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Three Reasons Why A Church Should Grow

When I first began my blog years ago, I wrote about church growth and how to move beyond 100 people in attendance. Even today, the huge majority of churches in America have less than 100 people on a typical Sunday. I wrote about ways to move beyond 100. You can read that here. By the […]

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Why It’s Better Than You Think

Yesterday I reread a 2016 article from Christianity Today entitled “Why the Local Church Is Trending Up.” The subtitle is, “We needn’t be afraid about the future of our congregations.” I don’t know many devoted followers of Christ who are not somewhat concerned about the future of the local church, particularly in America. I find […]

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Why Churches Grow

Yesterday, I had the wonderful privilege of preaching for chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. It’s always an enjoyable experience to preach in chapel, especially in the first week of classes when students are fresh and eager. After chapel, we had lunch with President Kelley and several faculty members. It was a warm informal […]

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The Biggest Obstacle to Church Health

Recently, I wrote about the one thing you could do to bless your church and help it to be healthy. You can find that post by clicking here. Today, I want to write about the one thing that can create division and confusion in the church. These two–the best thing you can do and the […]

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A Brief Profile of FBC Covington

Each year our church sends our annual church profile to be shared with the 45,000 other Southern Baptist churches across the country. These are our sister churches, our partners in ministry. What makes us closer to these churches than the other 400,000 Protestant churches in the country? Years ago, I read a great definition of […]

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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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