On Saturday, April 30th Joni and I participated in the Derby Festival Marathon Weekend in Louisville, KY. Joni ran the Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) and I ran the Marathon (26.2 miles). It was my 6th marathon. After some reflection, I had some brief thoughts about ministry that I learned, or were reminded of, in this last … Continue reading Lessons for Ministry from the Marathon
Follow-up can feel like an inconvenience to ministry but it is not. I recently went for a routine eye exam and the doctor suggested I "follow-up" with another doctor regarding some issues she found. My first thought was, "more time spent at another office when I have other things to do." However, if there are … Continue reading Focusing on Follow Up
It was an incredible honor to visit 7 locations in 4 days with a band of brothers that represented the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the local church pastorate. Words are inadequate of how energized and encouraged I am having observed the work of Kentucky Baptists as we seek to cooperatively reach Kentucky and the world … Continue reading Takeaways from RESET 2021 Evangelism Training Tour
Last year I wrote a little blog regarding have a word for the year. The idea comes from a book I read and influenced me. It's really just a simple way of staying focused throughout the year. You don't have to have me tell you that every day is full, chocked full, of so many … Continue reading Are you focused for 2020?
By Ian P. Carrico A road in West Kentucky today is not the same road that I’ve heard about and experienced in years past. You know, a road where everyone knows one another and on a Sunday morning it would be normal for many folks to be in a church of their choice. And … Continue reading Evangelizing a Road in West Kentucky
Brothers and sisters, consider your calling: Not many were wise from a human perspective,† not many powerful,† not many of noble birth. 27 Instead, God has chosen† what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 28 God has chosen what is … Continue reading Fear in evangelizing. A liar, yet normative.
This is just my point of view, for whatever it's worth. Having read the scriptures and having heard numerous sermons from conventions and conferences to take the gospel to Unreached People Groups (UPG), I feel compelled to try and lead the church I serve into this glorious call. It's been said over and over...the unreached … Continue reading IMB Missionaries can provide vital link in reaching the nations
...then you must be INTENTIONAL. In my last post, a few weeks ago, I discussed my "word of the year." It is "sow." Sow the incorruptible seed of the gospel. I'm convinced most folks need encouragement...and all folks need the gospel. My hopes are simple in this page. For one, I hope to be a … Continue reading If you’re going to evangelize…
...Sow. Dr. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, said many years ago, ""Southern Baptists are a harvest-oriented denomination living in an unseeded generation." Jesus Christ, in the Gospels, highlights the principle of "sowing, growing, and reaping." I'm particularly thinking of Mark 4:26-29. Mark states: “The kingdom of God is like this,” he … Continue reading My “WORD” for the year (2019) is…
It happens every year. You know, setting or rejecting those New Year's Resolutions. No matter what end of the spectrum you fall on, I want to simply suggest and provide a few tools for you to grow spiritually. Is not that the goal? To desire to look and be more like Jesus by growing in … Continue reading New Year Tools