I have decided to start recording lessons and takeaways throughout the year. Ministry Social media has its benefits. But, it is also a place you have to be very careful. You will find debates galore. However, what I have seen this year (not personal but observation of others) was the intense hatred, deception, and wickednessContinue reading “Lessons Learned in 2019”
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Organizing the Biblical Narrative for Easy Memorization
The following is an exercise that I have utilized several times to gauge my students present an understanding of the Biblical narrative. According to Barna’s report on spiritual growth in 2017, millennials reported Bible reading as the most important spiritual discipline, but less than 30% noted any reading in a previous month. I would putContinue reading “Organizing the Biblical Narrative for Easy Memorization”
Most Read Posts of 2018
We just wanted to send out a message to thank everyone for another wonderful year on our blog. The following lists show the ten most-read posts this year. Looking forward to another year of serving and writing! 10. Christian Baptist Camp Meeting 2018 9. Three reflections on the Old Testament Tabernacle. 8. Don’t Quit! 7.Continue reading “Most Read Posts of 2018”
Almost back to normal?
At the beginning of December, I finished the last course for my Ph.D. One-third of the way done with the Ph.D. requirements. The remaining two is the completion of the oral comprehensive exam in February 2019 and my dissertation. I thank the Lord for all He has already done and anticipate greater things still toContinue reading “Almost back to normal?”
The Fellowship of the Church
Relationships between Church members possess great influence when it comes to the overall health of the church. When a church is known for its loving fellowship, the atmosphere may be characterized as warm, welcoming, non-threatening, and hospitable. On the other hand, if a church is known for not having a loving fellowship than it mayContinue reading “The Fellowship of the Church”
Changes that have affected ministry.
The following is a list of major shifts in everyday life that have changed how a large portion of how ministry takes place. The first list focuses on past changes from the 1950s to 2000. The second list focuses on changes since 2000 and the trajectory into the future. Past Changes – 1950’s to PresentContinue reading “Changes that have affected ministry.”
Some thoughts about lay ministry.
Last year, a friend and I were talking about the ministry of the laity in the church. What is laity? Basically, these individuals are those who serve in the church and are non-ordained (commissioned to preach/pastor). However, in my association of churches, we ordain deacons and their role is different from the pastor. So, laityContinue reading “Some thoughts about lay ministry.”
Leaving a Legacy
A few years ago, I was introduced to a concept called legacy leadership. This model of leadership is one of many attempts to understand the Biblical perspective on leadership. What’s funny is there are many people who would try to appear spiritual and say something to the effect, “But the Bible says never uses theContinue reading “Leaving a Legacy”
The unwritten rules.
In every group or organization, there are unwritten rules. Even in church organizations. I am reminded of this daily through observances and conversations. It is something that most know, but very few pay attention to unless they are directly affected by it. In this post, I want to point out a few categories that theseContinue reading “The unwritten rules.”
This is the recent preaching outline I used for a sermon called “Don’t Quit.” Job 14:1, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. Who do you know right now that you would like to tell them not to quit? Was there a point in your life, maybeContinue reading “Don’t Quit”