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: 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

DATE POSTED: 06/20/2016  |     |   Category: Friend to Friend, Leadership, Outreach, Single Adults

I recently read an article which stated that 32% of adults between the ages of 18-35 were living at home with their parents. The author cited a survey conducted by Pew Research in 2014 on the living habits of Millennials. 1 In reviewing Pew’s research, I found something even more startling. Out of the group | Read More

DATE POSTED: 06/01/2016  |     |   Category: Friend to Friend, Leadership, Pastors

Have you ever wondered why your church may not be growing as much as it did in years gone by? In the preface to the book Multiplication Moves, author Rich Devos suggests an answer to that question. He states that the typical church follows a cycle. He describes four progressive stages or cycles of a | Read More

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