It was a joy to speak for the Arkansas Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference this week in Hot Springs.

A big shout-out to my friend, Pastor Charlie Dates, for the opportunity to speak at the Faith & Public Life series this week at the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago.

It was a great joy to celebrate kick-off my 7th pastoral anniversary at the Shiloh Church by having dinner with the elders of the church and their families.


November 5 was the day I was called to pastor my first church back in 1990. I am “Thankful for 25 Years of Pastoral Ministry.”

Read my article about my father – H.B. Charles Jr. – and his ministry influence on me: “Lessons My Father Taught Me” 

NEW DEVOTIONAL: “The Greatest Promise in the Bible” 

Jeff Robinson: Reflections on 40 Years in Pastoral Ministry with R. Kent Hughes

Brian Croft: What is the most common ministry priority neglected by pastors? 

Tom Schreiner: Women Preachers? A Response to Perry Noble

Bob Kauflin: Thoughts on the Call to Worship

Mike Leake: Pray For Your Church 31 Day Challenge

Chris Brauns: The System I Use for Long Term Scripture Memorization

Jon Bloom: Your Bible is a Gold Mine 

Eric Geiger: Ten Differences Between a Boss and a Leader

Jared Sparks: The Biblical Celebrity Preacher

Erik Raymond: Has Prosperity Thinking Shaped Your Ministry Expectations? 

Garrett Kell: 7 Reasons Not To Skip Church

Paul Maxwell: What Getting Dumped Says About You

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Pastor’s Book: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide to Pastoral Ministry by R. Kent Hughes

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: The Charles Simeon Trust


Do you have any shout-outs or ministry links to share? Join the conversation in the comments section.