Lessons from the New Bedford Vision Trip

Four weeks ago, five members of our church went to New Bedford, Massachusetts for a vision trip to Grace Harbor Church (GHC). The goal of the trip was observation. What is the mission of GHC? How are they ministering to the city of New Bedford? How can Coats Baptist...

When We Disagree

Last week, I had a long conversation with a friend of mine regarding the connection between baptism, salvation, and church membership (I know, nerdy pastor stuff). During this conversation, we found that we differed regarding the timeline of baptism and church...

Be Reminded

Three years ago, I started using pre-written prayers in my personal time with God. Quickly, this became one of my favorite ways to pray. It was amazing to see how these prayers moved from words on my lips to intentions of my hearts before God. I would like to share a...

Pink Elephants and Tomato Sandwiches

Hello CBC! I hope this post finds you well! My name is Tommy Austin. I am the new student pastor here at Coats Baptist Church. If we have not met before I look forward to the privilege of meeting you in the near future. Have you ever tried to control your thoughts? It...
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