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Despite struggles, Woodside pastor would ‘do it all again’

NEW YORK – Every time Trinidad went to work at the Laundromat on 48thAvenue in Woodside, Queens, she couldn’t help but notice Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida across the street. As […]


The Six Deadly Sins Hindering Great Commission Leadership

Here at Cross the Culture we exist to encourage and equip the evangelical church in communicating the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ within various cultures both domestic and […]


Her Obedience Does Not Absolve Me of My Responsibility!

A year ago I introduced the readers of Cross the Culture, to my friend, John, whose daughter, Samantha (Sam), had been called to international missions. John shared with me his […]


Connection church planting roots, engaging community

NEW YORK – Larry Mayberry and members of Connection Church met Nancy as she frantically tried using five-gallon buckets to remove water in her flooded basement. After Hurricane Sandy, Nancy’s […]


The Election Results and Evangelical Ministry

Like millions of Americans I spent a significant amount of time last night watching the election returns. While I was interested in several state and local races my keen interest […]


Worth the Time

The Annual Meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has many purposes.  One of the most valuable opportunities is the chance to hear what God is doing and […]


The Power of the Vision Tour

I have the privilege each year to lead vision tours with pastors and mission leaders of North Carolina Baptist churches. The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina strongly believes in […]


Being a Good Partner in the Field

Last week I wrote about how a church can be a good partnering church to a planter (Click here). This week I am writing from the other perspective: How can […]


What does it take to be a good partnering church?

One of the great joys of my job is seeing existing churches commit to becoming involved in planting a new church. Partnering to plant can and should be an exciting […]