Choosing a church pastor- one church’s story

This is a behind the scenes general summary of the call of a Baptist church pastor in Central Texas. I want to share about this special church, Meadow Oaks Baptist Church (MOBC) in Temple, Texas. This is a dually-affiliated church (Baptist General Convention Texas –BGCT/ Texas Baptists & Cooperative Baptist Fellowship –CBF). They have been…

Responding to the cross. Sermon from Luke 23, Acts 3, Romans 3

What is our response to Jesus’ death on the cross? Jesus is the undeserved gift for you and for me.  This is the message and hope that we share- the gift of Jesus Christ. In this sermon preached at Little Deer Creek Baptist Church in Texas, I share 3 points of response to consider as…

God is a God of miracles often leading us step by step. Sermon from Mark 6:30-44

As I prepared for a faithful sermon Sunday, I was well aware of the invasion of Russia into Ukraine, the collapse of the stock market (and loss of funds for many people), ongoing COVID-19 concerns, friends and family with serious ongoing medical needs, deaths, and personally for me- my husband’s upcoming retirement, struggles with parenting…

BWIM blog Year W Devotional Series Epiphany IV

Check out my first blog post contribution to the ongoing blog series published by Baptist Women In Ministry (BWIM), “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church” by Rev Dr. Wil Gafney. "A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, Year W Devotional Series, Epiphany IV" by Sejana Yoo can be read here: https://bwim.info/a-womens-lectionary-for-the-whole-church-year-w-devotional-series-epiphany-iv/ I'd love to…

Men and women serving together in the church webinar resources by Missio Alliance

An excellent 1 hour webinar titled, “Full Partners: Women and Men Serving Together in the Church” was hosted by Missio Alliance today. 30 minutes were given to briefly explore the 5 ‘phases’ of a church transitioning from ‘complementarianism’ to an ‘egalitarianism’ model. They opened with the example of ‘Bent Tree Bible Church’ here in Texas…

Are you ready to meet Jesus? Sermon from Luke 19:1-10

Over Advent and Christmas, we were expectantly waiting and looking for Jesus. Some remember the Epiphany, which was this time recorded in Matthew 2:1-12, where the wise men (or sages) travelled long distances to see the baby Jesus. They were looking for him and responded to the signs of his presence. The “wise men” were…