Welcome to my new blog! I hope it will be a source of encouragement, inspiration, and equipping for pastors and on-mission Christians.
I have been a Christian, husband, and father for over 30 years. I have served as a pastor or associate pastor of several churches of various sizes from 180 – 5000+ in attendance. I have also had the privilege of serving dozens of churches as an Associational Missionary of four associations for over seven years. I have served as Director of Ministries of Georgia Baptist’s newest Association, the Southside Baptist Network in McDonough, GA, since March 1, 2013.
I envision each blog featuring several of the best articles/blogs I have read either recently or on the topic of the week. The topics will rotate, but will include leadership development, missions, evangelism, stewardship, church planting, church revitalization, discipleship, preaching, pastoring, associations/SBC, counseling, etc.
I hope to bring to my SBC world of ministers, members, and ministry something similar to what one of my favorite bloggers, Michael Hyatt, does for his readers. Michael says he desires to be a “curator of content…like a DJ introducing and commenting on what I share.” That is what I hope to be to my readers.
So here goes. I welcome your feedback.
Quote: “Passion without direction is a wasted opportunity. Promise without action is a wasted life.” Crawford Lorritts
Ray’s Top Five for this week
1. The Secret to Achieving Your Goals - Michael Hyatt
2. Great Questions to Evaluate a Church or Ministry - Will Mancini
3. Secrets to Becoming Far More Productive with Your Time - Carey Nieuwhof
4. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization - Michael Lukaszewski
5. The New Counter-Culture: 8 Surprising Ways Christians Can Help - Carey Nieuwhof