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A storm named Katrina and a kid named Cameron

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states in August 2005, lives were lost, homes and businesses were destroyed and dreams were shattered. No one will forget the aftermath that […]

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Not Why, but What?: A lesson Learned in Haiti

My wife and I had dinner Monday evening with a great Christian couple, Scott and Janet Daughtry. We first met the Daughtrys in Gulfport, MS following the devastation of Hurricane […]

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Ten Commandments for Church Planting

Church Planter Ryan Begue writes from experience. He launched, First Baptist Church, Esto, Florida in 2003 and continues to serve and guide that congregation as her Pastor. Recently, in The […]

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God’s Call

It was the summer of 1988 and I was sitting half way back in the Rachel Hatch Auditorium at Caswell when I heard the words, “I want you to now […]

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Should Scripture be important in the life of a new church?

          One of the things that I like to stress to my planters is the necessity of systematically teaching the word of God in their new congregations. In this time […]

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What will we tell people we did?

After graduation from seminary, my dear Mississippi friend, Jana, married fellow Mississippi native, Bennett. After much prayer and seeking the Lord’s direction and will for their lives, they sensed the […]

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Praying for our Neighbors

One of the vital elements of any missions service is one done behind the scenes: prayer. The Lord Jesus Himself modeled the necessity of prayer before any ministry He did […]

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Unveiled Faces

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord…”  I was a Junior in college leading a discipleship group of freshman girls. Every Wednesday […]

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Missional Renaissance: A Worthy Investment of Your Time

Missional – the current buzz word of the American church. In sermons, in books, in articles, in tweets, and yes in blogs much is being spoken/written to define what is […]

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