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


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Going out of business

I'm kind of sad. Cassandra and I bought our first bedroom furniture from Rhodes furniture 16 years ago. I went by there today because they are going out of business after 130 years. In recent years many of the greatest companies in the US and the world are no longer. K-mart is now Sears Essentials. Wilco, Wolworths, Zayer, Homelife, Shoneys, Rich's, Gayfers, Caster-Knot, Eastern Airlines, TWA, and others are either out of business or absorbed by another company. Even AT&T is a non player. What happened? I think the world is changing so radically that these companies have not kept up with the changes. That happens in church life also. Some of the "great" churches of just a decade ago are dying. The members want to serve themselves and have become irrelevant to their communities. My fear is that FBTC will become another great church that goes south. We have already seen that just in the almost 3 years I have been here. Last weekend we had half the people we did my first Sunday. I talked to a great friend of mine (Ken Nuss) in Gulfport, MS yesterday. Hurricane Katrina literally wiped out their building. It has been a blessing in disguise. They are becoming a "NEW" church! They were a traditional church before Katrina. But God has a way of changing things in an instant. They had to move to the local high school and change the way they operate. They are no longer "doing church" they are "being the church." They will now no longer have Sunday PM services. They will not have Sunday School anymore. They are meeting in homes with small group Bible Studies. They will not even have a choir anymore! They are moving to contemporary music. Unbelievable! Katrina has been used by God to make them a relavant church in Gulfport! I'm jealous! Their pastor gave the vision for the "NEW" FBCG last week. Their new focus is Faith, Family and others! They are streamlining their ministries so they can make a difference in Gulfport. WOW! I think more churches should be affected by Katrina in the way First Baptist Gulfport has been affected!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/25/2005 01:22:00 PM


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