Connecting the Dots Between Discouragement and Discipleship

DATE POSTED: 11/16/2016  |     |   Category: Discipleship, Leadership, Pastors

by: Morgan Malone In 1983, I remember sitting in chapel as a 20-year old religion major at East Texas Baptist University. We had a guest speaker by the name of Dr. Billie Hanks who spoke on the importance of making disciples. He challenged us with the Biblical mandate for discipling others, shared how he had | Read More

DATE POSTED: 10/19/2016  |     |   Category: Missions, Pastors, Shoulder to Shoulder

I had the opportunity a few days ago to spend time with a family that is a product of Southern Baptist international missions. As we approach the Week of Prayer for International Missions, I would like to share their story. Colombian pastor Leonel Pulgarín gave his life to Jesus when he was 23 years old | Read More

DATE POSTED: 10/19/2016  |     |   Category: Friend to Friend, Pastors

From 1990 to 1999 I pastored a church in Melissa, Texas that had been at the same location for 100 years. It was positioned on an acre of land that had served the farming community well. In the nineties Melissa was transitioning from a rural hamlet to a growing suburb of McKinney. When I was | Read More

DATE POSTED: 08/30/2016  |     |   Category: Church Planting, Friend to Friend, Leadership, Pastors

For the last two years, I have been struggling with two questions for our association. First, how can I help our existing churches become more effective? Second, how can I help a new church plant to succeed? Throughout this time, I have been looking for two different solutions to each of these questions. It was | Read More

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