Category Archives: Churches

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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Kentucky Baptist churches are ‘doing the impossible’

I was called into my first pastorate on Halloween in 1993. The vote count was 18 to 6. In preparation for my new role, I called the pastor who preceded me to ask a few questions about the church. He quickly began asking questions of me. “Where are you pastoring now?” he inquired. “I’m not […]

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Annual review highlights serve as encouragement for churches

Each year, your KBC Mission Board staff members sit down with their immediate supervisor to review their work over the past year and agree upon goals for the upcoming year. This meeting is important to help each team member plan his/her work in concert with the mission statement of the KBC and is one part […]

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