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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…

Fuge Nashville Recap

The Agnew men had a quick but busy trip to Nashville to partner with Fuge Camps again.  For the last few years, I have been serving as camp…

July’s Focus: Calendar

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…

Training for Godliness

In order to grow in the gospel (2 Pet. 3:18), we must train ourselves for godliness (1 Tim. 4:7).  Paul instructed Timothy very clearly regarding the matter in…

When God Says “No” to Your Plans

I’ve been told for most of my life that you can’t say “yes” to everything.  I’ve also been instructed that the most important word in a busy life…

How to Share Your Testimony

People can resort to arguments, but they can’t argue with results. In our efforts to grow in the gospel, we must learn how to share our testimony of…

Student Pastors Aren’t in the Bible (And Neither Are the Rest of Our Church Positions)

I’m often asked about my thoughts regarding student ministry and student pastors.  In my context, I am often talking with pastors and aspiring ministers at meetings, camps, and events….

June’s Focus: Campus

It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus at church.  Each month, we are focusing on a specific area to really develop as…