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:

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kiki cherry
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tim sweatman
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mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
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jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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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, November 13, 2005

Spirtuality Made Simple...........

I recently was trying to find a workout that Cassandra and I could do together. I am a workout junkie. I workout at least 4-5 times a week out in my garage. I know you will laugh but I bought the Fitness Made Simple 45Min FAT BURNING WORKOUT. Go ahead and rip it but the stuff works. It really is simple. But I didn't want to watch John Basedow everyday I workout so I wrote down every workout so we can do it on our own. But in the DVD, John really shows how simple it is to workout. Any novice could do it. When I started really working out years ago I went to a Gold's Gym in Beaumont, TX. I was 155 pounds soaking wet. I was an avid runner, in fact I ran 7-10 miles a day. But I wanted to have more muscle tone so I started lifting weights. One of the trainers befriended me and showed me step by step how to work out. I still use his routine today. I gained 30 pounds of pure muscle in a few short months. I became the massive man that I am today! (ha!) But it would not have happened had I not had my friend pushing me. It got me thinking about spirtuality. How many people come to church or accept Christ somewhere but don't have "spiritual" coaches or trainers to help them grow. How many Christians are like the people who join health clubs in January only to quit by the 3rd week. They say it doesn't work for them because no one showed them how. The word we use today to describe this kind of training is "Discipleship." But I'm not talking about Discipleship Training or Training Union. I'm talking about one-on-one or small group discipleship like I got in college with Campus Outreach. Too often churches make it hard to grow in our faith. We have to jump thru hoops and follow the mold that the church has used for years. Reggie McNeal in his book The Present Future says that churches need to operate more like the YMCA. We should take people thru Orientations. We need to each have personal trainers. Our relationship with Christ shouldn't be so difficult. We need Spirituality Made Simple.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 11/13/2005 10:31:00 PM


Blogger joe kennedy said...


11/13/2005 11:24:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

oh, and i thought this spiritual trainer person... well, i thought those were DISCIPLERS. wow. amazing. what you're saying is people need to be DISCIPLED. so sad that nobody wants to do it though. probably because they never had it themselves.

mature as a believer and follower of Christ? no way, i don't want to be sent to AFRICA or something. that's where they send all those mature christians, you know. Africa.

11/13/2005 11:26:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I did disciple 1 guy but he stopped showing up. You have 2 want it.

11/13/2005 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

that's true.

very very true.

11/13/2005 11:50:00 PM  

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