“Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology” – Book Review

Biographical Sketch of the Author  John S. Hammett holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University, a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began teaching systematic theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological […]

Am I Going to Plan It All Out? Or Faithfully Obey?

Currently I am meeting with a former student on Friday mornings and we’re qorking through Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God. It is a phenomenal study that I have gone through many times since High School (albeit the first 3-4 times I took the class I didn’t finish because it’s 13 weeks and I don’t finish things […]

Love – No Matter What, Love Our Students

Last week we begin looking at 4 words that will hopefully challenge and encourage us as we minister to teens, beginning with the word “Walk.” This week I want us to consider the love we have for students. I’ve challenged our students over and over to 1) Love God, and 2) Love People. As we […]

You get out what you put in…

Many of our youth workers may already know this, but I am constantly evaluating myself in our student ministry… Am I doing my best in this area? Are we dropping the ball in this area? Should I be doing more in this area? One thought that has stayed with me for years is that you get out […]

Wording is Important

So, my first weekly Student Ministry Thought was sent via email on May 24. I decided I wanted to type it up and post it here so it’d be easier for me to keep up with what I’ve posted. Just for grins and giggles I’m going to include the text from the entire email. Hey […]

National Chick-Fil-A Day!!!

***This post is being written with no rough draft, only an outline written on a Post-It note, so excuse the Ramblings*** Since it is National CFA day (or national hate-gay day, depending on whose facebook you’re reading), I thought I’d throw my opinion out there to my 4 or 5 subscribers (you really should subscribe […]

Basketball is Over… Now What?

(It’s late in the afternoon, & this is heavy on my heart, so I’m just going to start typing & see where it ends.  It may not flow very well, but neither do my thoughts.)   So… here’s my thoughts on this weekend’s events: Some say that the only reason our Tenaha Tigers are not […]

Last Night at BattleCry: “Taming the Tongue”

So, I thought I would share from our Bible Study last night at BattleCry… One of the most powerful parts of our body is the tongue.  It can do so much to encourage others, share Christ with those that don’t know Him, or it can tear others down & hurt our witness for Christ.  We’ve […]