Terry Maples

Terry Maples

Terry Maples is field coordinator for the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Friday, 31 January 2014 17:42

Nurturing innovation and valuing tradition

Can the ability of congregations to initiate life-giving change be improved? Consider the value of “traditioned innovation.”

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 18:44

Liberal like Jesus

I want to be liberal like Jesus. How about you? 

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 18:14

Ministry as tug-of-war

Managing tensions inherent in church life can lead to stronger leadership teams.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:28

Fear not education

The fear of learning can create self-imposed limits that serve as obstacles to spiritual growth.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:56

Recovering spiritual vitality

The greatest impediment to congregational spiritual vitality is the belief we know how to do church.

A common reason for opposing women in ministry is that the Bible forbids it, but what does the Scripture really say?

Monday, 04 February 2013 15:56

Why I advocate for women in ministry

During February many Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregations will invite a woman to their pulpit during Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching, an annual observance sponsored by Baptist Women in Ministry. Today and tomorrow, the field coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Tennessee shares how his views on the issue of women in ministry have evolved since his days growing up in a conservative Southern Baptist church.

Monday, 15 October 2012 18:57

Bridging the hospitality gap

Is it possible a congregation’s capacity to welcome and embrace guests is a direct reflection of the spiritual maturity of the congregants?