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Thoughts on the BMA of America

I'm writing this article in Waco, Texas where I'm attending the annual meeting of the Baptist Missionary Association of America. This is a Baptist association that has taken many stands for the Scriptures and the gospel, and I'm proud to be a part of it. The BMA has invested much …

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Bread and Butter Front and Center

Here's a simple tip from the marketing aspect of web site design - keep your bread and butter front and center. Many sites are crowded with extras and bonuses, but the main business of the site is overshadowed. You must determine what a "sale" is in your market, then arrange your …

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Two Free eBooks from Chris Forbes

Chris Forbes is kind of a ministry marketing coach. In fact, that's the name of his web site, www.ministrymarketingcoach.com. He meets a need that exists today within Christian circles of leadership by coaching church leaders toward success. He currently has 2 free ebooks …

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A Phobia of Success

Wasps On My House

Today was my annual inaugural lawn mowing day. I gathered all of my equipment together, gassed it all up, and got ready to start. I then spent the next fifteen minutes staring at the corner of my house, which is sort of a mass housing complex for wasps. Think I'm exaggerating? …

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Leadership – Here And There

I just left the Maximum Impact simulcast hosted by Work Matters of Northwest Arkansas, and it's left me hungering for a greater realm of influence. We heard from such leaders as John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Dan Cathy. I make it point never to take notes at conferences such as …

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Buying Into A Great Idea

Great ideas abound. They're a dime a dozen, really. But some ideas become huge realities, successful businesses, great churches and ministries. What makes the difference? According to John Maxwell, part of the solution to this question may be contained in what he terms "the law …

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This Mysterious Thing Called Church

In this new Wednesday evening message series, I'm going to be talking about a very misunderstood subject - the church - in light of what God's Word has to say about it. What a privilege it is to be a part of a local church family! …

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A Little Church Web Site Discipline

I began doing freelance web site design primarily because of a tremendous lacking of high quality web sites among today's churches. For most churches, maintaining a web site seems a trifle luxury, but I see it as a necessity. Even still, I'll admit that many churches with web …

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One Awesome Generation

This past weekend, our church held a DiscipleNow weekend with our teens. Chris Selby, whom God is using in amazing ways as Youth Minister at Maysville Baptist Church, led our kids through The Gospel Journey, a video series about evangelism. I was made aware of the power of this …

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The Josiah Generation

One of my favorite Bible heroes is Josiah, the eight-year-old king of Israel. When he was a teenager, he commissioned some repairs on the Temple and the Book of the Law was recovered and brought to him. He took it and read it privately and it sparked a passion in his heart to see …

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