Rinse & Repeat: The Key to Church Growth

I am privileged. Privileged not in the sense of arrogance but honored by God’s grace to shepherd the flock, which gathers at West Green Baptist Church. This congregation rests in the heart of my hometown community, and its people have a heart for Christ. This passion manifests itself by the people’s interest in the lives … Continue reading Rinse & Repeat: The Key to Church Growth

Quit Your Bellyaching!

While sipping my morning cup of Joe, I happened to come across a podcast link in my inbox from ThomRainer.com. For those of you who may be living under a rock, Thom S. Rainer is a church leadership and growth guru. He has authored several books on the issues facing the American church. The podcast … Continue reading Quit Your Bellyaching!

A Good Friday Reflection

Over two thousand years ago, You faced the horrors of the cross. The cruel tortures of that wicked tree reveal the severity of sin, my sin. You cried out, “My God! My God! Why have You forsaken me!” It was through this forsakenness that we experience the embrace of Abba’s arms. Restored. Restless and rebellious … Continue reading A Good Friday Reflection

I Ain’t Fooling Either!

[2]  I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. [3]  No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others. [4]  Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me … Continue reading I Ain’t Fooling Either!