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Acts 1-4 resources

March 21, 2011


We are spending 2011 preaching through the book of Acts. It’s been rocking my world as we study the movement of the Gospel, Holy Spirit, and Church in the earliest Christian community. I have been struck the most by the Apostles consistent one-two punch of miracles (both healing & killing!) and preaching in tandem – […]

Family ministry models: what we can learn from each other, part 2

June 17, 2010


In the fall, Southern Seminary will be re-launching their Journal of Family Ministry. The focus of their first issue will be on models of family ministry, and I wanted to share some of the articles I have contributed on what we can learn from each other. Below is part 2 of a series entitled, “The […]

Vintage Church: Baptism

March 8, 2010


Historically, baptism has played an integral role in the life of the church. Believers’ baptism by immersion has been the historic, orthodox practice of the church. Baptism is both a symbol and a proclamation of the gospel. Watch this video as Pastor Jimmy explains the historical, theological, and practical significance of baptism for our church […]

Crazy Love resources

February 1, 2010


We just wrapped up an incredible series at FBC West Palm Beach on generosity called “Crazy Love.” (Very creative title) In this series we challenged our church from the book of Philemon to be radically generous because of the generosity we have been shown in Jesus. We also had some very practical discussions concerning debt, […]

Silence & Solitude

December 3, 2009


Mark Driscoll recently posted a very helpful series on creating space for silence & solitude.  Driscoll suggests taking at least an hour a week to answer the most pressing questions, and then taking a solid day each month to work the entire list.  While most of us serving on a staff don’t have the flexibility […]

Why Johnny Can’t Preach

November 24, 2009


If you’ve ever taught a class at a seminary or undergraduate Bible institution, I’d bet you’ve said something along the lines of “I can’t believe these men are training for ministry, and yet they exhibit such sloppiness when it comes to a basic ability to ______________ (fill in the blank with any number of fundamental […]

high deposit, high withdrawal leadership

May 25, 2009


Pastor James McDonald of Harvest Bible explains the benefits of a high deposit, high withdrawal culture of leadership in the local church. “High deposit” refers to a generous level of support, affirmation, encouragement, and investment in one’s church leadership team. “High withdrawal” means that everyone is “expected to show up at work swinging for the […]