By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
STANTONVILLE — When Pastor James Stophel joined four other pastors and the director of missions of Shiloh Baptist Association recently to hear a Tennessee Baptist Convention staff member, he didn’t hesitate to ask how a small, rural Baptist church could respond.
Stophel said he was glad for the challenges presented by the Five Objectives of the TBC but initially his opinion was that the $3 million goal for the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions “will scare most of our churches to death.” In other words, most churches need the statewide goals broken down to “realistic numbers they can understand,” he noted. [Read more…]