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Thanks for visiting our website! This month we continue celebrating with the publication of another volume in my new series of Bible Study Guides, available on Amazon and from major booksellers. Contact me with questions or for details. [Click picture to enlarge.]

Early Letters Bible Study Guide

Ministry has always been a team effort--Jan and I have shared the work of ministry and missions for 47+ years! In addition to the customary "Brother Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw. My favorite breakfast is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of quality coffee! My greatest joy in life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and help develop "kingdom people." I seek to serve and share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by so many people around the world!

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September 2017

Upcoming 2017 Mission and Ministry Schedule

  • September 18-25: Mission trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • October 11-21: Mission trip to Peru [Lima, IBI, Los Pinos; Cusco, Encuentro IberoAmericano]
  • October 29: Mission Report and Preaching, Northside church, Mena, AR
  • October 31 - November 14: Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Ohio Valley University
  • November 30 - December 3: Baxter board meeting and graduation, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • A 2017 Calendar that includes all scheduled ministry and mission activities is available. I hope you can attend an event when I am in your area. Contact me for details or to inquire about a possible visit.
    Also available is an early version of the 2018 Calendar, reflecting already-scheduled activities.

    Leveraged Leadership

    This month's feature article develops several points related to church leadership. Here are the highlights. Expanded commentary is available in the article (see link below).

    • Back to basics: Leadership is influence. Leadership ultimately boils down to influence-it is personal not positional.
    • The tendency in many churches is toward operating like an organization more than like an organism.
    • Leveraged leadership is the difference between progress and mediocrity. Three things will help leaders leverage their leadership.
    • Many churches appoint leaders and keep using an organizational model that is unbiblical and does not work. Believe it or not, the basic ideas of leveraging leadership, identifying and using all of the gifts that exist within the church, and decentralizing control are foreign concepts to many who fill positions in church leadership.
    • What? How? The members can work together efficiently and effectively if they know two things: what and how.
    • Catching the dream. When everyone knows the goal and sees the path to the goal, each person can identify his or her own role. Churches that catch this dream grow rapidly!
    • The best leaders understand the biblical concept of the church. That they are leaders is clear, because everyone is following.

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    The complete article can be accessed and downloaded at: Leveraged Leadership

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