and Jesus' body, the church.

Rebekah: A Lifetime of Medical Missions

Dr. Rebekah Naylor graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then served as a surgeon and administrator with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India for 35 years. This physical ministry provided a platform for her more important ministry, telling people about Jesus! In her "retirement" she leads a free medical clinic in Fort Worth for people without insurance, teaches at UT Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, and is a Health Consultant for Baptist Global Response.

Don: the Freedom of Simplicity

John Piper promotes "wartime simplicity", carefully using every resource for our mission rather than on self-indulgence. Don is living this way. Prepare to examine your own lifestyle and ministry in the light of eternity!

Announcing the Fruitful Single $1000 Ministry Travel Scholarship

As singles, we can take risks more easily than married people.  And what better risk to take than traveling somewhere with less access to the gospel and telling people about Jesus?

In an effort to promote more ministry risk-taking by unmarried Christians, I'm announcing a $1000 ministry travel scholarship.  If you are a single Christian and you would like to go somewhere to share Jesus, you are welcome to submit an application

The scholarship will be given to the best application from the first 25 applications submitted.

"My aim is to preach the gospel where Christ has not been named, so that I will not build on someone else’s foundation" (Romans 15:20, CSB)

Karan: the Freedom of Surrender


Meet a young man from India who is pouring out his days in service to Christ. Karan's combination of heart devotion and practical expression may inspire you to reexamine your own life.