Category Archives: Leader Training

Qualifications of a great director of missions

Over the course of the past year, I have had the privilege of serving with a team commissioned by a group called the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders. The conference, referred to as SBCAL, is a fraternity of Directors of Missions and others who serve in associations across the SBC. The team was asked […]

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KY Baptists needed to help bring ‘Hope for the Mountains’

I wanted to personally let you know about an amazing opportunity to impact the Appalachian region for Christ through what we’re calling the Hope for the Mountains crusade, which we’ve scheduled in conjunction with the KBC annual meeting in November. Hope for the Mountains is set for Nov. 11 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center […]

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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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10 Reasons to stop giving through the Cooperative Program…and why they’re wrong

As I near a quarter of a century of ministry in and to churches cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention, I can reflect upon countless conversations about the cooperative missions offering known as the Cooperative Program. In my role as a pastor, those conversations took place in budget committee meetings, missions committee meetings, in church hallways […]

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Reaching our Judea

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) I was recently asked, “What does the Kentucky Baptist Convention do with its part of the Cooperative Program and […]

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