Are you a minister? Well, if you're a Christian, your answer should be "Yes!". No, not everyone is called to pastoral ministry, but every believer is called to minister in some way. Today Barry and Drew walk through different ways that you can become involved in ministry and the steps you can begin to take.
In this episode, Barry and Drew sit down to discuss our budget and special offerings. As the Lord brings new people into our church, we thought the new year would be a good opportunity to help everyone get on the same page with church finances.
In town for our association's fall discipleship conference, Josh Hedger (pastor of Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri) stops by to talk with Drew about how we can best disciple our kids to love Jesus.
Today's Recommended Resource: "The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name" by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Why is it important for believers to regularly sit under the Word of God preached? Is preaching even biblical? Join Barry and Drew as they seek to answer the question, "Why preaching?"
Today's Recommended Resource: "Sermon On The Mount: Lifeguide Bible Studies" by John Stott
Not sure if equipping classes are for you? Barry and Drew hash out the vision and heart behind these classes and show how they have something for everybody, new and mature believer alike.
There will also be answers to questions you've been asking like: Do I have to take these in order? What if I'm already in a Sunday School class? Which one will be best for me to start with? How are the classes organized?
Today's Recommended Resource: An Overview of Cedar Grove's Equipping Classes
Why do Baptist churches form associations? That's the question we'll take on today, as Drew sits down with our association's Director of Missions (D.O.M.), Dave Mifflin.
Today's Recommended Resource: Fellowship Baptist Association
This afternoon Barry and Drew have a conversation with our children's ministry director, Shannon Alcantara. Listen in as Shannon shares how she came to the Lord, discusses some important insights for helping our kids follow Jesus, and lets us in on her passion for children's ministry here at Cedar Grove.
Today's Recommended Resource: The Biggest Story: How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden by Kevin DeYoung (A children's storybook Bible aimed at helping kids understand the overarching story of the Scriptures).
Tanner Harding sits down with Barry and Drew today to talk about what it's like to be a young Christian in today's culture.
Today's Recommended Resource: The Gospel Coalition (A website filled with devotional content and help for navigating today's pressing ethical issues).
Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair as we dive into our very first edition of "Cedar Grove Stories". Today, Drew has a conversation with Bobby and Ran Lawson which is sure to stir your affections for Jesus and encourage you to wholeheartedly follow Him!