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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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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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Belonging Precedes Believing

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Sunday School seminar facilitated by Bruce Raley, LifeWay’s Director of Leadership and Evangelism. During this seminar, where we were learning about keys to “Leading a Transformational Sunday School,” Bruce shared these enlightening realities from LifeWay Research: Only 16% of persons whose primary point of contact with the […]

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Equipping for Readiness

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In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul writes that God has given us church leaders “to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the […]

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