Linda Ranson Jacobs is one of the forefront leaders in the areas of children and divorce and single-parent family needs. Having been both divorced and widowed, Linda was a single mom who learned firsthand the emotional and support needs of broken families, and she developed a passion to help hurting families. As a children’s ministry director, children’s program developer, speaker, author, trainer, and therapeutic child care center owner, Linda has assisted countless single-parent families and their children. In 2004, Linda created and developed the DivorceCare for Kids program, a biblically based, Christ-centered ministry tool designed to bring healing, comfort, and coping and communication skills to children of divorce. Local churches use this lay-led, 13-week program to launch a children’s divorce recovery ministry in their church and community.
“I advise any Southern Baptist church to consider [Patterson's termination from SWBTS] before having Dr. Patterson preach or speak and to contact trustee officers if additional information is necessary,” J.D. Greear says.
“I learned great things [at Harvest]," says Josh Weidmann, "and I learned some really hard things there.” Josh shares with us what experience has taught him about how church leaders can balance confidence with humility, process criticism well, and pursue true repentance.