Momentum is a resource designed to encourage, equip, empower, and engage Colorado Baptist Ministry Leaders. Here you will find new content added weekly and full access to articles as well as our Archives.

February Topic

According to LifeWay Research, 27% of churches have directly seen congregational members deconstruct their faith. Though this content is different than Momentum’s normal publication, we want to encourage leaders to listen to the thought-provoking podcast Reconstructing Faith. We encourage leaders to reflect on this current culture of deconstructing faith with their ministry team and discuss issues in their ministerial context.

January Topic

The call to ministry is a spiritual journey that is often navigated by pastors growing in their relationship with God and communicating with those they lead. There is joy in serving in this call but every pastor faces difficulties as they serve the church. This month, Momentum looks into several Myths in Ministry that offer challenges to pastors including: I can, and should, do it all; You can’t give feedback to volunteers; You can’t be friends with those you serve; and Conflict is bad. Each week you’ll find pastors and ministry leaders offering advise on these topics.

December Topic

TOP 3

As 2023 comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on all the ways God has worked through our churches across Colorado. We want to thank all of our authors that contributed to Momentum this year and to our readers for connecting with this resource and the feedback you’ve given along the way. Over the next few weeks, we will post the Top 3 articles of the year. 

November Topic

Do you know your neighbors? The Great Commission mandates us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” The nations have  arrived at our doorstep yet many of us have not met them or others in our neighborhood. Others of us have seen a variety of people groups in our communities, but we don’t know how to engage them with the Gospel. This month we will look closely at resources and opportunities to offer encouragement as we share the Gospel with our neighbors. 

October Topic

Why
Partner?

If we are going to walk in alignment with Scripture we must seek partnership, fellowship, partners, and participation with others in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are no “Lone Rangers” in God’s plan to be witnesses who make disciples. If the work of God is going to be effectively shared in our communities, we must partner. 

September Topic

Reaching
Gen Z

For centuries, reaching the next generation is crucial for the church. Do you believe Generation Z is interested in Jesus? Many do, and this month we are trying to discover how to best reach them with the gospel. 

August Topic

Partners
in the gospel

In the month of August we are focusing in on the importance of partnerships we share across the state in order to move the gospel of Jesus Christ forward. Associational and convention partnerships. Church planting partnerships. A partnership of one church with two languages and the same gospel and mission. We truly can do much more together than we can apart.

July Topic

Building Amazing Leadership Teams

What makes a good team? In sports, if you don’t have team chemistry, you’re not going very far. In business, it’s just as difficult. Inc. Magazine found that “only 1 in 5 hires are considered successful”.

So, what makes a good church leadership team? How do we take the guesswork out of our search processes and find the right fit for the right time? During July, we will have new articles each week that will address this subject.

June Topic

Co-Vocational Ministry

Many Christians see their work as nothing more than a necessary evil. They don’t understand how their “ordinary” everyday life is part of the mission of God. However, a proper and biblical understanding is that all Christians are called to “full-time ministry,” doing work well for the glory of God, regardless of their specific vocation (1 Corinthians 10:31).

May Topic

Winning
at home

Culture aims to offer tips and tricks to families on parenting, marriage, and education. As Christians, how do we need to go back and test this advice against God’s Word? By doing this, it provides the framework needed to filter the new things we hear and see.

April Topic

Navigating Cultural Divides in your Church

As ambassadors of Jesus, we must acknowledge that faithfulness to him requires us to communicate the gospel truth in a way that honors how Jesus modeled the great commission. What we say, how we say it, and when we say it all matter if we want to be an effective witness to the message and character of Jesus in our current cultural climate. 

March Topic

Rethinking
Church Growth

What comes to mind when we think of church growth? Are we only thinking numerically?

Momentum looks deeper into this subject to be reminded that we must live each day in faithful obedience to God and allow God to build His Church!

February Topic

Avoiding Burnout,
Spin Out
and Sin Out

Being a pastor and leader comes with its own unique set of challenges. This month, Momentum connects with pastors and leaders from around the state in managing the daily stress and avoiding pitfalls while still impacting God’s kingdom.

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So Much To Celebrate!

The past several articles I have written for Momentum, I have shared with you the changes which are taking place across our

Have a plan

“for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” —Matthew 10:26 I don’t know

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