Entries by Michael Stewart

One Pastor’s Perspective

Calvin Hubbard, Senior Pastor at Barksdale Baptist Church in Bossier City, LA, recently hosted a SFL Revival. The following post is his experience. Earlier this year, Bro. Michael visited me about helping our church in the area of financial discipleship. He shared information about Compass1’s Navigating Your Finances God’s Way small group study and the Solutions For […]

They Call Themselves "A Family"

I recently had the blessing of attending the COMPASS 2014 International Friends and Family Retreat at St. Simons Island, GA. These folks came from all around America and Canada – eh:) COMPASS is a financial ministry that teaches a holistic, biblical approach to personal finances. Howard Dayton, COMPASS’s Founder, is also Co-founder of Crown financial Ministries […]

Solutions for Life Revival

  The Solutions For Life emphasis relies on teachings that are thoroughly biblical. Each sermon teaches people the reward and blessing of being faithful stewards or “managers” in every area of life. Possible topics include: How to Build a Happy Home Mastering Your Marriage Real-Life Relationships A Know So Salvation Figuring out Your Finances The […]

J.D. Greear on the SBC, "Bureaucracy" and the Cooperative Program.

In a blog about Southern Baptists, Missions and the Cooperative Program, J. D. Greer, Lead Pastor at The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC, gives an excellent first person perspective of his thoughts about “bureaucracy” and The Summit Church’s increased giving through the SBC’s cooperative funding process. I think you’ll agree that Greear gives an honest and […]

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

The “Supremacy of Jesus” is theme of Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. One of the purposes of his letter was to expose the error of a creeping heresy and admonish the church to remain faithful to Jesus and the Gospel. The sermon text is Colossians 1:9-12.

A Paradigm Shift In Hiring Church Staff … Experience vs. Potential

We live in a changing world. That’s no big surprise.  A monk in the Himalayas with an iPhone has access to more information than the president of the United States had 15 years ago! Ministry is changing because ministry involves people and people are constantly looking to change.  So what’s the big new idea? Pastors.com explores […]

Millennials are "Boutique" Givers

Love it or hate it, the fact still remains … millennials are boutique givers. Boutique giving is a term I use to explain the giving philosophy of millennials. For the most part, they do not put all of their charitable “eggs” in one basket. They prefer giving to multiple causes more than a single charity. As a whole, they want to […]

Not Enough Preachers?

A preaching draught? You’ve got to be  kidding! You can’t go anywhere without hearing a sermon about something.  From my perspective, however, there is a lack of preaching about the biblical principles of finances. Interestingly, it’s the topic Jesus talked so much about.  Almost half of the parables are about money and possessions. He talked more about finances more […]

Journey On

It’s the age old question. Is it the journey or the destination? For believers it is BOTH! Jesus told us “to let our light so shine before men that they would see our good works and glorify our Father in Heaven.” Yet Peter reminds us that this world is not our home; that we are […]

Millennials Have a Point

As parents of Millennials (those born form 1982-2000) we have a lot to learn.  Boomers, those of us born from 1946-1964, were raised by parents, generally a father and a mother, that, for the most part, used the “old ways” to inculturate us. While there were some differences in tactics, for the most part, our parents didn’t […]