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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part Three)

Although we have little doubt that there is a need for new church plants, we are not Naïve concerning the potential advantages and disadvantages of launching a new work.   As such, we are trying to walk into this endeavor with our eyes wide open.  We are also working hard ...

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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part Two)

The Need for New Churches Of all the options available to us --multiple services, bigger buildings, satellites, and church plants-- we have chosen to plant a new church. As stated in part one, it is not our contention that all of the other options are necessarily wrong in every circumstance ...

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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part One)

Word is out about the new GFBC church plant that is scheduled to launch January 31, 2010.  GFBC launched on April 7, 2006, just over three and a half years ago.  However, since then, we have seen significant growth.  Most of that growth has occurred in the past year.  A ...

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Continuing Collapse: October 2009 Bonus

By Bruce N. Shortt, J.D., Ph.D. WELCOME TO THE CONTINUING COLLAPSE!    Exposing Government Schools: The Youth Ministry of the State Church of Secular Humanism     October, Anno Domini 2009   "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies." (Groucho Marx ...

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Important New Book

Paul Renfro, my fellow elder at Grace Family Baptist Church, has joined with Timothy Jones (editor), Brandon Shields, and Jay Strother to write a very important book.  Perspectives on Family Ministry, takes a careful look at the very important question, “How should the church organize it’s efforts to disciple ...

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Fuller Youth Institute: Right Questions... Wrong Presuppositions

By Matthew Hudson   Recently, editors of Leadership Journal, Marshall Shelley and Brandon O'Brien, interviewed the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and a former youth pastor, Dr. Kara Powell (Ph.D., Fuller). It was so refreshing and encouraging to hear them ask one of ...

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What He Must Be Featured on Family Life Today

Several weeks ago I sat down in the Family Life Today studio in Little Rock, AR to record a couple of segments on my new book, What He Must Be:  IF He Wants to Marry My Daughter.  Those segments turned into three or four shows.  Those shows will air on ...

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Where Are All the Healthy Churches?

As I have the privilege of teaching at homeschool conferences around the country (California, Iowa, and Virginia to name a few), I have had the privilege of talking to hundreds of families.  For the most part, these conversations have been very encouraging.  However, there is one thing I’ve learned ...

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Is the Church a Family of Families? Part 2

What We Are Trying to Say Perhaps it will be helpful to describe the origin of the term ‘family of families’ within the GFBC context.  As we were meeting to form the core group that would ultimately plant GFBC, we had a number of discussions about the distinctives of the ...

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Family Driven Faith En Espanol

I have been amazed by the number of requests from Spanish-speakers to have Family Driven Faith translated into Spanish.  Unfortunately, Crossway does not have the ability to do the translation in-house.  Therefore, the only hope was for another publisher to buy the rights to do the translation.  Well... that just ...

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