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Episode 19

July 30, 2020 • July 30, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

Michael Cooper began pastoring Grace Community Church in Mabank 7 years ago, when he was 24. The church prioritized the Word of God and biblical community, and God's blessed with growth both spiritually and numerically. And, as Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas, SBTC Disaster Relief was on the road to help.

Episode 18

July 23, 2020 • July 23, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

If you're feeling tired or discouraged or your things aren't going like you planned, that doesn't mean God is done with you. A country church in Arkansas and a small-town church in East Texas are up on this week's episode of the Just Good News Podcast.

Episode 17

July 9, 2020 • July 9, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

Normal-sized churches in Kansas and Texas are growing and reaching out to their neighbors during Covid. One church member and her family decided to start a simple food-sharing drop-off, which has grown and spread through the church and its community.

Episode 16

June 25, 2020 • June 25, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

In the Tomato Capital of the World, Jacksonville College stands as a witness to its community and the world. Meanwhile from Austin, Texas, to Charlotte, North Carolina, two African American pastors in collegiate contexts share about opportunities they've had to share the gospel and make disciples during days of racial unrest.

Episode 15

June 18, 2020 • June 18, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

The International Mission Board publicly released its Annual Statistical Report, a 35-page document that reveals upward trends in evangelism and leadership development. And, a crowdfunded miniseries about the Gospels is worth a watch.

Episode 14

June 4, 2020 • June 4, 2020

A pastor in Minneapolis marches with peaceful protestors. And all the way up in Valdez, Alaska, a pastor and his wife minister to their local community amid COVID-19.

Episode 13

May 21, 2020 • May 21, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

An 11-year-old took her hard-earned savings of $32.20 for a beach vacation with her grandparents, and gave it to the IMB to help with its $4 million shortfall due to COVID-19. Now, she's challenging you. Will you give $32?

Episode 12

May 7, 2020 • May 7, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

The first Thursday in May is designated as the National Day of Prayer.

Episode 11

April 30, 2020 • April 30, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

Churches in East Texas step up to provide relief in the wake of the Onalaska tornado. And, the May print issue of the TEXAN features mental health, and what churches and pastors across the state are doing to offer hope.

Episode 10

April 23, 2020 • April 23, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

Chaplains from Afghanistan to Texas are stepping up, like they've always done, to comfort hurting people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 9

April 9, 2020 • April 9, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

A church along the U.S.-Mexico border lends a mobile medical clinic to a nearby medical facility in the fight against COVID-19. And, two churches merge together to reach English and Spanish speakers in their community.

Episode 8

April 2, 2020 • April 2, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

A truck stop in Arkansas supersizes for the gospel. And, Sweet Shop USA is the nation's largest handmade chocolate factory. Now, it's producing up to 40,000 medical face shields per day from its converted facility in East Texas.

Episode 7

March 26, 2020 • March 26, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

Churches are stepping up to feed their communities as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. And, in one small town billboards started popping up advertising a local church--but where did they come from?

Episode 6

March 19, 2020 • March 19, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

COVID-19 sparks fear, but SBC agencies are hard at work to support churches during the pandemic. And, Ronnie Yarber talks about something important God has taught him during his ministry.

Episode 5

March 5, 2020 • March 5, 2020 • Gary Ledbetter

A new vision for the Southern Baptist Convention intends to see 500 new IMB missionaries overseas and 6,000 new SBC churches by 2025. The "Son of Sam" New York City murderer from the 1970s becomes a son of hope. And, the gospel is spreading despite challenges throughout the Balkans.