Together for the Gospel 2018 Recap

I was recently privileged to attend the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, KY. This is my second time to attend, and it has been a great experience both times. The conference brings strong preachers, great and challenging topics, and great community. In many ways, this conference operates as a salve to a pastor’s... Continue Reading →

A Plea for Shepherding (or, We Are Not CEOs)

This is a blog for all people involved in church. Do not be thrown by the title; this blog is not simply for pastors alone. Laymen need to hear this just as much as pastors. Laymen lay the ground for pastoral expectations in the local church.  You should read this, even if you aren't in... Continue Reading →

A Good Year For Reading (So Far)

This year, I set a goal to read 50 books. Yes, 5o. I'm not sure how far I will make it, but so far, the journey has been fun and full of great reading. (You can follow my progress on my Goodreads account. Add me!) I wanted to highlight three books that I've read so... Continue Reading →

Transitions

Transitions never seem to be easy. They are emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. I have just now made the transition from being Pastor of Sedgwick Baptist Church in Sedgwick, Arkansas to being the Youth Pastor of Southside Community Church in Paragould, Arkansas. It is a big change. Geographically, I will only be a few miles... Continue Reading →

Avoiding the 80/20 Rule in Church

One of the biggest problems facing the church is that a small number of people end up doing a large amount of the volunteer work. This could be summarized in the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle, which suggests that 80% of the effects of an event come from 20% of the causes. When related... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of Modern Day Evangelism

"How do we reach the world for Jesus?" is a question I hear quite often. This age-old question has plagued believers for centuries. In fact, the church has been looking for effective ways to share the gospel since its inception, found in the book of Acts. Evangelism has always been a challenge. It has always... Continue Reading →

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