I pray that this edition of the Pacific Connector finds you well and blessed, pursuing the will of our Father.
For the last edition and several upcoming editions of The Pacific Connector, I want to highlight elements of the HPBC that you may not be aware of. These articles originate from questions I hear from Hawaii Pacific Baptist pastors and leaders. I pray this will help you know more about the fantastic opportunities available to you and your ministry.
I hear questions about the staff team’s roles and responsibilities. Lately, conversations circulate about Cooperative Program giving to support a staff team instead of going back into the mission fields or our churches’ ministries. These topics are critical to our continued cooperation as a convention of churches.
As mentioned in the last edition, the Southern Baptist Convention functions as an incredible mission network, linking thousands of individual churches to vast resources and possibilities that no individual church could access. The role of the HPBC staff team exists to help churches navigate this network successfully.
In the last issue, I referenced the access to ministry support from extended partnerships across the SBC network, such as theological training, leadership development, and missional engagement. Your HPBC staff team continually bridges this network from both sides, through the partners and the churches, to strengthen our HPBC churches in any conceivable way.
Regardless of the ministry need or ideas that you face, your HPBC staff team operates as a mission extension of your church, linking you to finding and providing your ministry’s needs. In years past, the HPBC staff team focused on promoting programs or resources depending on the SBC network’s interests. Today, your HPBC staff team stands ready to fill your needs according to what God guides for your ministry. The options for your church are limitless!
In the next edition, I will address how we as a convention ensure biblical integrity, proper doctrinal adherence, and the overall focus on living and sharing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
As always, your HPBC staff team is ready to provide for you in anyway that we can to advance and support your ministry. If we can serve you, please call us at (808) 946-9581or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org