August 26, 2016
Meeting Held at:
Grace Baptist Church
798 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY
Pastor Kent Sager
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9 am: Breakfast
10 am: Dr. Bud Steadman: “The Historical Importance of a Biblical Hermeneutic”
11 am: Dr. Bud Steadman: The Theology of the Missionary Call”
12 Noon: Luncheon
|Dr. Bud Steadman|
Dr. Bud Steadman began his ministry as Executive Director of Baptist World Mission in April, 2009. Prior to coming to BWM, he served as the senior pastor of Community Baptist Church in South Bend, Indiana for thirteen years.
Bud was born at Kingsport, Tennessee in 1953 into an unchurched nominal Christian home. At the age of 10 he heard the Gospel and was saved through the Bible school outreach of a local Baptist church. After being called to preach through personal devotions at the age of 15, he attended Bob Jones University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible in 1975 and a Master of Ministry degree in 1990. He was honored in 1994 by Ambassador Baptist College of Lattimore, North Carolina with a Doctor of Pinity degree.
He is married to the former Ruth Ann Bauman of Farmington, New Mexico, whom he met during their Bible college training. The Steadmans have been married for 40 years and have three children and two grandchildren.
His early ministry included youth pastorates in New Mexico and North Carolina and a church planting project in Virginia. Before moving to the South Bend area in January of 1996 to begin his ministry at Community, he served as senior pastor at Catawba Springs in Raleigh, North Carolina for 10 years. Under his leadership, by the grace of God, the congregation at Community moved into a new 1,200 seat auditorium in 2003 and continues to be a witness for Christ in the predominantly Catholic community of South Bend.
Dr. Steadman’s commitment to missions has been reflected in his having traveled to various mission fields, as well as having served on a number of ministry and mission boards, including Baptist World Mission, Bob Jones University, Slavic Baptist Mission, the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International and the Wilds. He also served during his ministry in South Bend as the president of the Indiana Association of Christian Schools.
The Lord has given Bud multiple opportunities to speak at Christian colleges, camps, revival meetings, Christian school and family seminars, in addition to his mission conference ministry. He has also had various articles published in fundamental periodicals such as Faith for the Family, Frontline, and Today’s Christian Preacher.
August 25, 2016
submitted by Don Johnson (HT: Pastor Sam Souza, Brandon, Manitoba)
[Throwback Thursday: this post originally appeared on P&D 4/26/2012
One of the unending debates is over the meaning of worldliness and how concerned we should be about it. Preachers of former days were not quite so uncertain on the subject:
August 24, 2016
Edward M. Panosian
His pulpit: the fields
His congregation: all who would listen
His message: the Word of God
He was an evangelist, a “chaplain” of ships crossing the Atlantic, a compassionate friend of orphans and founder of orphanages and schools, a fundraiser for their support, an exhorter of the clergy to godliness, and more. But he is remembered first as a remarkable preacher of the grace of God. George Whitefield was· an “awakening preacher,” awakening sleeping sinners to their eternal need and alerting slumbering saints to their divine responsibility.
August 23, 2016
On July 6, 2016, we ran a piece from a 2005 issue of FrontLine on the question, “Should I consider a secular college education?” The article sounded a cautious note while not dismissing the possibility entirely. Sharper Iron picked up our article and a fairly vigorous and sometimes coherent discussion ensued. With the beginning of a new school year fast approaching (perhaps already started for some), I’d like to add one other line of reasoning to the mix, and that is the challenge to worldview that is presented to Christian young people on secular campuses.
August 22, 2016
The story is told of a young man who was living a rebellious life and longed for his personal freedom from authority. One day in great anger he cried out, “I’m tired of my parents telling me what to do. I want to run my own life.” So, he joined the Marines.
We are living in a day when authority in every realm is being rejected in the name of personal liberty and individualism. The late Vance Havner rightly said, “Our world is fast becoming a madhouse, and the inmates are trying to run the asylum. It is a strange time when the patients are writing the prescriptions, the students are threatening to run the schools, the children to manage the homes, and church members — not the Holy Spirit — to direct the churches.”