Praying Today for the Southern Baptist Convention

Praying Today for the Southern Baptist Convention

Last evening I had the great pleasure of attending a worship service that had as one of its purposes the dedication and consecration of Dr. Ronnie Floyd as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. The service was deeply meaningful to me. The service was worshipful, hopeful, and […]

Sweat Equity

It all began with the stark reality that you need more space. Your family grew and your house seemed to shrink. On a sleepless night, you binge-watch HGTV and you see the allure of open-concept living complete with shiplap, marble countertops, and lots more room. Suddenly, you remember a term your dad talked about, “Sweat […]

2019 LBC Annual Meeting

Getting Ready for the Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual Meeting

We are three months out from the two day annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Now is the time for you to make plans to attend. This year we are meeting in Alexandria at the Riverfront Center on November 11 and 12. We just completed a planning meeting for the Convention. Our theme is […]

How to Add Missions to What You Are Already Doing

If you survey the average church goer and ask if their church is involved in missions, it would be safe to assume that many are. Some would respond that yes, they are taking trips around the world to share God’s love and others would say that they give to various mission offerings. We see that […]

The Sunday School Challenge – Step 9

Step 9: Re-Launch Do it again! It is tempting to just coast. Besides, we worked hard. Can’t we just enjoy the “fruits of our labor”? There is a season for everything. As soon as the celebration has concluded, it is time to start evaluating and planning for the next Sunday School Challenge. Your biggest question […]

Advance

Advance

When I was in college, I was invited to attend an “Advance” sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I had been on retreats before, but I had never heard of an “Advance.” When I asked about the meaning of an “Advance,” my leader asked if I had ever been on a retreat. When I indicated […]

The Sunday School Challenge – Step 8

Step 8: Evaluate What comes to your mind when I say the word “evaluate”? If the image is negative, I want to change that.  All too often, the images of inadequacy, failure or judgement, come to mind. But the kind of evaluation I want to describe helps us to improve, get better, and create greater […]

The Sunday School Challenge – Step 7

Step 7: Celebrate Victories/Successes Let’s Party! Well not exactly. The reality is that in most churches we don’t celebrate enough. And what I mean by that is, we don’t tell people enough how much we appreciate them and all that they do for the church and the Kingdom of God. Even more importantly, we don’t […]