My Top Ten Tips of Advice to a Church Walking Through a Scandal

My Top Ten Tips of Advice to a Church Walking Through a Scandal Sadly, it appears church after church is having to respond to immoral actions of pastors falling from grace. It deeply grieves me and causes me to really hurt for those churches. Young Christians and seekers become disillusioned and it can become a […]

My ideas to help SBC survive for future generations

I have been a Southern Baptist (SBC) my whole life, all 41 years. Born and raised in a Southern Baptist church (baptized at age 7). I graduated from a Southern Baptist university after 4 years (BS degree), I graduated from a Southern Baptist seminary after 4 years (MDiv with Biblical Languages degree), full-time pastored Southern Baptist […]

How to use Social Media in ministry presentation to GA Baptist

I am giving a presentation on “Social Media in Ministry” to the employees retreat of the Georgia Baptist Convention on Monday.  I wanted to share it with SBC Voices.  Hope it can be of benefit to you in your ministry.  I have uploaded it to Slideshare including YouTube videos as illustrations.  I am passionate about […]

Leadership for Dummies, it is not that complicated

What amazes me when I study leadership (in and out of the church) is how there are so many common themes I hear over and over again. Leaders (Senior Pastors, laypeople, etc) need to be honest, approachable, accountable, and consistent. What frustrates me is when I look back at myself, I knew what to do […]

My Social Media Marketing Strategy proposal for a church

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Social Media Authentic–not focused on technological “FLASH” or even “ACTIVITY” but on ACCESSIBILITY of the ministry team, leading church followers to further ENGAGEMENT in God’s Word and how it applies to our lives, and over communication of the events and activities of the church. My four favorite Social Media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Hangout & Instagram […]

What to do when the doctors say, “It is terminal . . .”

What to do when the doctors say, “It is terminal . . .” This sentence has been on my mind for the last week or so since I learned of the terminal diagnosis of a 52 year old friend of mine from Fort Worth.  She and her husband were incredibly kind and compassionate to me […]

Keep the safety on guns and marriage

I have seen the awesome power of guns. I have heard of people innocently cleaning their gun and shockingly a spouse, a child, a brother is killed when an unrealized bullet is shot. In the heat of the argument people are killed and wounded for life. Limbs are lost, lives are ended, and in the […]

Fundraising ideas gleaned from nonprofit fundraising

From my 15 years of fundraising as a senior pastor and later Development Director, listed below are lessons I have learned and hope they may benefit you in your nonprofit.  Some may be adjusted for your church but much can be applied for a special fundraising campaign: Elements of a Successful Fundraising Campaign FOLLOW THE […]