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


Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Catalyst: "A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process." "One that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences" I love change. Not for change sake, but because I love seeing changed lives. I want to be a Catalyst! I want to be a change agent. I desire to make a difference in the world for Jesus! I want to be a part of something bigger than myself! How does one do this? I think that I have to be changed. I have been and still am changing. I'm a different person today than when I moved to Mobile. I am humbled! I'm broken. That is good. I can't do things on my own. That is good. That is where God wants me to be. Nothing pumps me up more than to see lives changed because of God. Too often churches try to be something I don't think He wants. We add so many programs that we are too busy to build community. In a community, people care about each other. In a community, people know each other. I'll be honest, I don't know my neighbors well. I don't know half the people in my church very well. This stinks!!!!! It is partly my fault. It is partly the system we have in church. What's the point? What is the goal of our church? Matthew 28:18-20 says the goal is to make disciples. Most SBC churches make "converts." We brag about baptisms and church membership. We have canned sales presentations called "FAITH" or "CWT" or "THE NET." We put notches on our belts bragging about how we are right. We fight over the Bible and whether it is inerrent or infallible. When is the last time we (including me) fought for a person. When is the last time we cried because someone didn't know Jesus? How many of these "converts" are growing in their faith? What is the goal? How do we know when we have won? I'm not saying I have all of the answers. To me we need to streamline our ministries. As I said yesterday we need to quit "DOING CHURCH" and BE THE CHURCH!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 9/28/2005 10:54:00 AM


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