In the late 1980s, eighteen-month-old Jessica McClure fell into a twenty-two-foot well in the backyard of a West Texas home, sparking a nationwide media frenzy centered for more than fifty hours on freeing “Baby Jessica.” But the well was only eight inches in diameter; how were rescue workers supposed to get her out?
With the recent release of several videos showing the horrific truth about Planned Parenthood’s operations, there has not been a more opportune time to preach on the sanctity of life. As pastors, we have to take a stand against the practice of abortion and bring the Church to the forefront of the issue.
Daryl Jones was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in a Christian home and was baptized at six years old. However, it at the age of 15 he responded to the Gospel and was re-baptized by his father. Although being raised as the son of a preacher, Daryl suppressed his call to the preaching ministry at the age of 17…
Church Planter Interview: Brandon Bowers, Awaken Church – Charleston, S.C.
Brandon Bowers is the founding and lead pastor of Awaken Church. As a junior studying pre-law at the College of Charleston back in 2000, Brandon was introduced to Jesus and committed his life to follow and serve Him.
Shutting the Back Door: How to Retain Visitors
“We receive many visitors every week, but not many of them stay.” One struggle that many churches face is an inability to retain visitors. If this describes your church, then be encouraged, because there are steps you can take to help reverse this trend.
Pillars of a Healthy Small Group
One of the most vital Great Commission ministries for any church is the small-group ministry. At Prestonwood we employ a “Sunday School” model we call Bible Fellowship. Our classes meet after Worship Service on Saturdays and before Worship Services on Sundays.
SCOTUS Decision on Gay Marriage
This past week, the family once again came under attack in America. This is an old fight dating back to the Garden of Eden when Satan seduced the first family with lies and deception.
Every Man’s Battle, And How to Win
It has been my experience through four decades in pastoral ministry that every church is only as strong as its men – as strong as their faith, their ingenuity, their confidence, their resolve, their commitment to walking in their ways and will of God.