Bible Storying Conference

A Truth That Sticks seminar led by Dr. Mark Snowden of the Missouri Baptist Convention will be offered at Corinth Baptist Church, London, KY, on Saturday, September 26, 8:30-4:30 PM. Mark Snowden is coauthor (with Avery Willis, Jr) of the book Truth That Sticks which details how Bible storying can…

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Kentucky Baptist Religious Educators Focus on Disciple-Making

On Thursday, September 17, 10;30-Noon (Eastern time), Kentucky Baptist Religious Education Association will connect by WebEx to focus on Disciple-Making. Sam Newman, Minister of Education/Discipleship at First Baptist Church, Richmond, KY, will be the featured presenter. He will be sharing about his one-on-one and one-on-group efforts at starting a disciple-making…

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Make Disciples Who Make Disciples…

Jim Putnam is pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. His books, Church is a Team Sport and Real-Life Discipleship are excellent resources for those who lead discipleship in their churches. His church is serious about making disciples who make disciples who make disciples. It is in their…

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Farewell

Today I say farewell as the writer of 28Nineteen. On November 2, 2008, I will assume the Senior Pastor position at the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Kentucky. My family and I are very excited about our new assignment from the Lord. Read about our move in this Kentucky Baptist…

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Training Opportunities

This past Saturday at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, the Kentucky Baptist Convention offered a variety of great training opportunities. If you missed the event, similar training is being offered at five other locations across the state. One of the discipleship faculty was Tim Holcomb, Director of Discipleship…

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State Discipleship Leaders Meet

This week I am meeting with the Southeast Discipleship Leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. Jay Johnston, LifeWay’s Director of Evangelism and Discipleship, is meeting with us today. We are discussing how to help our churches become more effective in making disciples and producing spiritually mature followers of Christ. …

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Searcy Speaks

The last few days, Nelson Searcy has been answering assimilation questions on his blog, Church Leader Insights. These posts are a MUST READ if you are seeking to improve in the area of assimilation. Searcy’s posts include answers to the following questions: What do you say to get people to…

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What A Day! What A Guy!

Here’s a picture of Dr. Gary L. McIntosh and yours truly from our event today in Louisville, Kentucky. You will not meet a nicer guy than Dr. McIntosh.  We had a great turnout and Dr. McIntosh hit a homerun just as expected! Be sure to pick up a copy of his…

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“Fusion”, Street to the Seat

Today, as I continue discussing Nelson Searcy’s book Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church, I will look at the seven-minute, pre-service period when first-time guests decide if they will return for a second visit. Searcy refers to this time as the time “from the street to the seat.” This is…

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