I am often asked what kinds of questions churches should ask of candidates for the pastor of the local congregation. While I believe we have many flaws in the concept of the role of pastor and church activity and governance today, I don’t want to address those flaws, but rather give some questions that are fitting for today’s situation as it stands. Continue reading
by Tim Guthrie, pastor
Arlington Baptist Church
In a few weeks Tennessee Baptist will decide to accept or reject a change in the funding plan for CP giving in Tennessee. Included in this proposal is the phased out plan to defund some Tennessee Baptist entities. These entities are Union University, Carson Newman University, the Adult Home and the Children’s Home. You read that right. The plan calls for a phased out funding of CP money to these institutions. This article will focus primarily on the two Educational Institutions. Each of these institutions currently receives $1,800,000 per year from the Tennessee CP giving plan. The new approach is calling for a phase out of funding at a yearly $200,000 per year until ZERO. Continue reading
by Walker Moore
Walker Moore is founder and president of AweStar Ministries, and has trained thousands of students to share the Gospel, and then taken them around the world to do so.
I just finished my 26th year as a chaplain for the Tulsa State Fair. I look forward each year to this ministry as it allows me to walk, hug and love on the people Jesus came to die for.
For 20 years, I served on a church staff. I don’t know when or how it happened, but the longer I was on staff, the fewer lost people I knew. I was surrounded by believers in every area of my life. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not a good thing, either. Continue reading