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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." .

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art rogers
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kiki cherry
david phillips
dorcas hawker
arkansas rasorbaptist
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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
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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, October 27, 2005

Criticism, agendas & stuff....

I can take criticism when I know the one doing it cares about me. There are certain people in my life who have earned the right to point out areas I need to work on and I will listen and usually work on what they have pointed out. My parents esp. my dad has a way of lovingly pointing out areas in my life I need to change. Cassandara does also. My friend Thomas Hammond is a get in your face type of guy but I know he cares about me. Jason Burns has also helped me greatly. Rob Jackson in Decatur, AL is very wise and eventhough our styles of ministry differ I respect him greatly. Dr. Bob Horner my former pastor has earned the right also. I would gladly listen to Angela, John, Whitney, Greg, Soup, Neil, Dana and Steve and maybe a few more @ FBTC because I know they care about me. (Just for the record, this isn't happening now, it was just on my mind from the past.) There are other people who I feel have agendas. Not a church, but their own agenda. They want the music a certain way. They want their family ministered to, they want to be fed...... Ugghh! John Morgan sent me a quote that said churches don't have a eating problem, they have an exercise problem. I am convinced that most criticisim would go away if people would just do ministry. If they would get involved and make a difference for Christ. I'm sure we all have agendas, including me. I have given my agenda to God and I hope that His agenda is becoming me rather than the other way around. Now even evil or agenda driven people can have good points. Eventhough their method may stink or hurt, we can't ignore their criticism. A few years ago I had an ugly incident where several "well meaning" men called me out @ night to talk about their concerns in the church. They had wrong motives and what they said hurt. But I had to realize that some of what they said was true. They had an agenda, but I made some necessary changes in my life even through the ugly stuff they said. I am grateful for those who care about me enough to help me grow in my faith and as a person.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/27/2005 11:56:00 AM


Blogger Jason Burns said...

I am convinced that most criticisim would go away if people would just do ministry.
That just about says it all!

10/27/2005 09:20:00 PM  

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