Remember the 98%

At his recent inauguration as the sixth President of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Dr. Charlie Goodman made this statement about the cooperative work of Southern Baptists:  “I understand not everything is perfect in our world, convention, or churches. But when you look at how our money is spent in our convention — it isContinue reading “Remember the 98%”

Your Greatest Investment

In Max De Pree’s book, Leadership Jazz, he says that a leader’s job is developing people rather than directing them. Truthfully, a leader must do some directing, but he or she must be highly focused on developing people.   During a podcast interview, Jonathan Pokluda from Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, was askedContinue reading “Your Greatest Investment”

As the flood waters recede: How to love your neighbors

Like me, many of you are watching the unfolding devastation of the flooding in southeastern Kentucky. As of the writing of this post, we know that the death toll has reached 35 and is expected to rise. Thirteen Kentucky counties received a disaster declaration allowing them to receive federal aid. Four hundred people were rescuedContinue reading “As the flood waters recede: How to love your neighbors”

Remembering Oneida on Father’s Day

Every June, Kentucky Baptists and other friends of Oneida Baptist Institute, are invited to participate in the Barkley Moore Father’s Day Offering. This offering allows OBI to hear from some of its faithful supporters and receive funds to assist its ministry. What happens when you or your church give to Oneida Baptist Institute through theContinue reading “Remembering Oneida on Father’s Day”

5 suggestions for giving this Christmas

Connie, my wife of 27 years, lives her life with the joy of giving. You may be familiar with Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. In this work, Chapman identifies five ways people receive and give love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service and physical touch. Connie has all five ofContinue reading “5 suggestions for giving this Christmas”

CP investment reaps great dividends

Recently I had the privilege of meeting one of our great Kentucky Baptist pastors who is a product of your Cooperative Program investment. In fact, he would probably say that CP has helped raise him for ministry. Frank Stratton is pastor of Park City Baptist Church in Barren County. The church is doing well underContinue reading “CP investment reaps great dividends”

Generous people are blessed

Proverbs 11:25 makes this bold statement about generosity, “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” The King James translation of the Bible uses words in ways we no longer use them. What the translators refer to as being “watered,” other translations call being “refreshed.” Where KJVContinue reading “Generous people are blessed”