And He Departed and Began to Publish

And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

(Mark 5:20)

Dear fellow preacher,

Have you found this Covid-19 pandemic to be a ‘game-changer’ for your church and ministry?  We sure have for ours!

We now have to record and broadcast our services with no one sitting in the pews! (How sad is that??)  Covid-19 has changed our method of ministry and has forced us to learn new broadcasting skills, so that our ministries are now ‘published abroad’.

The demon-possessed man in Mark 5 was full of devils until Jesus healed him.  Then the swine became full of devils.  Then the man became full of ‘Jesus’, and the man went to town and started a ‘publishing’ ministry, and he told everyone about Jesus!

For us here in Surrey, our increased Internet presence feels, to me, like we have gone to Decapolis and started Internet-publishing about Jesus.

Like many of you, I too am praying for all the Independent Fundamental Baptist preachers and their churches in Canada.  But I’d like to know what some of you men are doing to minister to your people during this pandemic.

Would you email me today and share something of what you are doing?  A thought or an idea.  Maybe what you are doing will be what some of the rest of us need to hear.

Stay in the game!

Your brother in Christ,

Steven J. White


I’d like to invite any Independent Baptist preacher (pastor, missionary, evangelist, or retired) to offer helpful advice, experiences and thoughts that will encourage others in the ministry.  I want others to hear what you have to say.  If this is of interest to you, please email me your thoughts or suggestions.  None of us will get ‘paid’ for any of this, but all of us will get ‘sharpened’.

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