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2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as…

Those Secondary Issues Are Hindering Your Primary Purpose

This summer, I was taking my boys on a ministry trip with me, and we were beyond excited.  For all that we did to prepare for the trip,…

November’s Focus: Budget

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area…

How You Wish Someone Would Describe Your Church

Every church has a reputation.  The community has an opinion about the people in your church. How do you wish someone would describe your church? I came across…

Baptism Bloopers

There are some things they just don’t train you for in seminary.  These baptism bloopers are evidence of that fact. Here are some baptism bloopers (or just funny…

October’s Focus: Partnerships

“Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19) It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek….

How to Handle the NFL Protests

Since there aren’t enough opinions out there regarding the national anthem protests in the NFL (😬), I thought I would give mine as well. Actually, this post is…

The Headache and Heartache That Was Rich Mullins

Today is the 20th anniversary of Rich Mullins’ death. More than just a Christian music artist, he was one of those souls who had the ability to make…

3 Key Areas for the Church Volunteer

  Churches struggle with recruiting and retaining volunteers.  While it is challenging enough to recruit a sufficient amount of people to meet the needs, there is another problem…

September’s Focus: Curriculum

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area…

I’m Unsure of the Way [But Sure of Who’s Leading]

I was at a place where I had to make one of the most difficult decisions of my life. The choice before me was never one I anticipated…

10 Ways to Welcome Your New Pastor

All churches go through times of transition.  When a pastor has to leave a church (whether for a good reason or a bad reason), the church has to…

August’s Focus: Groups

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area…

When a Nobody Turns into Somebody

In my personal devotional time and sermon preparation time, I have been studying the life of David for the summer months.  While I have loved preaching through a…

Gospel Groups

As we grow in the gospel, we must realize our need for one another in this process.  As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Prov. 27:17)….

Pray, Give, and Go

We had the wonderful privilege to hear from a couple of missionaries tonight.  One is on a stateside furlough and another is preparing to launch out.  It is…

Survival After Youth Camp

During the summer months, teenagers all across the United States fill up church vans to trek to their favorite student camps.  My testimony contains personal pivotal moments I…

Why We Memorize & How We Memorize

For years, I have told people the importance of memorizing Scripture, but I have never taught people how to memorize Scripture.  I want to help you know why…