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


Thursday, April 28, 2005

Elephant in the Room

Years ago Youth Specialties had a Edge TV video about a family that had an obvious problem in their house but they were all ignoring it. The parents and the two teenage children where wearing clothes pins on their noses. You could see the tension between the family but they were ignoring it. You could hear an elephant in the next room and hear the son shoveling the "dung" but the family ignored it. It must have stunk. If the family had just removed the "elephant" then they could move on. Last night Soupie, Angela and I decided to attempt to get rid of the elephant in the room of our church, well at least the student ministry. We asked the students to tell what was going on and why they were discouraged about church. It was tense and difficult. One young man came up to me at the end and expressed how much he likes Soupie, Angela and me and that he hopes we didn't take anything personally. I told him if I was worried about my feelings I wouldn't have allowed that meeting. Sometimes you have to go thru "dung" to get clean. I'm not perfect and God has broke me of everything, spiritually and financially. This has been the hardest 2 years of my life. We are running low on $ because our church voted to cut our salary. One minister already left because they cut him even more. Henry Blackaby says that God doesn't want Spiritual leaders who are committed to him. He wants Spiritual leaders who are submitted to Him. I picture a child being spanked for discipline. My dad always stopped when I went limp and was broken. That is where I am after these last 2 years. That is where God wants me to be!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 4/28/2005 11:43:00 AM

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Leaders: Are they born or made?

I am a student of leadership. I read every book I can about it. The question that is often brought up are leaders born or made? I think it is some of both. At least when it comes to Spiritual Leadership. We can read books and go to conferences and learn how to become a leader. But Spiritual Leadership only comes to a person who is close to God and He chooses to bless. Henry and Richard Blackaby said, "It is one thing to call God your friend. It is quite another for God to call you his friend." How do we get to the point where Jesus calls us his friend. By spending time with Him in prayer and Bible Study. There are dangers to becoming a Spiritual Leader. God will shape you to become what He wants. We have to give up our desires and follow his. My prayer is that I become a friend of God.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 4/22/2005 01:53:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005


I always had great vision growing up. I had 20/15 vision. But a few years ago my eyes began to weaken. The Dr. said it was age. O well. But as they turned the optical lenses around I could begin to see clearer. Vision is important! I lets directs us to where we need to go. Vision is important in all organizations too. If you don't know where you are going, how do you know if your winning? Churches that don't have vision will die. How do you know if your winning if you don't have a goal. It is time that churches began to get their "eyes" in focus. We have made church everything but something that glorifies God. I have sat in worship services before and thought, "did Jesus die for this?" God forbid that we just do church instead of "being a church." My life goal is to "be the church" "the hands and feet of Jesus." Proverbs 29:18

posted by Kevin Bussey at 4/13/2005 11:00:00 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

previous posts

My site has moved....
SBC acquires rights to Gordy Gecko!
Church of Scientology to sponsor a NASCAR Team
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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