A Resolution Worth Keeping

A Resolution Worth Keeping

Happy New Year!  Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  Maybe, in addition to eating healthier, exercising more and spending more time with your family, you could make a resolution to be more intentional about supporting and encouraging your pastor and his family....
Confessions of a Ministry Leader

Confessions of a Ministry Leader

Dear Friends, This is certainly not your typical Christmas year-end giving request.  It’s raw, it’s bold, it’s filled with confession and truth, and it’s more critical now than ever before. By many accounts 2016 has been our most ambitious and aggressive growth year...
A Merry Little Christmas?

A Merry Little Christmas?

While it’s the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Christmas can also the most stressful time of the year for many of us.  We all keep pretty busy schedules year-round and the Holiday season can often add a heap of new obligations and responsibilities on top of days...
What do You Expect?

What do You Expect?

In the book, Pastors are People Too, authors Jimmy Dodd and Larry Magnuson suggest that we, as churchgoers,  each make a list of 20 expectations we have for our pastors.  Your list might include things like: he should deliver powerful and relevant sermons, he should...
Pastor Wall of Honor

Pastor Wall of Honor

Pastor/Church: Pastor Ed Sears/Grace Baptist Church/Winston-Salem, NC Submitted By:  Pam Comments:  Pastor Sears is a wonderful pastor but of course anyone could say that about their pastor. He is very special in that he has been there more than 30 years, has led our...
Cabin Pressure

Cabin Pressure

If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ve undoubtedly heard The Speech. It’s the one about emergency rows, how to buckle your seatbelt and that your cushion can be used as a flotation device. The one part of The Speech that always bugged me when I was a kid was the part...