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


Friday, November 04, 2005

Why New is better!

Andy Stanley talked about New, Improved and Improving and Catalyst last month. I'm reading a book by Gene Apple and Alan Nelson called How to Change Your Church Without Killing It that has some interesting insight! Their premise is not New Churches vs. Exisiting Churches it is both! Alan planted a thriving church in AZ and Gene transitioned an exisiting church in Las Vegas into a vibrant one before leaving for Willowcreek. They pointed out something that was very enlightening. Look at all of these verses: Psalm 98:1, Isaiah 42:9, Isaiah 43:18-19, Isaiah 65:17, Lamentations 3:22-23, Ezekiel 11:19, Ezekiel 18:30-31, Matthew 9:17, Mark 1:27, Hebrews 9:15, John 13:34, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 5:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:22-24. Notice the use of the word NEW in each verse! God is a God of change. You don't believe me wake up every morning and a new day looks different than the one before. When we lived in Texas the joke was if you don't like the weather wait an hour it will change. Look at people they are different. They change daily. New is better! Those that reminisce on the past are missing the boat. We need new churches! But we don't need to destroy old ones. Existing churches must change and become new. Existing churches need to start new churches. New churches can help existing churches become new. We are not in competition with each other. The enemy is satan! Think of how many existing churches have become more relevant because of Willowcreek and Saddleback churches! They did new things 20-25 years ago. Flamingo Road was an exisiting church that decided to change and become new, now they are relevant to their community and have been teaching other churches across the world that they too can change and become new! Any healthy organism grows. Churches need to grow and become new. Technology is changing every day. I bought a new Palm T-5 in August. I was at the Palm store last month and now they have the Palm T/X that has wireless built in and a bigger screen for $50 less than I paid for mine a month before! Life changes! People change! Why don't we in the church change! If Paul said that we are NEW creations then why aren't we changing? I will continue to push for change. I ask that my friends push me to change. I read, listen to other leaders and study so I can change. Change is for winners! Status quo is for losers!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 11/04/2005 10:58:00 AM


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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

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Leaving the ministry?
Word to all my peeps!
Life is short
Picking our battles?
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