the main thing

Jim Collins is known for a couple of different books, Good to Great, and Built to Last. However, there is another short little read he has called “How the Mighty Fall.” This particular volume talks about the rise and fall of really huge companies. Full Story »

church hope

For the Sunday school members who meet in Room 214 each week at First Baptist Church in Frisco, living out the hope of Christ is a natural part of what they do. This tangible hope touched the lives of the Franklins, who in turn shared with Pastor Chuck Martin a glimpse of the way God is working in their lives. The following letter was shared with Pastor Martin a few days after the Franklins attended Sunday school for the first time. Full Story »

Mission Cuero

For three years, First Baptist Church of Cuero has been ministering to children who are economically deprived. During the school season, we bus children to our campus for a meal and Bible lesson. It is very common to see fifty children in preschool and Team Kid classes on any Wednesday evening. In summertime, we reach out to them in their community through Backyard Bible Clubs. We also have added Mega Sports Camp as another avenue to bring the gospel to children. These efforts are done in addition to our regular Vacation Bible School. We call the ministry Mission Cuero. Full Story »


Jim Henderson’s recent book, The Resignation of Eve: What if Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to Be the Church’s Backbone? (Tyndale House Publishers, 2012), brings to light some startling statistics concerning decreases in women’s church involvement. According to research conducted by the Barna group, over the 20 years between 1991 and 2011:
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A twenty-something Christian (or as I like to refer to them, “ChristOnes”) asked me about firepit Christ-follower gatherings…how does that work? These vary, but at their best, are contagious examples of groups being the body of Christ in a very relational atmosphere. A fire seems to open people up. Full Story »

supreme court

The U.S. Supreme Court for the first time has recognized a “ministerial exception” to employment discrimination laws, saying churches and other religious groups must be free to choose and dismiss ministers without government interference. Full Story »

church for international blog post

In Texas, there are several hundred international churches – Chinese, Arabic, African, Cambodian, Vietnamese, etc. – that gather each week to worship various languages and ways but are all part of the family of Christ. As you get involved with international student ministry, you may want to see what international churches exist in your area to go learn from them or get involved in their communities. Full Story »