Category Archives for "George Bullard’s Journey"

The Search for Best Practices for the Multiplication of Congregational Expressions

I am traveling Sunday, February 25th to Orlando, FL for the Exponential church planting and multiplication conference. They claim it is the largest annual gathering of church planters on the planet. I have been to this conference several times, but it has been a few years. Previously when I attended Exponential it was for networking […]

Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of February

A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this weekend when many people are celebrating the three-day weekend that culminate in Presidents’ Day on Monday, I approach worship recalling our need to pray for our government leaders—particularly the sitting President. I am reminded of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 that says, “First of all, then, I urge that […]

We Need Baptist Associations

Or, Other Forms of Local Denominational Organizations My denominational tradition—Baptist—and specifically my denominational tribe of heritage—Southern Baptists—has three dimensions of denominational structure. They are known as associations, state (or regional) conventions, and national agencies and institutions. Associations are the local entity which I categorize generically as dynamic spiritual and fellowship organisms. State conventions and the […]