This month Melissa and I begin 20 years of ministry with Sandy Creek Baptist Association. It is with deepest appreciation that we say, “thank you to our Savior and Sandy Creek Baptist Association for a great place to serve”. A few positive highlights of the past year for me are: A mission trip to EL… Continue reading Director of Missions Report 2018
A Good Prune: What to throw out, cut, and cull from life. It is a fruit snack that produces good results. The worn out shoes and a stained shirt need donated to the trash can. This is a prune. Years ago someone gave tables to our retreat center. I donated they to the dumpster. Moldy… Continue reading A Good Prune
In Exodus 13 the Israelites begin their journey away from Egypt, anticipating God’s promised land. Their journey through the wilderness didn’t happen like they may have expected. Through all that the Israelites experienced, God led them. Think about this, struggles with God are so much better than without Him. God fought for Israel. His pillar… Continue reading Lessons from the Wilderness
Personal perception is not always a good standard to gauge one’s effectiveness in ministry. I was reminded of this recently when I discovered that we had a young lady attend our Youth Camp several years ago. She has since grown up, attended college, and now is a leader in her church. The reality came about… Continue reading Fishing in a Small Pond
Did Jesus Really Say That? Mark 10:17-31 gives the encounter Jesus had with the rich ruler and then with the disciples. Jesus told this rich person the very same thing that he had previously told his disciples. He told him to sell off everything, give it to the poor, and come follow me. The disciples… Continue reading Did Jesus Really Say That?
How does your church make disciples? Each church is a Disciple Making Church. Or is it? Here are some suggestions on how we actually make disciples in God’s kingdom. All of these suggestions take place in a local church. The church is where the Word of God is preached, taught, and embraced by believers. We… Continue reading Make Disciples
Daniel 2 shares a story of King Nebuchadnezzar having a dream. His world was ready to crash and burn. He was worried about his world. Isn’t it strange how we get in a panic over the things that we believe we cannot live without. And then, there was Daniel. Daniel stepped in to be the… Continue reading Trust Jesus. You will not regret it.