Everyone Needs A Paul

I sat down shortly after 9:00 a.m. in the Pastor’s office. I was “a” pastor at the time, but I was not “the” pastor. The previous Sunday was BGMC Day, and as the Children’s Pastor I had been given a window in the service. I had come up with the brilliant idea of having men […]

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Be A Barnabas

In a world of increasing disconnectedness and declining numbers in vocational ministry, it should not come as a surprise that the relational dynamics of ministry are being revisited. Loneliness and lack of meaningful friendships are often highlighted as significant factors of pastoral discouragement. An old adage says, “If you want a friend, you have to […]

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Have You Found Your Timothy?

Ministry provides many opportunities for fulfillment. One of the most fulfilling opportunities is found in the realm of mentoring. Although the word mentoring is not found in the Bible, it is a principle exemplified throughout Scripture. Mentoring relationships are like that of Jesus and the twelve disciples, Elijah and Elisha, or Paul and Timothy. These […]

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W.E.A.P.O.N.S. Men’s Event

What would a man’s life look like if he… Knew how to make the Bible relevant in his life Replaced habits that hinder with habits that attract Had authentic friendships, and even mentors Was able to control both his thoughts & words Overcame fear, confusion & procrastination with rock-solid faith Brought a solution of oneness […]

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10 Ways to Read Your Community

I have the privilege of hanging out with missionaries, men and women who have learned how to exegete their communities in order to proclaim the gospel in contextualized and relevant ways. I also hang out with local church leaders, though, who often know far too little about the communities they serve. Here are ten ways […]

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Identifying Your Community Persona

Building an ideal customer profile is a common business practice whose goal is to identify the type or types of people the business caters to. This involves identifying needs, wants, pain points, and more. This type of study into the minds of their customers helps businesses to market more effectively and offer products and services […]

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