“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.
Be the Church!
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, Host Tim Patterson sits down with Pastor Joel Wayne of Chapel Pointe in Hudsonville. They discuss the need to strengthen existing churches, and the Chapel Pointe’s partnership with the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) called “Be the Church.”
Waiting for God
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, Host Tim Patterson sits down with Pastor Randy Brandon in Alma. Pastor Brandon shares about his ministry that stretches nearly 30 years in one Michigan town. He tells how God carried him through two church plants and a period of searching all in the same place.
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, guest host Mike Durbin talks with two members of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan “Caring Together” team. Pastor Art Werry and Dr. Michele White discuss the issues of dealing with sexual abuse in the church, and how the BSCM wants to help churches prevent abuse and deal with it when it happens.
Accelerate the Spread of the Gospel - You and Your Church
This episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness looks at a new path for you and your church to reach unreached people groups around the world. Host Tim Patterson talks with Doug Keesey and Paul Wynn of oneMESSAGE.tv, a new ministry reaching the unreached. They share how God called them to use their vocational talents to launch this new ministry. They also partner with groups like the Baptist State Convention of Michigan to help churches tell their story.
Guest Host Mike Durbin sits down with church replanter and pastor, Rick Bristol. Rick leads True North Community Church in Petoskey. When Rick came to the church there were only six people left. The small group had to face making drastic changes or just close the doors for good.
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, guest host Dr. Tony Lynn spends some time with Church Planting Catalyst, Tim Shrader. Tim’s call is to discover, develop and deploy church planters in the Detroit area. Tim and Tony have a conversation about the great need for cooperation between new and established churches as the Baptist State Convention of Michigan aspires to grow to 500 churches by 2025.
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.
Relevant, Applicable Ministry Content
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.