Teaching Teens About Sex

Finding a balance when teaching at church about sexuality is difficult. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a youth pastor say to me, “I was going to do a purity series, but the parents got upset.” As a college minister, we talk about sex all the time. It’s a good thing the [...]


Meet Sara who serves in Africa and learn how you can pray for and partner with her. Video Transcript: The Lord saved me when I was five years old and then when I was nine, He told me I was going to be an international missionary. I grew up going to First Baptist Church of Trussville, and [...]

Trust the Process: God’s Role and Our Role in Student Ministry

Student ministry is challenging work. I don’t know about you, but I am often asked by people who learn that I serve with students: “Why would you ever want to do that?” Teenagers can be difficult. They come with lots of drama, attitude and other challenges. Yet as those serving students, we are called not [...]

Kelli Johnson

Meet Huntsville native Kelli Johnson, who works with exploited women in Thailand to help provide the hope and healing that comes through Jesus Christ. The post Kelli Johnson appeared first on Acts 1:8 Connections. Source: A18C.org Kelli Johnson

The Spiritual Discipline of Study

Today Dr. Jody Dean joins us to talk about “The Spiritual Discipline of Study”. Jody serves as the Director of Mentoring Programs in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He’s been a student minister, a children’s minister and has served churches as interim pastor. He’s a brings a wealth of experience to share in today’s post. [...]

An Appointment with the Gospel

A college campus can be a crazy place—especially during the first few weeks of a new semester and even more especially for new students. Just imagine a hundred different people, organizations, causes, and courses all vying for your time and attention. In the middle of that chaos, BCM groups are quietly and intentionally working to [...]

1,150+ Professions of Faith

Summer has come and gone. The heat will linger for a little while, but school is back in session. Student summer missionaries are back in class and learning to adjust back to life on campus. Reports from student missionaries have trickled in over the past month, and the stories from these students always amaze me. [...]

Hard Days Lead to Learning

For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. Psalm 26:3 (ESV) This verse has been incredibly important to me personally for a couple of years now. In a season of great discouragement and anxiety, this verse brought me a lot of peace and reassurance. It reminded me to refocus [...]

Disciples Growing and Disciples Going

  Evangelism is not an optional accessory to our life. It is the heartbeat of all we are called to be and do. – Robert Coleman in Master Plan of Evangelism College campuses are an immense mission field. Each campus has a unique culture, diverse values, intricate social structures and even their own languages. These [...]

Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines

We’re launching into our new series on Uplink Online. I want to really talk to you about Spiritual disciplines and the importance of them and how they can apply to our lives. If you look at the English words gymnasium and gymnastics, the Greek word for that is ‘gimnasia’. It means to exercise or to [...]