The Mission of the Church

The church's mission is to reach others for Christ and to help them become mature followers of Christ. When our plans or priorities conflict with that mission we must change. The mission statement Christ issued for his followers is actually quite simple, "Go and Make Disciples". Somehow along the way it is easy for a … Continue reading The Mission of the Church

Open Letter to Fellow Believers

As I write this my heart is heavy and saddened by a recent incident. In this incident otherwise rational and reasonable adults became trapped in a web of gossip, rumors, assumptions and incomplete information. As believers we are to be open to the Lord’s leadership. This means at times we are to put aside our … Continue reading Open Letter to Fellow Believers

What Makes a Good Pastor?

Our church is in a period of transition. As a part of the process we were asked to complete a survey. Most of the survey focused on the type of pastor desired for the church. While pondering my responses I began thinking about the survey, vision for our church, and qualities I want in a … Continue reading What Makes a Good Pastor?


There has been a growing be debate in Baptist circles regarding Calvinism. There has been a lot of very vocal and not so kind opposition to Calvinism. Disputes and name calling is nothing new in Baptist circles. Baptists emerged from the Dissenters in England and we have been dissenting ever since.  It seems that Baptist … Continue reading Enough!

Mental Illness and the Church

This week's Baptist Standard featured an article about the church and mental illness.  For many their church is the first place they turn for help but when it comes to mental illness the church is often not able or willing to help. According to a study by Baylor University 30% of people who turned to … Continue reading Mental Illness and the Church