What Both Sides are Missing in the “Kneeling” Debate

You've seen the Facebook posts. You may have even posted one yourself. Most likely, you haven't escaped the debate of athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. Most likely, you have picked a side. Most likely, you aren't going to change your mind based on a Facebook post or blog. I'm not here to change your … Continue reading What Both Sides are Missing in the “Kneeling” Debate

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Questions You Need To Ask Before Teaching The Bible

Let’s be honest: teaching the Bible is scary. If it’s not to you, it should be. Whether you are a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, professor, pastor, or anything else where the Word of God has been entrusted to you to magnify and exposit, you should tremble. The Holy Word of God, His grand love … Continue reading Questions You Need To Ask Before Teaching The Bible

What It’s Like To Be A Mission Project

Perry County, Alabama is among the poorest counties in the United States. Some studies say that 46.9% of Perry County's residents live under the poverty line. A study that was done just a few years ago showed 41% of the county, with 72% of all children in the county, are on food stamps, which is the … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be A Mission Project

5 Ways to Get Better at Sharing Your Faith

We all struggle with talking to our friends and family about Jesus. We all wonder if we will say the wrong thing, get asked a question we don’t know the answer to, or get yelled at. These 5 tips will help you know what to do in all of those scenarios:   1. Go do … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Better at Sharing Your Faith

8 Quotes You Need To Read From Conversion and Discipleship

  Bill Hull is a discipleship guru. If you are serious about being a disciple and making disciples, pick up any of his books here and eat it up. He also has some free ebooks over at discipleship.org. But his latest book is Conversion and Discipleship: You Can't Have One Without The Other. This book packs … Continue reading 8 Quotes You Need To Read From Conversion and Discipleship

20 Books Every “Small” Church Youth Pastor Needs

Hello. My name is Josh Watford and I'm a "small" church youth pastor. I put small in quotation marks because small is bigger than you might think. From several different sources, we have found out that the average sized church has around 75 people sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings. My church has more … Continue reading 20 Books Every “Small” Church Youth Pastor Needs

Book Review: Can These Bones Live?

Henard, Bill. Can These Bones Live?: A Practical Guide to Church Revitalization. Nashville: B&H Publishing. 2015. Ezekiel 37 is among the most well known passages of the Old Testament. God gives Ezekiel a vision of a valley of bones. These bones were particularly dry, signifying they had been there for a long time. As they are … Continue reading Book Review: Can These Bones Live?

How Worshipful Are Your Church’s Business Meetings?

Worship and business meetings. Those two words are rarely used in the same sentence. For many churches, words like fights, arguments, disagreements, and yelling are more frequent partners with business meetings. During my pastoring classes, I heard horror story after horror story of business meetings gone wild. Punches flying; cuss words everywhere. You may have experienced some kind of meeting like … Continue reading How Worshipful Are Your Church’s Business Meetings?

What Do I Do When I Find My Child Sexting?

In the fall of 2015, a quiet, small town was sent into shock. The authorities in Canon City,  Colorado, revealed that a “large sexting ring” of about 100 students were circulating anywhere between 300 to 400 nude photographs of themselves and other students. Some of the leaders of this ring were boys on the football … Continue reading What Do I Do When I Find My Child Sexting?