Category Archives: Churches

Pastor Appreciation Month: ‘God, thank you for our pastors’

Nearly every Sunday I have the privilege of preaching in a different church in Kentucky. The pastor is often present. While a few minutes of interaction before worship and casual discussion over lunch afterward does not provide the opportunity to see deeply into any man’s heart, what I have seen gives me a growing love […]

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The essence of Christianity in found in the local church

Several times a year I have the opportunity to preach, bring greetings, or send a video recording of congratulations to Kentucky Baptist Convention churches celebrating significant anniversaries. From church plants hitting the one, two, three, or five-year mark, to legacy churches celebrating anniversaries of 50, 100, 150 or even 200+ years, these significant milestones are […]

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Ten things I’ve learned from those who have NOT fallen in ministry

“Dad, how will people know you haven’t done something like that?” asked my 19-year-old daughter as we discussed the growing list of resignations and terminations in Baptist life. “Because he’s still above the ground,” quipped my wife, Michelle, as only a 20-year veteran middle school teacher can. Later, Michelle took a more serious tone when she […]

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We work together better as a ‘Team of Teams’

Was it just the churches where I served as pastor or is it the case in most churches that getting the music ministry and the children’s ministry on the same page can be a struggle? Was it only in my churches that the Sunday School director and the youth ministry leaders, at times, seemed to […]

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2018 will be an exciting year for Kentucky Baptists churches

As Kentucky Baptists begin our 181st year of cooperative mission work we are humbled and grateful to steward a Kingdom effort that has spanned the better part of two centuries. Only God could number those who will gather to sing praises unto the Lamb of Glory because of the testimony and generosity of Kentucky Baptists. […]

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