September 29, 2015 by Paul Chappell
Terrie and I arrived one day ahead of our group in the Holy Land and were privileged to attend a luncheon for supporters of Israel. The luncheon was primarily designed to encourage Christian and political leaders from America and Europe to continue their education regarding the needs of Israel.
Talking to members of Parliament from Hungary about the Syrian Refugee crisis. They are wanting to help but are concerned about the spread of Islam in Europe.
We were thankful for the opportunity to meet the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkot, and hear some of his vision for the city.
Thankful to meet Nir Barkot, Mayor of Jerusalem, and express our prayers and support for Israel.
I also met members of the Israeli Knesset from a caucus that promotes relationships with Christians worldwide. They are truly grateful for believers who stand with Israel. (more…)
Category: Ministry News
Tags: Israel Trip, Ministry Moments, Ministry News, travel | Comments (0)
September 28, 2015 by Paul Chappell
While en route to Israel for the Holy Land tour which we’re hosting, Terrie and I had a long layover in England where we got to visit several Baptist heritage sites. We also got to visit two Baptist missionary couples in London. It was a blessing to on one hand thank God for our heritage and on the other visit with people currently carrying the torch.
Our church has the privilege of supporting the Bunnells (pictured above center, with their two sons) who are planting churches in London. They are doing a great job winning souls and also helping to train Baptist leaders in Muslim countries.
It was good also to see Nick and Alicia Unger, West Coast Baptist College alumni (2011), who are serving alongside the Bunnells in London. (The Ungers are pictured above left with their daughter.) I’m thankful we were able to have a part in preparing them for Christ’s work in England. (more…)
Category: Ministry Leadership, Ministry News
Tags: church planting, ministry, Ministry Moments, Missions, travel, WCBC | Comments (0)
by Paul Chappell
En route to Israel for our Holy Land Tour beginning this week, Terrie and I were able to meet part of our group, get our bodies adjusted to the time difference, and visit a few Baptist history sites during a layover in England.
I’m so thankful for my Baptist heritage and was reminded at each of these sites how rich it is. Psalm 44:1 says, “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.” As I visited many of the locations where Baptist leaders of past generations preached and sacrificed for the faith, I thanked God for the message which “our fathers have told us”—that Scripture alone is our authority for faith and practice, that the gospel is worth giving everything (including life) for, and that God rewards faith in Him.
I’d like to share with you pictures from a few of the places we visited in England.
Below is a picture of the remains from the earliest Baptist church in Wales—located in Ilston and established in 1649.
The church was founded by and pastored for several years by John Myles, as seen in the plaque below. (more…)
Category: Ministry Leadership
Tags: Baptists Distinctives, ministry, Ministry Moments, travel | Comments (0)
March 23, 2015 by Paul Chappell
One of the passions of my life and of our church is worldwide missions. Over the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to take a ten-day missions trip to Asia and Australia, preaching in two conferences and ministering to hundreds of pastors and missionaries. It was a joy to see God’s work in other places.
Our trip began in Singapore where I preached and taught sessions at Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia. Niranjan Sundararaj, a godly businessman from Asia, did a tremendous job as conference coordinator in preparing the conference. Missionaries Terry Unruh (Sri Lanka) and Ray Crocker (Singapore) along with their wonderful congregations also invested much preparation into this time.
This conference was amazing in terms of how many people came and, especially, the nations represented. Pastors and Christian workers from seventeen countries, including many who minister in the 10/40 window, attended. A highlight was seeing several missionaries our church supports on the field and meeting many missionaries from Asia to other nations in Asia, including several “closed” countries. (more…)
Category: Ministry News
Tags: ministry, Ministry Moments, Ministry News, Missions, travel | Comments (0)
April 25, 2014 by Paul Chappell
In just over three months our ministry is hosting an adventure of a lifetime—a cruise through the magnificent beauty of Alaska.
The cruise takes place August 9–16, and there are plenty of reasons to jump on board. Here are just four:
- Breathtaking Beauty—Together we will depart from Seattle and enjoy seven days cruising the untouched natural beauty of Alaska—visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. We will experience the awesome majesty of God’s creation up close.
- Fellowship with Christian Friends—Bible-believing Christians across the country take part in this adventure, making it a time of sweet Christian fellowship where friendships are forged.
- Inspiring preaching and worship services—There’s nothing like being surrounded by the magnificence of God’s creation and then joining with others in worship. Each evening we will have encouraging music and helpful preaching. Special music will be provided by the Blunkall family and a West Coast Baptist College tour group. As the cruise host, I will be speaking, along with Dr. David Gibbs Jr., Dr. R.B. Ouellette, Dr. Dave McCoy, and Dr. Don Sisk.
- Memories of a lifetime—The trip is rich history in and memory-making opportunities. From whale sightings to fishing to on-shore excursions, this is a trip of unforgettable experiences. (View a full cruise itinerary at wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise.)
This is our third time to host this adventure, and the first two trips were unforgettable. I hope you’ll consider joining us for this spiritually refreshing and absolutely awe-inspiring trip!
To register or to find out more about the cruise, please visit www.wcbc.edu/alaska-cruise or give us a call at 800.688.6329 x135. Templeton Tours, our travel partner in this trip, has a flexible payment plan that will help you prepare for the journey.
Category: Ministry News
Tags: Ministry News, travel, WCBC | Comments (0)