BGAV Blog

Ken Kessler: Why Not Write Your Own Job Description?

A common, growing practice in leadership communities is for people to write their own job descriptions for their roles. So why not write one for your role in Sunday School?

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WATCH: Interview with Pastor Katie McKown

Scottsville Baptist Church pastor and BGAV Executive Board member Katie McKown was recently featured in a video interview by the The Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

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Ed Jordan: Signs of Summer

We love summer for all the recreation is provides. By this I mean recreation in the modern sense and definition of the word, e.g. excursions, distractions, and fun. But recreation shouldn’t keep us from “re-creation,” from spending time with God to experience him re-creating our lives.

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Meditations from Vienna: Love the Lord Your God

Kathryn is a rising junior at the College of William and Mary and is currently serving as a summer venturer in Vienna, Austria. Read her first impressions of her time there.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways Trust Leads to Greater Teaching Opportunities

Bo Prosser taught me years ago that “people go where they know that they have been prepared for and cared for.” How are you caring and preparing for class members?

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Ed Jordan: Faith during uncomfortable times

It does not take faith to step out onto solid ground. It takes faith to step into a hot air balloon and believe that it will hold you up. Standing in the basket of a hot-air balloon on the ground is not the same thing as entrusting yourself to the basket’s floor as it soars upward. Faith believes that you will come safely back to land, and if you have ever done that, you know it is rarely a soft landing as the basket bounces and skids across the landscape.

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Tony Brooks: 5 Things to Consider while Reaching the Baby Boomer Generation for Sunday School/Small Groups

This is our second largest generation, a group of people who often feel that the church is not listening. Does this sound familiar? It should. Maybe the Millennial Generation and Baby Boomers have more in common than we think.

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Gary Chapman: Bloom Where You’re Planted

You bloom. God will do his part, but our attitude and our willingness can be difference-makers, too. Those we do have control over.

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