The Vision of Poplar Springs Baptist – Connect Upward

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How Can a Church Connect Upward With Their God? Last Sunday the sermon title was, “Exactly What is Vision?” This message began by reflecting on 1 Samuel 3:1-10. In this passage of scripture “The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not […]

What is the Vision of Poplar Springs Baptist Church?

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  A Clear Vision for Poplar Springs Baptist – Sermon 1 of 4 to Poplar Springs Baptist Church, November 5, 2017 What Exactly is a Vision? 1 Samuel 3:1-10 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night […]

4 Reasons Why Jesus Sent Out His Disciples Two by Two

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4 Reasons Why Jesus Sent Out His Disciples Two by Two Why did Jesus send out his disciples two by two? The Gospel of Mark says that Jesus designed his disciple’s ministry to be a team effort. “Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out […]

7 Reasons Why Teamwork Will Not Work in Churches

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Why Does Teamwork Not Work in Churches? Why do some congregations find it difficult to create a team approach that will work in churches?  Here are seven facts to consider. Some churches think teamwork is a secular concept. For some reason, churches believe that a strategy that operates on the job should not be brought […]

6 Bible Quotes to Remember During and After A Disaster

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Does the Bible have anything to say about how to deal with a disaster? As I am writing this article, Hurricane Irma has already cut a path of deadly disaster and is heading to the east coast of the United States. This powerful storm has claimed several lives and has destroyed the islands of St. […]

6 Simple Reasons That Lead to Church Death

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What leads to church death?  Have you ever wondered why some congregations are exploding in growth and many others are dying a slow and agonizing death? Churchleadership.org has this to say about church decline, “Most of the statistics tell us that nearly 50% of Americans have no church home. In the 1980s, membership in the […]

7 Reasons Why Clear Communication is Essential

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Clear communication is essential for the good health of any organization, business or congregation. In all the years that I have been in ministry, there is one subject that has caused more trouble than any other. It is bad communication! Clear communication is an absolute necessity for any group of people to achieve their goals […]

10 Characteristics of a Praying Leader

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What does a healthy praying leader look like? What are the characteristics of the prayer life of those who follow Jesus? In an address to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee in Nashville February 20-21, 2017, Steve Gaines (SBC President) used passages from Acts chapter 3 and 4 to show the characteristics of a praying […]