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)

Children:
Jacob
Hope

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

dmbc
my parents ministry
starbucks
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



 

Monday, February 27, 2006

Program or vision?

Are people drawn to a program or a vision? Marty Duren has a great post on the lack of Cooperative program giving in SBC churches. Check it out here. I think his point is right--that people are drawn to a vision not a program. I will take it one step further-Men are not drawn to programs-they are drawn to a vision. The CP was designed to pool money from churches to send out missionaries. That is a vision that most people can get behind. A small church can feel apart of the Great Commission by giving their money to support missions. But the CP has no meaning to many SBC'ers especially younger SBC'ers. They don't even know what it is. It is sad, when the largest churches in the SBC don't give much at all to the CP yet those are the pastors who shape the SBC. Check out this article. It is time to overhaul the system. I don't like to point out opportunities without giving possible solutions: 1. Change the name of the Cooperative Program to Mission Millennium or Great Commission Challenge. (come up with another catchy name -just a start) 2. Have only one "Special Offering" each year. People feel like they are being asked for money all year long with Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, Baptist Children's Home offering, State Offerings, State College Offerings, etc..... 3. Stop wasting $$ promoting our SBC agencies and give the money to the missionaries who are on the field. That is why we give in the first place. People want to be part of something bigger than themselves. These are just a few suggestions to how we can bring the CP into the 21st Century.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/27/2006 08:59:00 AM

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previous posts

Nip it in the bud............
Caption this......
Questions about the IMB Baptism Policy?
Why all of the venom?
I am fashion challenged!
A moment on the lips........
Tradition vs. New: Either-or Or Both and?
What the younger generation is looking for...........
How can people who serve the same God................
We still have a long way to go..........

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