Ministry Runs at the Speed of Trust

“Ministry runs at the speed of trust.” I am not sure where I heard the statement or if I coined it myself. Either way, I know it is true. When trust is diminished in a church, association or a convention of churches, then ministry is greatly hindered. But when trust abounds, much good gospel workContinue reading “Ministry Runs at the Speed of Trust”

Give Thanks Anyway?

One verse changed my perspective of hard times: “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).   I came across these words during a particularly challenging time in my life, and they brought great comfort. I was hearing God say through His word that itContinue reading “Give Thanks Anyway?”

New President Chosen for Clear Creek

On October 11, 2022, I participated in the trustee board meeting that elected Clear Creek Baptist Bible College’s next president. It was an exciting time for the school and Kentucky Baptists as Dr. Charlie Goodman was announced and voted in unanimously for this important role in the life of this historic Kentucky Baptist Bible college.Continue reading “New President Chosen for Clear Creek”

Five Takeaways from “Church Prepared”

  Greg Love is a Texas attorney and co-founder of Ministry Safe, Ministry Safe Institute, and Abuse Prevention Systems. Greg led four “Church Prepared” gatherings across Kentucky recently and provided excellent training in sexual abuse prevention, response and care. Those who attended said they are grateful for the training and are better equipped to protectContinue reading “Five Takeaways from “Church Prepared””

Put Someone in the Game

In a recent interview with national pro-life apologist Scott Klusendorf, I asked what experience framed his view and practice of leadership. He referenced an early Christian leader who “put him in the game” before he was ready. Scott made mistakes — as all of us do — but he had the character and capacity toContinue reading “Put Someone in the Game”

5 Benefits of Church Prepared Training

Everyone is busy. Adding a half day of training, especially training that addresses challenging content such as sexual abuse, could feel a little daunting. However, this training is needed by Kentucky Baptists churches and their leaders.   I recently heard a man share about his daughter being sexually abused as a little girl, and another personContinue reading “5 Benefits of Church Prepared Training”

Do not believe everything you read

We may never know who first said, “Do not believe everything you read,” but we can be reasonably sure the person was trying to correct some erroneous print piece about something important.   Just recently, I reached out to a national leader after seeing a blog post accusing him of heretical beliefs. I shared the articleContinue reading “Do not believe everything you read”

Mistakes I have made

Every pastor and church leader can sympathize with the first line of a Queen song which says, “And bad mistakes, I’ve made a few.” The number and severity of those mistakes may be commensurate with the number of years one has spent in vocational ministry.   Many of us tire of hearing the success stories ofContinue reading “Mistakes I have made”

Pray for Christians in politics

Kentucky has many outstanding Christian legislators, both in the House and the Senate. Kentucky Baptists will be pleased to hear that several of them are active members of KBC churches.   These legislators are involved in politics because they believe they can pass laws that honor God and are good for people. I applaud these menContinue reading “Pray for Christians in politics”

Becoming a Wise Person

Motivational speaker Charlie “Tremendous” Jones is known for saying, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Numerous preachers have said something on the order, “Show me your closest friends and I will show you who you are becoming.”Continue reading “Becoming a Wise Person”