“Jump Starting” Our Evangelism

As a church, God has commissioned each of us to make disciples of all people groups. Herb Hodges stated: “The light that shines the furthest shines brighter at home.” In other words, our evangelism must start where we are. When we do, we will have an impact around the world, and sometimes not even know […]

Use What The Lord Has Given You

When you read the title of this post, the tendency is for your mind to go directly to your natural giftedness or personal resources, and certainly that is applicable. However, one of the resources we, as a church have invested in for you is called RightNow Media ( http://www.rightnowmedia.org ) and this is such a valuable tool. A […]

Should I Make My Kids Go To Church?

“Should I make my kids go to church?” I could just finish this blog quickly and say “Yes,” and that would be it. But, I am fully aware that would not be sufficient for many of you. Let me state that before children came along,  I used to say from the pulpit “Some of the […]

Children and Student Ministry – Core Value #2

As we looked at the core values of our children’s and student ministry at Trinity, we have reviewed that the first “Hook” that will hold our kids and our students to the Lord is The Word of God.  The second such “hook” or core value that we hold dear – that we believe we must […]

Being Prepared

Our students are off at camp this week.  Panama City Beach, FL – not a trip for the faint of heart.  As most of them gathered swimsuits, sunscreen and (hopefully) toiletries, I am sure they were anticipating all the fun and sun of the week.    Now that they are at the beach and attending […]

A Beautiful Life…

There is a country song that says that “Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful life.” I think that’s what every healthy marriage can attest to. This week I celebrate 21 years with my precious bride. We have had 2 boys, lived in four states, lived in 7 homes, and are in our third, […]

Ladies, Your Turn….

When I wrote the post and gave the link last week for our fathers, I never intended to turn around and do the same for our ladies, but I saw this some time ago and just wanted to share it with everyone but, specifically for our ladies. http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/when-women-face-their-curse-ravaged-homes See below: She will be saved through […]

Summer Ain’t Over….It’s Just Beginning

Through business and life I must confess there are times that I am not “Kingdom Aware” enough. I came across some very practical helps for us (as God’s people) to do ordinary things that are Kingdom focused. I hope these principals give you some food for thought.   http://sendnetwork.com/2015/05/12/out-of-the-world-and-into-our-neighborhood-2/   Out of the World and […]

God’s Grace

Right before I arrived at Trinity, I remember going to a conference called the “Weekender” at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. I knew what a healthy church should look like before I went, I just wanted to see it played out practically. I remember watching the elder meeting there and realizing what a poor job I […]

Hooks that Hold: Hook 1 – The Word of God

Our last blog on the Student and Kids’ ministry pages explained that there are certain “hooks” that will ground you to the faith.  Things that you base your life and your spiritual walk on, that will sustain you over the long haul.  These are the core values that we want to base our ministries on […]

Two Great Words!!!

When I saw this blog yesterday, it was not only convicting, but it served as a great a reminder of how we should view the providence of God when it smiles and when it frowns upon us. I hope this blesses you the way it did me.   http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/either-okay-or-thank-you   My five-year-old can’t stop saying […]

Hooks that Hold

At times, it can be difficult to begin something new. It can be particularly difficult if you don’t have any direction. This is why organizations create mission statements and establish core values. Understanding your mission and core values helps immensely when answering questions like: Who are we? What are we trying to accomplish?  What do we […]

Four Steps to Displaying Christ in our Community

The doctrine of the sovereignty of God is one that we hold to and believe. Sometimes we don’t live it out but that is another blog for another time. The point is that God is in control of all things. How does this apply to us, and our move to the Colonial Hills area? God […]

Not Trying to Be Controversial, but…

This is an older blog I ran across a few weeks ago but it perfectly summarizes the debate in our time regarding homosexual marriage and myriad of other issues.  See it below.   http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-offensive-verse-in-bible.html   by Dan Phillips   In the Sunday School class at CBC we’re doing a series called Marriage, the Bible and […]

An Interview with Spotlight on Southaven

           A few weeks ago I had the honor of being on the Earle Farrell show as he spent time highlighting some people and businesses of Southaven. Mr. Farrell made things very relaxed and conversational as he interviewed me. He asked some general questions and graciously allowed me the opportunity about […]

Hide it in our Heart

Scientifically, we know that the learning and memorizing process works differently in children than in adults. It works very differently in younger children. As a first grader I had to memorize the first part of Genesis Chapter 1 for a class. I can still recite that. Last year, a friend of mine and I memorized […]

What an Incredible Day!

To say that Sunday was “incredible” would be an understatement!  We were truly blessed to be together and to be celebrating or kicking off our new ministry in this neighborhood.  We had visitors from all over the City, City officials (Mayor Darren Musselwhite and his family and Alderman Joel Gallagher and his family), community partners […]

I Love This Song

Leading up to our Grand Opening and celebrating our building renovation (even though there is a lot more to do and our Children’s area will not be done for a few more months as far as the décor goes), I have had the opportunity to reminisce a little bit… to think about how far God […]

An Exciting Time! Kickoff Celebration is Feb 22nd

Well this is the month! I will blog multiple times I am sure, about our official Kickoff Celebration on February 22, 2015 at 10:30 am. This is not just another day in Trinity’s history… it might be considered the most important day in Trinity’s history. This has been a long journey, filled with very difficult […]