George Bullard

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Insight 005: FaithSoaring Churches Increase the Expectations of People Connected with Their Congregation

Many congregations who need to transform are afraid of losing members, and thus lower expectations of members so they will not feel any pressure to …

Insight 004: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Know Their Own Mission in Life

Congregations who are on a successful and significant transformation journey need leader who are clear about their own journey. If congregational …

Insight 003: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Love Continual Innovation

Transforming congregations increasingly takes a commitment to continual innovation and excellence. Good enough is never good enough in congregations …

Insight 002: FaithSoaring Churches Have Leaders Who Never Stop Learning

God’s world is a dynamic world. Transitions and changes are continual. New discoveries happen hourly. Knowledge increases at exponential speed. …

Insight 001: FaithSoaring Churches Focus First on Personal Transformation

It is difficult for senior or solo pastors, staff persons, and lay leaders to effectively lead the transformation of their congregation if they are …

St. Andrews Pastor Publishes Devotions for Those Struggling with Depression as He Did

From his three-year experience, Dee has written a book of devotions titled <i>Seeing in the Dark: Biblical Meditations for People Dealing with …

Advent Church Attendance Pattern: Up, Down, About the Same?

Answer three questions anonymously about this issue: <b>Advent Attendance Survey</b><p>Recently a pastor asked me if I am observing any changes in attendance in …

Learn in Three Days a Process to Transform Your Congregation

It does not matter what “RE” word works for you—revitalize, renew, re-envision, reinvent, redevelop restart, replant, resurrect—there is a three-day …

The Dinner Church Handbook (A Book Review)

Liminality of the people in-between paganism and Christianity is a strong concept of engaging those who are spiritually seeking, but may have bad …

It Was the Day After Thanksgiving, and All Through the House . . .

Granddaddy made the grocery store run to be sure we did not run out of everyone's favorite things. Upon his arrival home he exclaimed, "Football on …

Theological Education vs. Ministry Preparation?

Should seminaries engage in theological education or ministry preparation? Of course the initial answer should be "both."<p>But, Let's go deeper.<p>Should …

Theology

Common Sense Security for Houses of Worship

<i>This is a repost from the summer of 2015 that is still relevant today and points to a resource that is still active!</i><p>In light of the mass murders this …

Guide Books

Jesus and Our Brain Compete for Racial Reconciliation

If we have been involved on any way in a racist lifestyle, either as the perpetrator of racist words and actions, or the victim of racist words and …

Racism

Intentional Interim Pastoral Ministry is an Art More than a Science, Post One

Tom is a smart guy. Interim Pastor Ministries was chartered in Arkansas in 1990, has its corporate offices in Michigan, but he and his COO both live …

Faith

Not Necessarily FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

• <i>FaithSoaring</i> Churches are not necessarily only large, very large, or mega congregations. They may be. These size categories might be <i>FaithSoaring</i>. But …

FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

<b>7</b> For we walk by faith, not by sight [2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB]<p><b>31</b> Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up <i>with</i> wings …

More Examples of FaithSoaring Churches

The ministry of the new pastor couple was not immediately effective. Many transition issues needed to be addressed. Their first decade of ministry …

Crooked Run Baptist Church is a Smaller Membership Church with a Kingdom Sized Vision

It leads a Good News Club at Kelly Miller Elementary School, in Winnsboro. Each week, the church sends nine volunteers to lead the program sponsored …

Examples of FaithSoaring Churches

<b>Summit Heights</b><p>Summit Heights is almost 27 years old. It began during the expansion era of the founding of contemporary congregations during the …

Who Are FaithSoaring Churches?

<b>Perfecting Congregations:</b> I have also referred to <i>FaithSoaring</i> Churches in a typology of congregations as Perfecting congregations. (The other …

What is a FaithSoaring Church?

As my colleague in ministry, Leonard Sweet, has said, “To step forth in faith is by definition to step over the line.” What is beyond the line is …

Choosing to Pivot: 10 Hinge Points for Congregations--An Introduction

One obvious pivot, which is also one of my favorites, is recorded in Acts 16. In verse nine Paul experienced a vision urging him to pivot and come to …

Today I Honor the Missionary Man--Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley of Lott Carey

The fall edition of the Lott Carey Herald of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention honors the 20th anniversary of their executive …

North America

Seven Strategies for a Baptist Association--An Overview

“The church I just came from,” said Greg, “stopped giving any money to the denomination because we could better spend our missions money …

Baptist Associations are a Family Heritage

My father did not attend seminary until he was 30 years old. He loaded up Mom and my two older sisters, and went to Fort Worth, TX where he and Mom …

North Carolina

The Synergy of Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good Works, Good News

<b>Defining the Four Goods</b><p>Good Faith is about the spiritual quest of congregations as they worship the Triune God, and help people engage in a …

Jesus

Our One Priority

As I begin my service as associational director of missions with the Columbia Metro Baptist Association, I pray for discernment of what ought to be …

Jesus

Captured By Vision Insight 100 to Empower Your Congregation

<b>Vision Insight 100:</b> Vision is more about transformation of the prodigals than honoring the elders among us.<p>Congregational vision is more about …

Leadership

Captured By Vision Insight 099 to Empower Your Congregation

<b>Vision Insight 099:</b> God’s empowering vision often disrupts the status quo and who is in charge. That is why some people try to kill it.<p>Many vision …

The Future