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Active Shooter: How to Respond

Active shooter preparedness Following the tragic loss of life at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, we are all reminded once…

From the President 11-4-2017

Sotello’s Inspiration and Thanks! I am grateful for the privilege of connecting with our whole church on this platform of ministry as President of Disciples…

From the President 10-21-2017

Call to Prayer and Action Dear Disciples This is a call to prayer and action! We are Christ’s disciples and that’s a big deal in…

From the President 10-5-2017

An outpouring of our churches and her general and regional expressions are praying for and responding to the devastation in the wake of hurricanes Harvey,…

From the President 8-13-2017

June 21, 2017 marked the 125th anniversary of Reinhold Niebuhr’s birth. Many of you are aware of the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity…

From the President 7-23-2017

I have a few questions for you during these lazy days of July: Why do you go to church? Do you go to be berated?…

From the President 7-9-2017

The preacher’s challenge to the people must always be: “Dare to be different.” Be the you God created you to be and not the you…

From the President 6-25-2017

The other day I started thumbing through sermons preached over the last 43+ years of my ministry. One caught my attention. It was delivered to…

From the President 6-11-2017

There are two things I know that can help improve congregational morale and lead to significant investment in a congregation’s future. They do not come…

From the President 5-28-2017

For those of you who think a mission (or vision statement) will chart the course of your congregation and its leadership into the future, I…

From the President 5-14-2017

Some years ago Brian Stanley, professor of world Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, cited a November 1884 issue of the Juvenile Missionary magazine, the…

From the President 4-23-2017

Some years ago, Peter Vardy, wrote a little book entitled, An Introduction to Kierkegaard. In it Vardy writes:                  “For Kierkegaard, there is nothing higher…