Author: BCPM

Starting and operating a new church requires adequate financial support. The ministry is primarily spiritual, but a new church requires sufficient funds to grow and function properly. The preacher and his family must have food and shelter making it necessary to secure outside support. The church is not transparent, therefore it must assemble somewhere and probably the new meeting place...

The following article originated with my friend Pastor Russ MacKay from British Columbia , Canada. -Jim Townsley King David is dying; Solomon is now king. David challenges Solomon to be strong, to be a man, to obey the Lord, to go forward and to deal decisively with those who threatened the throne. Solomon led forward wisely and decisively. I Kings 2:12...

The title of this article, Realistic Expectations, suggests that it is possible to have unrealistic expectations. This is especially true in today’s pressure packed society. In my opinion, unrealistic expectations are one of the leading causes of failure in the ministry and in the home. Whether or not one’s expectations are self-induced or from external sources they still play a...

You open your mouth and out comes sound and you don’t even have to think about it. The use of the voice is taken for granted until something goes wrong with it. The voice is a very complicated function of the body. Did you realize there are six intrinsic (inside) sets of muscles that operate the vocal folds? In addition,...

As you may know, my family and I are resigning the work of planting churches with Baptist Church Planting Ministry, and Lord willing, stepping into a local church ministry to help plant churches there. The last seven and a half years have been the most fruitful time in my life. God has used our talents, and helped us discover some...

Beth and I met with the oncologist regarding the malignant tumor which was removed from my lung. This cancer is definitely from the bladder cancer which started in 1999. The doctors are very puzzled as to how it got in the lung because the bladder cancer never broke the lining of the bladder. However, they are very concerned that if...

One of the most important issues for a young preacher is determining how to implement standards. It may come as a surprise to him that believers would need guidance as to attire, music, entertainment, and a whole host of other questionable matters. The preacher who ignores the behavior of his members may soon find a serious problem that hinders new...

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38 “(For we walk by faith, and not by sight:)” 2 Corinthians 5:7 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 5:8 I was recently preaching a Faith Promise Missions Conference and just before the first service,...