How Your Church Will Make You Healthier

Our 10-month-old grandson recently went through a medical emergency. His immune system was compromised, and his body was under assault from an infection. He needed immediate treatment, and the diagnosis called for him to receive intravenous immunoglobulin. This is a...

Why Ministers Are A Lot Like Fertilizer

I’ve had the same “house plant” since 1981; it is one of those easy-growing plants that are hard to kill. I water it, fertilize it and change pots when the spirit moves. I bought it the year I moved into my first pastor’s office – a small room...

Spiritual Child Neglect

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on May 9, 2010. Deuteronomy 4:9-13 Meditation Text:      Consistently responsible parents, attentive to their principles, their adult relationships,   and connected to their youngsters, rear...

Four Characteristics of New Church Model

When we think of “church,” we generally think congregation – building, people, location, programs. This is the traditional faith community that most of us experience. However, a new model is emerging. This model has been called many things, but I refer to...