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


Sunday, January 22, 2006

My Map Quest!

When I take a trip to a place I've never been, I will take out a map and figure out which way is the quickest, shortest and least stressful way to go. However, I have realized that in order to travel accurately I have to buy new maps every year. Maps change because our country is growing. I saw a map of 1938 Texas and could not believe how much it has changed. Dallas and Ft. Worth were actually separate cities. There were no interstates and no loops around any city. Maps change constantly. So how do know how to go when the maps are constantly changing. What do we do when they just might be in-accurate? We have to use a compass! A compass always points north and allows us to know what direction we are headed. Our world is changing constantly and the maps on how to get people to church have changed. Some of the programs and ministries that have been beloved by churches have become like old maps. They are not useful anymore. So what do we do? We have to depend on our compass. Our compass is the Bible and it points to Jesus. See lots of people are scared of change because they believe it leads to heresy. They are afraid it will lead to liberalism or the ways of the world. That can happen only when the leaders refuse to use the compass (the Bible). But the maps are changing and we have to create, buy or borrow new maps!
Judges 2:10 (NIV) After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.
How tragic to see a whole generation that does not even know God. People have free will and not everyone will accept Christ. Even the best parents can have children who reject Christ. But what about those who never hear about Jesus. They are a "lost generation!" The most recent stats I found show that only 5% of Europe attend church - In Canada only 19% and in the US 35% . Whose fault is that? I blame the church. The maps have changed and we haven't updated them. My passion in life is to reach the "lost generation." I am obsessed with making sure that the church I serve is relevant in our community. I am burdened by all of the people who don't know about God because "the church" has not updated the maps. We will be true to the compass (the Bible) but we will be changing our maps!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/22/2006 11:16:00 PM


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The Cure for the Common Life
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Recent Reads

The Creative Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your Creative Potential
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Why Men Hate Going to Church
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Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders
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The Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future
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Choosing to Cheat : Who Wins When Family and Work Collide?
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The Best Question Ever
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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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