GlenGlenn Ward, Director of Missions

            The title of this article was the title of a special event for our bi-vocational pastors and their wives August 9-10.  We partnered with Southwest Metroplex Baptist Association (Johnson County).  Along with their DOM, Scott Whitson and his wife Leslie, there were eleven who attended from there.  There were twenty-nine from PBA who attended, along with five guests who either spoke or provided music.  Dr. Jimmie Nelson was our keynote speaker, sharing encouraging and practical messages from his many years of working with pastors—as well as pastoring and serving at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth.  Sherman and Tammy Aten blessed us with great music.  Scott and Lori Dix shared very encouraging marriage enrichment material entitled “Love and Respect in Marriage.” Jan Cason spoke on “The Business of Ministry” and David Tate spoke on sermon preparation, while Leslie Whitson spoke to the pastor’s wives on being a pastor’s wife.

            Special thanks to Lakeside Baptist Church for hosting this event and especially to Sharon Johnson and her team for the beautiful decorations and outstanding food!  From the evaluation forms that have been returned to me, it was a very good weekend as we sought to express appreciation and encouragement to those who give divided time between pastoring and working in a secular job to help provide for their family
            Special thanks to Boots Hubbard, Team Leader of our Church Health Team for allowing the use of his budget for helping with the cost.  Thanks to Mark Forrest, Pastor at Lakeside and Team Leader for our Leadership Team for allowing us to use funds from his section of the budget, along with funds from SWMBA to provide honorariums for our speakers.  Thanks to Ira Antoine in the bi-vocational ministry section of the BGCT for providing funds for our food.  It is truly a blessing to serve in an association where everyone is important!  May the Lord bless you in your ministry for the Lord, whether as a full-time, part-time, or volunteer!

I’m so glad to be your DOM,
Paluxy Baptist Association | 1844 Acton Highway, Granbury, Texas 76049 | 817-579-5111
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