Resources

April 11, 2018 by Gayle Butler | Send Network
Moving to our first church where David was called to be pastor was an exciting adventure. People met us as the moving van pulled up, waiting to help us unload and get our home (the parsonage) settled. The kitchen was stocked with groceries and meals prepared to carry us over for the next week....
April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Who are the friends in your life? I’m not sure there is a more important question we need to be asked on a regular basis. If you know much about life and relationships, you know that friendship issues are huge in the overall scheme of things. In fact, there are not many issues God is more...
April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Over a lifetime of pastoral ministry, I’ve met thousands of people, both inside and out of the three churches we served for 35-plus years. Early on, I made it an unspoken goal to remember as many first names as possible. Nothing earned me more props than being able to surprise people by...
April 5, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, provides practical ways to lead your family well while planting a chruch.
April 5, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Eph. 4:29) As leaders who are pastors, the primary way we serve the church is through the teaching and preaching of God’s word to the...
April 4, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
I have been asked many times over the years what characteristics we look for in potential leaders (both paid staff and volunteer leadership) at Calvary Church. Here are four non-negotiables I personally look for: 1. A passion and hunger for God and, at the same time, a deep love and care for...
April 4, 2018 by Matt Dye | Send Network
When I think about leadership in the home, I am always trying to remember that the Word needs to penetrate my heart. The reality is that as a Christian father, Satan is always working to get me to forget about leadership in the home. Here are five key guidelines I try to abide by for leadership...
April 3, 2018 by Alan Briggs | Send Network
You plan events, teaching, and leadership gatherings with creativity — but how creative are you at home? At the end of busy days and weeks, it’s easy to bring home what we have left in the tank — next to nothing. Our families shouldn’t get our leftovers, but they often do. The good news is there...
April 3, 2018 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
Ed Gray was one of the most gifted and positive men I have ever known. He was the leader of the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, Florida. He often said: “When you walk into a room, you can move the temperature two degrees up or down. It all has to do with your energy.” When guests walk...