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December 12, 2017
6 Ways to Protect Your Church from Sexual Misconduct
Gary Derbyshire

Over the past few months, there has been a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations against an unprecedented number of celebrities, politicians, and other high profile individuals. Some have proven to be unfounded and people just looking to make a quick buck, but the majority of these cases are well-founded, documented, and proven and […]

December 7, 2017
3 Principals of Hollywood Law
Gary Derbyshire

The holiday season is always ripe with new movie releases and box office hits. We’ve got some great debuts coming this December. I for one am looking forward to watching the new Star Wars movie with all my family visiting for the holidays. However, even at the end of movies I really liked, I am […]

November 29, 2017
5 Unique Qualities of a Pastor
Gary Derbyshire

About five years ago, I went before a panel of eight senior pastors for a four hour interview. I was 23 and had been called a "Youth Minister" for four years and thought it may be time to actually pursue ordination. The New Testament doesn’t provide an extensive guide on the selection of a pastor, […]

November 21, 2017
5 Thoughts from Arizona Southern Baptist Leaders
Gary Derbyshire

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting at First Southern Baptist Church of Tucson. It was a great time of spiritual renewal, challenging sermons, quality time with some other youth pastors and local church planters, and encouraging news from churches God is using all around our great […]

November 14, 2017
5 Reasons Discipleship is not a Profession
Gary Derbyshire

In the church world, the word discipleship is used a lot. When it is used, it typically refers to the process of making Christians stronger in their faith, but it actually encompasses much more than that. The concept of making disciples is a huge theme in the New Testament and modern Christians in America are […]

November 7, 2017
4 Reasons Discipleship is Not a Program
Gary Derbyshire

In the church world, the word discipleship is used a lot. When it is used, it typically refers to the process of making Christians stronger in their faith, but it actually encompasses sharing Christ with non-Christians too. The concept of making disciples is a huge theme in the New Testament and modern Christians in America […]

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