“Punching Holes in the Darkness” is a podcast of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM). Join Executive Director and Treasurer, Tim Patterson as he gives a voice to pastors and leaders of Michigan churches. Whether they are reaching communities in the Upper Peninsula or in the urban setting of Detroit, they share the challenges of reaching our state mission field.
Everything on the Table
Join BSCM Executive Director Tim Patterson as he talks with Ed Emmerling, pastor of Westside Baptist Church and co-leader of the Genessee Baptist Association. They discuss the unique changes made to the leadership and ministry of the association and how it has affected starting and strengthening churches in their area.
Send Your Pastor to Israel
On this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, join host Tim Patterson as he talks with Tim Steele, Discipleship Pastor at CrossWaves Church in Roseville. Tim Steele is leading a group of pastors and others to see the Holy Land in December. They discuss the opportunity for churches to send their pastor on the trip as part of Pastor Appreciation.
Share, Shape, Send
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, host Tim Patterson talks with Travis Whitaker, pastor of Mile City Church in Metro Detroit. Mile City is only six years old, and yet, they have already helped launch six other new churches. Travis shares with Tim their posture of being open to God’s prompting to start new churches.
A Network of Support
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, host Tim Patterson talks with church planter Antonio Wimberly. In addition to starting One Mission Church in Inkster, Pastor Wimberly is also President of the African American Fellowship in Michigan. He shares about the challenges and blessings he sees as he ministers in an urban setting.
When God Says Rest
In this episode of “Punching Holes in the Darkness”, host Tim Patterson sits down with David Whitaker, pastor of Houghton Baptist Church. David shares about his ministry way up in the Upper Peninsula, and how God has led him go and stop during different times in his ministry.
Reaching Others Overseas and Here
On this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, Baptist State Convention of Michigan Executive Director, Tim Patterson talks with an international missionary who is ministering in Central Asia. This missionary who cannot be identified for security reasons shares about his ministry in a Muslim-majority country, and how the tools he uses to reach others can be used here in Michigan, too.
Thank you Pastor Ken, Pastor Larry, and Pastor Cornelius for sharing your insights, illustrations, and personal experiences. Episode 1 is just the beginning of some crucial conversations we need to have...and listen to. Looking forward to the coming podcasts.
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The host, Executive Director-Treasurer Pastor Tim Patterson creates a platform where practical ministry solutions are shared so all of us can avoid overcome challenges. The content and guests will make you want to subscribe & visit often.