Youth Conference

“Information is in the attached flyer and below for this year’s Texas FWB State Youth Conference. Registration deadline for both the conference and the reduced rate at the hotel is May 15. If you haven’t already, make plans now for your youth to attend June 15-18!”

Marcus Brewer

Moderator/State Office Coordinator

Texas State Association of Free Will Baptists

Welch President Matt Pinson Publishes 40 Questions About Arminianism

GALLATIN, TN—”On April 9, Kregel Academic published a new book by Welch College president Matt Pinson entitled 40 Questions About Arminianism. The book is an introduction to Arminianism to the wider evangelical community.

Kregel Academic is the academic imprint of Kregel Publishers, an evangelical publishing house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new book is the latest in the 40 Questions series, edited by Benjamin Merkle, Professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pinson said, “I’m so excited Kregel Academic has released this new book. It seeks to answer 40 key questions people often have about the theology that emerged from the teaching of the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius. It’s not intended just for Arminians but for people from diverse quadrants of the evangelical community who want a survey of the Arminian doctrine of salvation.”

A number of scholars have recommended the new book:
“. . . provides readers with the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with a vibrant, evangelical Arminianism that is rooted and grounded in Reformation theology.” —Robert E. Picirilli, Welch College

“. . . the best resource in print that provides trustworthy insight into a comparison of Arminianism and Calvinism . . . an irenic apologetic for which Arminius himself would issue high praise.” —W. Stephen Gunter, Duke Divinity School

“Anyone who wants to be thoroughly informed about Arminianism must read 40 Questions About Arminianism.” —Roger E. Olson, Baylor University

“. . . may well rank as the best available exposition of evangelical Arminianism . . . a gracious and profoundly learned response to the biblical Calvinism that I embrace.” —Michael A. G. Haykin, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Pinson conveys a beautiful irenic tone, helping inform fellow brothers and sisters in Christ about many of the frequently misunderstood features of the great tapestry which makes up Christian theology.” —Timothy Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary

“Matthew Pinson cogently articulates what Arminius and Arminians actually believe, and why they believe it.” —Steve W. Lemke, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

“I’m not an Arminian. However, I am deeply appreciative of the Arminian theological tradition and its contributions to the church catholic. As such, I’m thankful that Matt Pinson has written this important volume.” —Nathan Finn, North Greenville University

“Pinson is very well versed in both Arminianism and Calvinism and challenges both Arminians and Calvinists to rediscover their shared Reformed roots, to get a clear picture of the real differences, and to engage once again in the real conversation about them.” —William den Boer, Theological University Kampen, the Netherlands, and author of God’s Twofold Love: The Theology of Jacob Arminius (1559-1609)


Looking for more books from J Matthew Pinson? Check out these titles from Welch College Press. You can find 40 Questions About Arminianism on Amazon.”

Provision Closet Update

Women Nationally Active for Christ

(February 24, 2022)
Provision Closet Tour
The History, Purpose and Location of the Steward Provision Closet

The third resolution of the 1962 minutes reads: “Be it resolved that the convention set up a Provision Closet which would provide linens, stainless steel flatware, and other domestic items for our missionaries who go to the field.” Mrs. Eunice Edwards, then executive secretary, established the closet as directed.

The closet is located at the Free Will Baptist National Offices building in Antioch, Tennessee. The warehouse-styled storage area has floor to ceiling shelving and metal cabinets on the other two. Items are organized and arranged to make it easy for missionaries to find what is needed.

Who supports the closet?

The closet is stocked through the sacrificial giving of women all over the United States. This ministry provides women with an opportunity to share what they have been given in tangible ways. Current needs are posted below.

Throughout the year, WNAC receives items from Free Will Baptist women. Gift cards have become a popular item in recent years, providing the missionary with a way to purchase items not found in the closet. Cash gifts are utilized for purchases when the missionary needs items while on their field of service.

Who are the beneficiaries?

Originally, the closet serviced only international missionaries. But as it grew and expanded, so did its outreach. Today, all Free Will Baptist missionaries are served, both home and international. We meet the needs of our MKs (missionary kids) when they set up their dorm rooms. We also meet the needs of Bible Institutes across the world.

These items are given free of charge to missionaries, keeping them from spending money from their accounts for household items. This allows them to build funds to return to the field. Missionaries are introduced to the closet during their orientation, and time is allowed in their schedule to “shop” and be introduced to this ministry.

Book Release

Randall House to release Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life

(Nashville, Tennessee) “On April 12, 2022, Randall House and Denise Pass M.A. and Michelle Nietert, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor will release Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life.

About the book:  In Make Up Your Mind, the readerwill learn about the root behind common mental battles, focus in on ten key negative mindsets and learn how to overcome them using Scripture and real-life solutions as we adopt the mind of Christ. Each chapter includes a devotional application section and a “Counselor’s Corner” section featuring licensed professional counselor Michelle Nietert.

Features include: Solve the subconscious pain that shackles your soul. Resolve to renew your mind and release common mindset struggles. Dissolve discouragement and discover delight again. Absolve ourselves from thoughts absorbed in self defeat.

About the authors:Denise Pass holds an MA in Biblical Exposition and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Exposition at Liberty University. Denise and her husband live near Fredericksburg, VA. She is a homeschool mom of her five children for 23 years, four recently graduated from college, and their youngest adoptive son is a senior in high school. 

MichelleNietert,M.A.,LPC-S, as a licensed professional counselor, and Christian life coach, Michelle has been passionately inspiring women for over 25 years. She relates well to audiences of various ages as she juggles running a large counseling center in the DFW area, writing, hosting the Raising Mentally Healthy Kids podcast, and speaking. She is passionate about empowering women to overcome the negative mindsets that are holding them back from living the abundant lives God has promised them.”

Contact: Lena Wooten

Director of Marketing

(615) 361-1221 ext. 308