Why Smaller Churches Must Focus on Unique Vision

Smaller churches often accomplish more by doing less. Sometimes a smaller church feels it must compete with the larger churches in the community to attract people. This is always a mistake because the smaller church simply does not have the resources to offer the same...

7 Discerning Questions to Help You Navigate 2014

The confluence of Christmastime, the end of a calendar year and the beginning of a new one, tends to prompt a season of reflection. Various media provide us with reviews of the significant events and people from the closing year. Predictions abound of what the new...

Our Story

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. August 18, 2013 Psalm 105:1-17; Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11 Yesterday Joani and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. And when Randall Lolley, a former pastor of this church, called last week...

Knowledge and Wisdom: Cousins, Not Twins

Knowledge and wisdom are related, but they are more like cousins than identical twins. Knowledge has to do with facts, data and skill; wisdom has to do with significance, purpose and intention. Knowledge is concerned with “what” and “how;”...

How Pastors Can Cast a Compelling Church Vision

In the hyperdigital technocracy in which we live, innovation – the birthing of new products of the imagination – is the currency and pedigree of success. To be successful, one has to consistently stay in the competitive race for the top, germinate ideas that...