Strategy for Change

Strategic planning is a place some will not venture.  In the Church, it is the pseudo-spiritual that see no basis for the practice of the organization.  Addressing the Church’s unique ministry context is required for Church leaders.  Proverbs 19:21 states, “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, thatContinue reading “Strategy for Change”

A Burden for Change

Change is a necessity but rarely is it readily accepted.  Innovation, flexibility, and growth all require changes to take place at personal and organizational levels.  How does this happen?   Specifically, how does this happen in churches?  Might I suggest this pathway: 1) a burden, 2) faith, 3) strategy and implementation, and 4) endurance. NehemiahContinue reading “A Burden for Change”

Cardinal Principles of the Christian Baptist

A couple of weeks ago, I posted A pre-history of the Christian Baptists.  The focus was on the surrounding preceding church culture and events that helped form our foundation.  That is still an area of interest and further research.  Many others were also very interested and is provoking some further research on my part. The ChristianContinue reading “Cardinal Principles of the Christian Baptist”

A pre-history of the Christian Baptists

The following is a pre-history of the formation of the Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Churches of God, which I am ordained through.  If you would like to know more about us you can find the link here.  This blog examines the surrounding context of our formation and a backdrop for why. Baptist TraditionContinue reading “A pre-history of the Christian Baptists”

SOM: Blessed are they which are persecuted

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophetsContinue reading “SOM: Blessed are they which are persecuted”

SOM: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” – Matthew 5:8 If one thing is clear in the Sermon on the Mount, it is that the Lord is concerned with more than outward cleanliness and show. He has emphasized the spiritual life of His people in comparable ways to the physical.  Poor,Continue reading “SOM: Blessed are the Pure in Heart”