‘Pastoral Leadership’



How To Walk Slowly Though The Crowds

Recently, I wrote about the necessity of keeping the church small by walking slowly through the crowds. Jesus practiced this and so should we. If you would like to read the previous post, it’s called Growing Your Church Small. The question is: How does a pastor or other church leader have the time to walk slowly […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 20, 2012)

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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Growing Your Church Small

Originally published in www.sbctoday.com January 12, 2012 You have a goal that your church must accomplish. If you want your church to grow, you must keep it small. It’s neither an oxymoron nor a paradox. It is simply this: as the church grows larger, the fellowship must grow deeper. Deeper fellowship gives the church a sense of […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 13, 2012)

“When we close the door on God, we close the door on God’s blessings as well.” “Jesus is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in them.” “Lazy is not a personality style, it’s a character flaw. Having no intiative is not a style, it’s a flaw”–Dave Ramsey. “For I desire steadfast […]

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Passion For The Game

“I’m afraid he doesn’t have the work ethic and passion for the game to progress at the next level,” said Mike Mayock, color analyst for the NFL Network. He was speaking of a rookie with unlimited upside who was squandering his opportunity to be “something special.” This player wasn’t willing to work to be the best. […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)