2024 SDB Pastors Conference

2024 SDB Pastors Conference

“The Shepherd Leader” is the theme for the upcoming SDB Summit, an SDB Pastors Conference. Please be in prayer as participants travel and gather for the event taking place from April 26-28, 2024 (with an optional preaching seminar on April 29) in Southern...
Storytelling With

Storytelling With

I can remember the scene vividly, even now, decades later. The pastor would call the children up to the front pew where there would be the usual scrambling for position. Yet, one child always had a different stride as he or she approached the front.One child carried...
SDB Design Sprint Retreat

SDB Design Sprint Retreat

What is a Design Sprint Retreat? This past weekend, it involved over 20 participants representing 6 Seventh Day Baptist Churches. We gathered in Alfred Station, NY at Camp Harley Sutton and the Alfred Station SDB Church from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th. And...
Introspection at Muddy Waters

Introspection at Muddy Waters

Picture yourself hiking through the mountains and coming across a pristine mountain stream. You are parched after journeying for miles in the summer heat, and immediately drop down to your knees to enjoy a sip of water from the flowing creek. Just before you get your...
Trust the Process

Trust the Process

He told me that my body would feel like garbage. He said that I might feel weaker and not stronger. He said that healing would be more costly than ignoring my condition. Despite this lackluster sales pitch, he emphatically called me to “Trust the process.”[1] Process...
Healing Lightly

Healing Lightly

I have found myself in the Emergency Room on a number of occasions. Normal: stick in the eye. Not-so-normal: E coli vaccination for cows administered in my thumb (really, but that is a long story).  Whether normal or not-so-normal, I have never hoped the doctor would...