Notes from Members

I felt the Kansas City meeting was one of our better BACE meetings. First the there “The Bible and Missional Change” was a call to help us ground the church’s missional challenges in solid biblical theology. Dr. George Guthrie’s presentation was especially focused and insightful. I was also impressed by the cultural dimensions of the […]

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Large Church Affinity Group

Meet Your Board of Directors:  Bill Gambrell As a member of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators Board of Directors my role is as follows: ·         Build a database of educators serving in the larger churches of the Convention. ·         Establish relationships with these educators. ·         Provide feedback to the Board from educators in the […]

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BACE Chairman Duties

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Meet Your Board of Directors: Tim Holcomb, BACE Chairman The chairman is a member of the BACE Board of Directors. He or she is elected to the position by the Board and serves as a member of the Board in one of the affinity groups. The chairman collaborates with the Executive Director in order to […]

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Choices and Priorities

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Does it seem like you have a million tasks to accomplish today for the Lord?  Every day do you make a list, prioritize, and get it done?   Is this your schedule, agenda, and work mantra?   As a Christian, we are encouraged by James 1:22 in the Bible to “be ye doers of the word, and […]

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I Don’t Need You Today, God

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Going a day without prayer is like telling God “I don’t need you today.”  Wow. As followers of Christ, would we ever want to even think such a thing? But we all do, we all go a day without praying sometimes. Maybe it is because you had a long day, or you are busy and […]

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Random Observations From Sabbatical Leave

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Recently my church gifted me with sabbatical leave time. As a part of my sabbatical, I chose to participate in The Gospel Coalition’s National World Missions and Teaching Conference and The Exponential Conference, billed as the “largest gathering of church planters on the planet”. I also chose to attend worship services in sixteen Southern Baptist […]

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Boards & Entities

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Various leadership programs will tell you there are anywhere from three to twelve dominant characteristics of a leader, including a desire for purpose, self-knowledge, persistence, daring, and life itself.  In a study of the life of Jesus, I noticed five characteristics in His leadership. These can help us as we lead lay and professional leaders […]

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Encouraging Words for Ministry

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I have used 99 piece puzzles in many different training events.  The key to these puzzles after one determines a “puzzle working style” is how to use the picture on the puzzle box. This picture becomes the guide for actually putting the puzzle together. The picture for equipping the church is found in Ephesians 4 […]

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Make Some Changes

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If I could do it all over again, I would make some changes in the way I would serve and do ministry in the local church. Everyone in church leadership or on church staff could easily identify with this idea. Thom Rainer, the president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has some keen insights into changing our […]

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True Greatness

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Do you know where the term “pecking order” comes from? If you take ten random chickens and put them in a pen together with some chicken feed, within minutes they will form a hierarchy based on dominance. They’ll establish a “pecking order.” Instinctively, they will determine who the number one chicken will be, and the […]

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