about me

Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

blogs i read

marty duren
joe kennedy
art rogers
stuart delony
wade burleson
kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
cb scott
ben cole
tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
john stickley
bowden mcelroy
c w
jamie wootten
nate goodwin
paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
villa rica
phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
Southern Baptist Blog Aggregator

favorite links

my parents ministry
starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
biblical studies foundation

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listening [to]

building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Monday, January 31, 2005

Life and Death

I have never had to deal with much death in my life until this last year. Cassandra's Dad and Step-mom died with-in 6 months and then my Grandfather died in-between their deaths. My grandfather was a godly man who had been a minister for over 60 years. His death was a celebration. Both Cassandra's dad and step-mom had become Christ-followers later in life, in fact Cassandra led her dad to a relationship with Christ 3 years ago. But their funerals were also celebrations because of what is on the other side.
Tonight, one of the elderly ladies in our church died. I was pastor on call and went over to see her husband and family. I was struck by the peace that he had knowing that she was in heaven with Jesus. I'm not afraid of death because of the Godly examples I have seen thru my life. My prayer is that when I die, I take people to heaven with me. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain!"
Philippians 1:21

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/31/2005 08:10:00 PM

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Extreme Makeover

I have been sidelined @ home because of some minor surgery. Tonight I watched ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." It has occured to me recently that the church has dropped the ball. Oprah, Dr. Phil and Extreme Makeover Home Edition bring hope to people. The church should make people feel like this when they go to worship and by having the church be the church. Unfortunately, what I have seen is politics and petty junk. I'm sure that I have been part of the problem. What if the church became more like Extreme Makeover, Oprah and Dr. Phil. What if we truly gave the hope of Jesus Christ to people with no strings attached. We are too busy designing a church to meet our own needs without thinking about what Jesus wants. I think Jesus would design a church that met people where they were. Jesus hung out with the "scum of the earth" which I would be included in!
God is doing something in my heart and I will not be able to participate in the kind of church I have been apart of for much of my life. Call it what you want, Postmodernism, Reformation or something else. I want to be part of a community. My family wants to be a part of something bigger than ourselves! This may mean that we have to make major sacrifices in our lives but the sake of lost people deserves this! My prayer is that Jesus will make an Extreme Makeover in my life.
II Corinthians 5:17

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/30/2005 10:23:00 PM

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Stuck on the couch

I have been stuck on the couch the last 2 days because of a minor operation yesterday. My family is still sick too. I have been reading a great book by John Maxwell called "Winning with People." How true that is. The one thing I have learned over the last few years is that I don't want to be successful in anything if I have too treat people wrong. The last chapter I read talked about how "HURTING PEOPLE, HURT PEOPLE." There are several people in my sphere of influence that are dealing with this. My prayer is that they ignore those who want to hurt them and pray for them. Hang around people who will lift you up emotionally and spiritually. Proverbs 3:5-6

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/29/2005 04:15:00 PM

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Friday, January 28, 2005

Day 3

Today I had a procedure done (male stuff) so I'm out fo commission all weekend. I tried to get a new look and deleted my tag board. Angela, I need help. I'm excited about next Sunday because we are having a Super Bowl Bash @ church. It should be a great outreach. Then Monday we start renovations 4 our new youth center called the "attik." I will yap soon. KB

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/28/2005 08:24:00 PM

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Day 2

Well, I am actually making my next post. Things are fast a furious around my house. My wife and I are both sick. My 10 1/2 son has mono. God has been teaching me a lot this year about patience and forgiveness. Things don't always turn out the way I want them to but God is good no matter how people treat me. We have have seen some really cruel things this last year in my world. Eventhough people let you down, God never does. Cool!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/27/2005 06:39:00 PM

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Welcome Dawg Posse

Welcome to my Blog! To all my Posse @ element2 YO! I give a big bark to all my peeps! Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo! The Kdawg is in hiz-house! Seriously, I am new to this stuff and want to thank ladyfogg for all her help! God bless you all!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/26/2005 04:17:00 PM

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get to know me

article in local paper
i am recovering pharisee
origin of k-dawg

Reading Now

The Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado

Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
by Ed Young Jr.

Your Spritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
by C. Peter Wagner

Why Men Hate Going to Church
by David Murrow

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
by Aubrey Malphurs

must reads

The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
by Andy Stanley

Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
by Andy Stanley

The Best Question Ever
by Andy Stanley

Radical Reformission, The: Reaching Out without Selling Out
by Mark Driscoll

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
by Brian McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren

Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God
by Bill Hybels

A Passionate Church
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

A Passionate Life
by Mike Breen and Walt Kallenstad

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
by Donald Miller

Searching for God Knows What
by Donald Miller

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God's Agenda
by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby

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The Problem with labels.....
How many of the Ten Commandments can you name?
Tomrrow is 666!
Church apologises to neighbours
New Product
Al Gore, Preacher Man?
Soldier's dad to sue Westboro Baptist Church


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