1. Making the Most of Free Resources

    June 23, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    One of the miracles of last week was how the Lord anointed every service of Spiritual Leadership Conference. Because of Chandler’s hospitalization, I wasn’t as able to tend to the details of the conference as normal, yet, God, in His own way, touched this conference for His glory.

    Our theme was Continue from 2 Timothy 3:14, and the emphasis was on continuing with a heart for God and in the work of God with renewed passion and commitment to Christ. I’ve been praying for the conference guests and for each pastor and church represented that the Lord will use the truths and helps from the conference to bear fruit that remains in their churches and communities.

    For the past several years, we have placed as much of the conference as we can online for two groups of people—those who could not attend the conference and those who could.

    I’d like to highlight the online resources available to you and suggest a few ways you might use them. (more…)


  2. Growth Points 71: Characteristics of an Effective Servant of God

    May 31, 2016 by Paul Chappell

    I don’t know about you, but I’m always asking the Lord to help me be more effective in the ministry. It seems that with every passing year, the challenges we face are greater, the time constraints more pressing, and the needs around us enlarged. Through God’s grace, I want to be the most effective servant possible in the midst of these challenges.

    In this growth points video, I share five characteristics that I am always seeking to develop in my own life and that I look for in the lives of those laboring here in our ministry as well.


    (If you you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, you can watch it here.)

    Here are the points that I develop more thoroughly in the video: (more…)


  3. Growth Points 70: How to Use Adult Bible Classes to Assimilate People into the Local Church

    May 9, 2016 by Paul Chappell

    One of the key functions of adult Bible classes and teen Sunday school in our Baptist churches is helping to assimilate people into the body life of the local church.

    In this growth points video, I share five ways to best assimilate and build people through these classes:


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  4. 5 Traits of an Effective Overseer

    February 25, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    Have you ever delegated a responsibility to someone who didn’t follow through? Or who didn’t care to do it the way you wanted it done?

    God has made pastors overseers of His flock. (By extension, this applies also to staff who assist the pastor.)

    Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.—Acts 20:28

    Since the Holy Spirit has so entrusted us by delegating to us the responsibility to lead and serve His people, should we not be sure we are effective in this aspect of our role? That we are leading in a way that mirrors the heart of Christ for His people?

    So what makes a leader an effective overseer? It is one who… (more…)


  5. Growth Points 68: Enemies of Steadfastness

    November 9, 2015 by Paul Chappell

    In our society today, everything is constantly shifting. We see the mobility in all areas—families in and out of churches, pastors in and out of pulpits, leaders changing their positions.

    I think of the Apostle Paul’s statement in Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me….” How did Paul remain steadfast amidst the pressures of life and ministry?

    In this Growth Points video, I’d like to share with you three common enemies of steadfastness and how Christian leaders can remain unmovable in the work of the Lord:


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