The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines “20/20 vision” as having normal visual acuity, or the clarity or sharpness of vision, measured at a distance of 20 feet away. The year 2020 has brought some unforeseen events yet, with just under half the year left to go, there is still time for progress and adjusting the […]
Forty-five years ago during the summer of 1975, I visited four cities of the 15 where 100 churches were located I was studying as part of a research project. These were Baptist churches in changing communities. Most of these churches were experiencing membership and attendance decline because they had not been successful in adjusting to […]
During this October Minister Appreciation Month pray for Erik and Emily Estep as he serves as Senior Pastor of Village Church.
Sunday, June 23, 2019: “An Answered Prayer” Church Adoption Decision Made. Today Park Street Baptist Church gathered for worship followed by a business session to vote on allowing Village Church to “adopt” them, and for Park Street to become a campus of Village. I attended Park Street today for worship, prayer, support, and encouragement. They […]
Monday, June 17, 2019: “A Call to Prayer” Church Adoption is Hard! By now the word is out throughout the Columbia Metro Baptist Association. This Sunday Park Street Baptist Church is voting on being adopted by Village Church. It is a tough emotional decision. Do they give up their way of doing church so that […]
In 2001, Erik Estep was serving Fellowship Baptist Church in Lexington, had never thought about church planting, and on this particular day was at the YMCA to watch his oldest son play soccer. “Like so many pastors, I was spending a lot of time in the church office,” Erik says. “Then, I started going to […]