President’s Ponderings 2.1

Have you ever asked, “How will God do this?” You didn’t ask “if”. You already had His assurance. Deep inside, you knew—with an unexplainable confidence—God would accomplish His work in a particular situation. The “how” question, is different from the “if” question. For example,  Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 1.2

From Vermont’s Green Mountains (which I see through my office windows), to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, to the Colorado Rockies, I’ve had a life-long love affair with the majesty, beauty, and grandeur of the mountains. It began when I was boy. Dad and I hiked various Rocky Mountain trails.  Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 1.1

Last week I sent you an email announcing a signed agreement to purchase a great campus in Downtown Bennington, Vermont. What a thrill! The buildings can serve as Northeastern Baptist College’s future home for many years to come. Thank you for the notes, prayers, and encouraging texts. Keep them coming. Continue reading >>

2nd B.E.N.E.A.T.H. Trip

On May 1st, 21 students and staff from Northeastern Baptist College took part in the spring BENEATH trip (Believers Exploring New England’s Awesome Theological History). The theme of the trip was the life of D. L. Moody, visiting historic sites honoring the great evangelist and his ministry.  Continue reading >>

A Resolution to Grow

The start of a new year is a great time to make resolutions to change and grow. It has come to symbolize a fresh-start, and the beginning of this new stretch of 365 days seems to give us a stronger resolve and motivation to achieve the changes and growth we desire. Resolutions typically have the same goal: self-improvement. It is common to hear about dieting plans, exercise programs, intellectual pursuits, etc. In church, it is common to hear Christians resolve to evangelize more, pray more, and read through the Bible. Continue reading >>


I recently heard a story about a farmer that was diagnosed with terminal cancer which prevented him from doing his job. In an effort to help his family, the farmer’s neighbors all banded together to harvest his fields in time for winter. Despite the massiveness of his fields, his neighbors were able to harvest and complete the work for winter all in 10 hours! Continue reading >>

Homecoming Week 2016

Between October 24th and 28th, Northeastern Baptist College held our first Homecoming Week, honoring our Alumni. The event was highlighted by chapel messages from President Ballard and our two graduates so far, Joe Ferguson and Tim Groos. Continue reading >>

Step by Step

Do you remember the “walk of faith” scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Jones is faced with an almost certain death when he reaches a deep cavern between him and his goal. He must walk step by step across a bridge that is invisible to him. Continue reading >>

Dual Citizenship & the Ballot

Every election cycle, certain concepts and buzzwords seem to resurface in the Christian community, such as “moral majority” and “values voter.”

It seems impossible to argue that a biblical “moral majority,” silent or otherwise, exists in the United States today. A moral revolution has swept through our culture like Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti. Our cultural collapse in Christian ethics and morals is reflected vividly in the major party candidates. Continue reading >>

1st B.E.N.E.A.T.H. Trip

On October 12th, a group of students and staff from Northeastern Baptist College embarked on the first-ever BENEATH trip (Believers Exploring New England’s Awesome Theological History), visiting sites in and around Bennington which are significant to the history of Christianity in New England. Continue reading >>