Small Church with a Big Heart

A major church split. The church went from a Sunday School attendance of 100 for the year (including the summer) to 16 by the time our family got there. We made the attendance 20. This was my second pastorate. The church was in a logging/lumber town of 30,000 in Washington State, and the police saidContinue reading “Small Church with a Big Heart”

What? Me Worry? – Part 3

Well, we can talk about what worry is as we’ve done previously, but most importantly, how can we deal with it? III.  How to deal with worry.  This certainly won’t cover everything about worry, but it will give you some basic principles through which you can address worry in your life.  First of all, realizeContinue reading “What? Me Worry? – Part 3”

Sermons/Bible Studies

As far as I know, my sermons are my own. After 70 years of being in church, there may be some thoughts that are traceable to others, but I’m not aware of them. You are welcome to use messages, or any segment of messages, as your own as of this date. This may change inContinue reading “Sermons/Bible Studies”

My First Baptism

I was pastoring my first church in the mountain town of Oakridge, Oregon in the Cascade Mountains. Our small Baptist church did not have a baptistery, so that left finding another wet location. There were rivers and lakes all around, but the one with which I was experienced was icy cold. The Middle Fork ofContinue reading “My First Baptism”