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
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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


Sunday, October 09, 2005

Marketing and Church

What is it that Madison Ave. has learned that the church has not? That people are looking for new, improved and improving. Andy Stanley shared at Catalyst that every product and company that wants to keep their market share and continue to grow must keep changing. Andy had a table full of products that all of us know, Clorox, Scott tissue, windex, huggies, etc.... Each one had a label that said new or new improved. The point is that Madison Ave. realizes that people want new stuff. They also want their old products to imporve and keep improving. It makes you feel like they are improving for you. Church should be like that. So many churches say "we haven't done it that way before." We need new churches. Existing churches should be starting them and supporting them. The Bridge Church that we started would still be going had we gotten support. Existing churches even the best of them need to improve and keep improving. FBTC is a prime example of a great church that didn't improve and now the church that I live near (nameless) is the "NEW" church and they are growing. They have even changed some of their methods recently. They are improving. It is sad that the business world understands more of how to reach people than the church. They have nothing of substance to offer the world but they reach people thru ads and stuff. The media has done a great job also. They move people thru their videos and music. Some churches are catching up but most of us are stuck in the 1970's or earlier! Contemporary ministry is not about singing Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Hillsong. That may be part of it. But Contemporary ministry involves meeting today's generation where they are and finding ways to connect with them. Do we continue Sunday Night church just because we have always done it? I would rather free up the "church" to be the "church." Why not have small group bible studies in homes? Why not free your people up to know and minister to their neighbors? Why not encourage the "church" to go to health clubs, civic clubs, school clubs and so on rather than knocking on doors for visitation? Why not build relationships with people different than ourselves? I have a dream of a church that truly ministers to people. I dream of a church that is not about the pastor, deacons or anyone else in the church. I dream of a church that truly wants to reach their community for Christ. I dream of a church that takes risks! I dream of a church that sees lives changed. This is ugly sometimes because it brings in people that scare us! But that is my dream. I guy can have a dream can't he!????!!!??

posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/09/2005 03:50:00 PM


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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

Made it home alive!
It's hard to leave Catalyst
Blown Away
catalyst update
Leaving in the morning!
Bigger Than me!
Control Freeks
I'm going to Catalyst!
The Church Police! arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why Grace?

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