Serving the Lord faithfully, regardless of title or position

My family is serving on mission as a part of a church plant. I have no title or staff responsibilities. I am essentially a layperson seeking opportunities to help my church reach our community and support our pastor’s vision. It is such an honor to join others in this journey. 

One of the greatest joys of my job as executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is being able to connect with laypeople all across our state. These saints can be found in churches in every corner of Texas. I always love when one of these servants comes up to me when I’m speaking at their church and tells me of a story in the Texan that meant a lot to them. I love hearing their stories and their passion for the church they attend. 

The laypeople who faithfully serve the Lord in our churches are really the backbone of the SBTC. Each week, they are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. They give of their time and sacrificially tithe to reach Texas and impact the world. I want to say a special thanks to all of you who serve the Lord without a title or position. You simply do this out of an overflow of your love for Jesus. I am grateful for you utilizing your gifts for the kingdom and for coming alongside your pastor to reach your community. I also want to thank you for being a part of the SBTC. 

One of my favorite events the SBTC hosts each year is the EQUIP conference. It is coming up in August at Sagemont Church in Houston. The reason I love this event so much is because it is geared toward equipping laypeople. There are a ton of conferences and seminars for pastors and staff leaders, but EQUIP is planned with the lay leader in mind. We will connect with lay leadership from churches across Texas and come together for an incredible day of equipping and encouragement. If you want some practical tools to help in the area you serve, make plans to be at EQUIP.  I hope to see you there.

I love you and it is an honor to serve you as you serve Jesus!

Executive Director
Nathan Lorick
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
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