Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

FRI:S,B,E,E

A group of Poplar Springs folks have been playing Ultimate Frisbee for quite a few years. My acquaintance with this rather small but welcoming, enthusiastic group of flying disc fanatics started about 10 years ago when I brought a group of youth group members from my former church to toss Frisbee at Gardner Webb. A friendly herd of youth and adults asked us to join them in a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee and I was properly introduced to a…

It’s the Children’s Church Too!

As most of you already know, I was a minister of miscellaneous for 20 years. The proper titles I had at my prior places of ministry were Minister of Youth and Children, Minister of Youth, Children, and Senior Adults, Associate Pastor/Education, Youth, Children, and Adults. In other words, I did a lot of ministry with quite a few groups and I never felt like I gave any of my areas of ministry their proper attention. I remember thinking how pleasant…

A Pastor’s Pet Peeve

I am gonna let you in on a little secret that does not need to get into the wrong hands. The “wrong hands” would be….the 3rd Saturday breakfast crew, the church staff or a couple of people I will only identify as “Tony B.” and “Hugh B.” Fortunately, not many folks read the weekly ramblings of yours truly. So I am fairly secure in sharing this privileged, personal information.  It drives me crazy when someone looks at me, places their…

Childhood Bible Stories

If you haven’t been able to join us in worship for the past several weeks, Andy has begun a sermon series entitled “A Summer of Stories”, in which he takes us back through some of the Bible stories we grew up hearing about as a child. You know these stories: Noah, David & Goliath, Gideon, Moses, Jonah; these are the stories my own daughter is beginning to learn about and they are the stories that most of us re-call as…

Volunteers Have Real Jobs Too

Committees get a bad rap. We often joke around in Baptist circles about these decision making groups in our church bodies. Many say that we Baptists have a committee for everything and though I disagree, I do appreciate the numerous committees and the generous folks in our congregation that comprise their numbers. I think I can confidently say that I believe Poplar Springs does committee work right. Please note I did not say perfect. But in my almost 40 years…