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Leading Others; Leading Self

My first call experience with a church was pleasant. The search committee was clear and respectful. The people were enjoyable to be around. While the job description and title was primarily going to focus on youth ministry, I would also get to teach and preach some, so the church also had me preach on a Sunday […]

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Encouraging people to move along, setting boundaries in ministry, and practicing self-care

In 52 BCE, Julius Caesar stated, “Experience is the teacher of all things.” This statement rings true for me 2069 years later. I’m entering into my tenth year of vocational church ministry. I still feel like I’m early in my ministry calling. I’m learning new things every day. I don’t feel full of wisdom necessarily […]

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A Benediction for Peace

People of God, May you be the water that brings life wherever you go. Ladling water onto tired, parched lips. And everlasting water onto tired, parched souls. And although you stand in the river of life where the water beneath your feet is constantly changing, may you find peace in God and joy every day […]

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Why I am a CBF Baptist by Kyle Tubbs

  I was a freshman in college and decided to visit a local Baptist church. My adjunct New Testament professor, who was also the pastor, was one of my favorite instructors. I confess my original intentions of attending the church may have been influenced by hoping to brown nose a little bit. Little did I […]

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A roundtable discussion with CBF church starters (Part 2)

The following is a roundtable discussion between the pastors of Grace Baptist Church, a CBF church start in Round Rock, Texas. Question: Grace Baptist Church in Round Rock is a church who supports women in ministry. What does this mean to Grace and how is this practically put into action throughout the church? Aurelia: At Grace, […]

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Newly commissioned CBF church starters share their visions for ministry

Why? As an analytical person, I tend to ask the ‘why’ question of just about everything. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Why did Walter White grow so quickly into Heisenberg? Why didn’t the referee say Dez Bryant caught the ball (yes, as a Cowboys fan, that one still keeps me up […]

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A Grace Welcome: NA, Self-Help and Grace

 A Sunday at Grace People look for different things in a church. Places of worship are selected based on membership numbers, worship style, number and quality of children’s activities, denominational affiliation or meaningful preaching. Me, I’m looking for a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. If you have never been to a NA meeting I strongly recommend it. […]

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A Lenten Welcome: On Self-control and Discipline

We are now in our second Sunday of Lent, and this season of self-denial has really got me thinking about self-control and self-discipline. And these have me thinking, that man, it’s hard being an adult! When you’re an adult you can eat whatever the heck you want to eat, you can go, for the most […]

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From the CBF Blog: Round table discussion with CBF church start pastors

The following is a round-table discussion among the pastors of CBF church start, Grace Baptist Church, in Round Rock, Texas. This post was originally published on the CBF Blog.  Question: What has been your greatest joy in planting Grace Baptist Church? Kyle: I cherish participating in our vision becoming reality. There is nothing more fulfilling so […]

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The Shining Word “And”

A poem from The Naked Now, by Richard Rhor:  “And” teaches us to say yes “And” allows us to be both-and “And” keeps us from either-or “And” teaches us to be patient and long-suffering “And” is willing to wait for insight and integration “And” keeps us from dualistic thinking “And” does not divide the field […]

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