“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.
New Directions in Women’s Ministry
On this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, host Tim Patterson talks with Tricia Werry. Tricia is a Michigan pastor’s wife who shares about some new outreaches to pastor’s wives and other women in BSCM churches.
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness BSCM Director of Evangelism, Mike Durbin discusses a tool for Michigan Pastors who are seeking a way to revitalize the mission of their church. Mike sits down with Dr. Rob Peters the founder of an organization called Corpus. Corpus works churches around the world in the area of church revitalization.
Navigating the Changing Culture
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, Host Tim Patterson talks with the Alliance Defending Freedom and Regional Director Harrison Smith. They discuss the issues facing churches in the changing culture, and how ADF comes along side to prepare against legal challenges.
How to Start and Finish Strong
Billy Downs has been the owner of a couple of well-known mainstays of the Michigan landscape. One is B-D’s Mongolian Beef and the more recent establishment of Ford’s Garage in Dearborn. In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, Billy sits down with Dr. Tony L. Lynn to share his insights into starting something new and some ways that he believes it can apply to launching a new church.
Replanting in Clio, MI
In this episode of Punching Holes in the Darkness, BSCM State Director of Missions, Dr. Tony L Lynn sits down with pastor Rick Marcus in Clio, Michigan. Rick came back to Clio to replant his home church that had suffered a great decline over the years. Hear how the church now renamed Clio City Church is experiencing a great new growth.
Be the Church – The Cohorts
Pastor Joel Wayne of Chapel Pointe in Hudsonville returns to Punching Holes in the Darkness to share an update on “Be the Church.” “Be the Church” is a partnership between Chapel Pointe and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Joel shares with host Pastor Tim Patterson about the progress of “Be the Church” and its use of cohorts with pastors to strengthen existing churches.
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.