Category: Church

Pastor Search Committee 101
Part 1: What That Pastor Search Committee is Looking For

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Pastor Search Committee 101
Part 1: What That Pastor Search Committee is Looking For

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, Cartoonist, Pastor, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans. This is the first article of a three part series that deals with pastor’s search committees. Parts two and three will be posted soon. My wife and I were being shown around town by two ladies […]

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What Makes Small Churches Great Churches:
Introduction

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What Makes Small Churches Great Churches:
Introduction

Dr. Thomas Douglas Pastor Parkway Baptist Church Kansas City, KS Pastor Bill has made it to another December business meeting. As his church wades through the regular items on the agenda: approval of the minutes, treasurer’s report, written reports, oral reports, old business, and finally new business, he begins to feel his normally dry palms […]

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #10: Know How to Say it – Delivery

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Preaching Preparation for the Real World Pastor:
Principle #10: Know How to Say it – Delivery

By Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS This is the eleventh in a series of articles on sermon preparation for pastors and bivocational pastors with busy schedules. To see the earlier articles, click the links below: Introduction article, Principle #1: Bible Literacy Principle #2: Know What You Believe Principle #3: Know […]

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The New Testament Church
Is a Local Visible Assembly of Believers

By Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA The Bible is clear that the church is a local assembly on earth and not an invisible glob of people that say they are believers but never assemble here on earth. The latter is the “Kingdom of God” we all enter into by spiritual birth (John […]

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Growing Your Church Smaller

Dr. Bailey has been the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, since 1989.  He formerly served as Professor of Old Testament at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 1978 to 1995. He has authored five books: Step by Step through the Old Testament; Biblical Hebrew Grammar; Joshua: Courage for the Future; As You […]

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