Crying out to God in the Midst of the Crisis

Crying out to God in the Midst of the Crisis

Here I raise my Ebenezer Here there by Thy great help I’ve come We sing these words in the hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” I’m sure many of us sing these words without realizing exactly why we are singing them. Do yourself a great favor and go read 1 Samuel 7:1-12. As usual, […]

Sunday School Update

We’ve made it through a couple of Sundays, so how did we do?  In all of the bustle to make Worship happen, we really haven’t thought through how Small Groups happen.  With that in mind, following are some suggestions on how to keep your Small Group together through the pandemic. Contact every member, every week. […]

How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package

The original story can be found here. (Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law today (March 27) by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance, a national coalition of large […]

How I Would Do Live Streaming If I Was Still a Pastor?

How I Would Do Live Streaming If I Was Still a Pastor?

I find myself saying a lot these days, “If I was still a pastor.” So, for what it’s worth and if it helps some of our pastors think through some issues, here are several things I would do with live streaming or producing a recorded version of a worship service during this COVID-19 crisis. I […]

DR – Coronavirus Prayer Line

If you’re experiencing stress-related issues brought on by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Louisiana Disaster Relief chaplains are available to visit and pray with you. Simply call 800-410-3492. Chaplains are available between 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. Due to potential heavy volume, if the number is busy, please wait a few minutes and call […]

A Remote Ministry

A Remote Ministry

On Sunday, March 22, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards gave the grim news that Louisiana has the fastest rate of confirmed cases for the COVID-19 virus than any state or nation in the world. Along with that foreboding news, Governor Edwards implemented a “stay at home order” until at least April 13. The Governor’s Sunday […]

Giving When the Church Can’t Gather

Giving When the Church Can’t Gather

There are at least five ways for people to be regular, sacrificial, and cheerful givers to your church, no matter what. Give at a Sunday Worship Gathering. Placing an offering in the plate, basket, bag, or box is the most traditional way believers have given for generations. Give Online. By connecting with a few outside […]

How About Some Different Headlines?

How About Some Different Headlines?

I don’t know about you, but I could you use some different headlines these days. I want to share with you some Scriptures that sound a lot like headlines to me. Hopefully, these headlines will put in right perspective the headlines of the last couple of weeks. God’s Grace is Sufficient—This headline comes from 2 […]