45 Questions Every Search Committee Should Ask A Pastor

Last week I wrote a quick blog on the types of questions a pastor interviewing with a search committee should ask in order to dig deeper into the identity of the church. As I was writing that, I felt that there is a need for questions to be used by pastoral search committees. In my … Read more45 Questions Every Search Committee Should Ask A Pastor

30 Questions Every Pastor Should Ask A Search Committee

Every once in a while I get a call from a fellow pastor friend who is nervous about going before a pastoral search committee. After receiving such a call recently, I kept thinking through the kind of questions I would encourage them to ask in order to learn more about the church. So here are thirty … Read more30 Questions Every Pastor Should Ask A Search Committee

What I learned from the Painted Churches Pt.2

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As I stated in the first blog post of this series (located here), we recently took a church bus trip and visited the painted churches of Schulenburg, Texas. These small town, Texas churches are made up of Czech and German Catholic communities who have meeting for over one hundred years. As I was touring these church … Read moreWhat I learned from the Painted Churches Pt.2

What I Learned About the Painted Churches Pt.1

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Last week, First Baptist Church took a bus trip to the painted churches in Schulenburg, TX. This trip was an all day affair to visit churches that have been around over 100 years and have been maintained by the members of the church. I know that you are thinking, “What is so special about that?” Well, these … Read moreWhat I Learned About the Painted Churches Pt.1

Reading Review: I am a Church Member @ThomRainer

  (Photo Credit BobRogers.me) Personal Reflection from the Reading I am a church member by Thom Rainer is written to address the unbiblical trends that run rampant in today’s churches. Equipped with engaging stories from his past experiences as a pastor and his times serving as president of Lifeway, Dr. Rainer confronts these issues head on with easy and practical … Read moreReading Review: I am a Church Member @ThomRainer

What’s Next?… A New Season Begins

As many of you may know, the close of a season occurred last Friday afternoon as I graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (@SWBTS) with a Master degree in Divinity and a concentration in Evangelism. This has been a long time coming and a long journey to get here. Even though I was able to get … Read moreWhat’s Next?… A New Season Begins

A Few Thoughts on Baptism – What We Believe & Why

  Baptism – What We Believe and Why? I was thinking through the ordinance of Baptism the other day and collected a few thoughts that may be helpful. Where is Baptism Found in the Bible?  All Over The New Testament Romans 6:4-5 = the Foundation for Baptism (Where Theology Merges with Methodology) What is Baptism? Baptism … Read moreA Few Thoughts on Baptism – What We Believe & Why

The Role of the Word in Church According to @CharlesSpurgeon

Refusing to resort to worldly entertainment in order to attract a crowd or to employ gospel gimmicks to induce a spurious response, Spurgeon relied on God’s Word for the success of his ministry. He affirmed: “I would rather speak five words out of this book than 50,000 words of the philosophers. If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God. If we want conversions, we must put more of God’s Word into our sermons.” His gospel preaching was grounded in his commitment to biblical truth.

-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon

Chasing A bold Vision For God? @BillHybels

If you’re chasing a bold vision, one of the greatest gifts you can give the people around you is to get in front of them, eyeball-to-eyeball, and ask them to step up and do something great for God. Do it well, and you’ll bring glory to God, esteem to the other person, and much-needed resources to your ministry.

-Bill Hybels, Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs