The JCBC Staff Blog

In this new era of focusing on what might be next in each of our faith lives it’s appropriate to articulate some semblance of a destination to be reached. We are all in process of motion; some of us are making leaps forward, others have taken a sideways step (or two), and a portion of us resemble spinning wheels. In fact, I greatly resemble a composite of each of the above descriptions. One day I’m going great guns in a positive direction and the next I’m burning rubber doing figure-eights in the parking lot of life. Since pastoral leaders...

A vibrant and living journey with Jesus Christ never ends. As followers, we are in a constant state of becoming. All the time. Always. If we pay close attention to the way Jesus encounters people in the Gospels, we find him doing the same thing again and again. He meets people right where they are, but then with grace and power, He beckons them to more. He bids them (regardless of who they are, or where they’ve been) to follow him to a new and next place in their adventure of faith. If we know nothing else ,we know this: In Christ, there is...

JCBC was well represented last week on the island of Hispaniola. One of our English Teaching teams spent a full seven days on the eastern side of the island providing free English lessons to the Bethel Baptist Church. Learning English is paramount for better paying jobs but is inordinately expensive across the island. JCBC is in its third year of establishing free English programs in the Dominican Republic. Our work is exclusively through sister Baptist churches that use the lessons as outreach opportunities. Our group of instructors dealt with oppressive heat and dodged a hurricane, never missing a beat in teaching...