10 Things I Would Do Differently If I Could Do Life Over Again

By all practical standards if I live a normal life, at the current age of 45 years, I’m at or past middle age. Maybe it doesn’t happen to everyone like this, but my middle age crisis has caused me to reflect on life thus far… (Certainly better than some crises I have heard) […] Continue Reading…

Discipline Yourself To Dream

We have had a busy season at Grace Community Church. Fall is the time of year when most churches ramp up their ministries, which tracks with back-to-school schedules and the change to cooler weather. Our church has been in a fast growth mode since day one, but we seem to be in a unique place of extraordinary growth right now. In addition to this growth we are launching new small groups, a college ministry, gearing up for our annual community outreach ministry, and adding a third service, along with numerous other changes occurring this fall, some that we are not ready to talk about yet. Some days it seems we have just enough energy to get through another week and all our time is focused on the next Sunday. […] Continue Reading…

Finishing Well/Leaving a Legacy (A Tribute to my Dad)

When I meet with people who have made mistakes in life in my role as a pastor, I am always less concerned with where they have been or what they have done wrong. I am always more concerned with where they want to go in life and how dedicated they are to get there. My dad is an example of someone that wants to end well. I believe his legacy will prove he achieved his goal. […] Continue Reading…

Why Another Church Plant? (Happy Birthday Grace Community Church!)

Grace Community Church was four years old yesterday. Happy Birthday! We will celebrate it tomorrow by asking our people to sacrifice more and serve the city of Clarksville by offering a third service for the first time. If you do not have a church home join us at 8:30, 10:00 or 11:30 AM at Rossview High School. You can find directions HERE. […] Continue Reading…

Help For Ministry Wives (Interview with Rachel Lovingood)

One of the toughest jobs in the church must be the role of pastor or minister’s spouse. Recently Cheryl (my spouse) completed a Bible study on her own that she felt was very helpful to her. She believes it will be helpful for other ministry spouses. If her schedule will ever allow it she would love to lead a group of area wives through this study. I decided since it was valuable enough for my wife that I would like to interview one of the authors. […] Continue Reading…

Everlast Series Begins This Week at Grace Community Church

Is there anything these days that lasts forever? We think so. This Sunday at Grace Community Church, in addition to adding a third service, we are launching a new series called “Everlast”. If you have ever wondered if anything is for keeps, this is the series for you. […] Continue Reading…