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Pastoral Ministry

Thoughts on Preaching in the Summer, Part 1

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

This is a busy season in my life. There are kids clubs to run, mission trips to take, church partnership development/networking phone calls to make, and conventions to attend. In addition to all of the heightened activity going on around me is the routine weekly sermon. I've been reflecting on...

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Tags: preaching, summer, kamloops, guest speakers

Book Ministry: Alaina Jones needs your help!

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Perhaps you've heard the adage, "The family that prays together stays together." I love that proverb, because it is true and also it emphasizes the need for the family to be united around God and His glory. With that idea in mind, may I offer you another contemporary proverb? "The church...

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Tags: christian, books, kamloops, bridge baptist church

Decision Making: Learning from Leaders

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

The scene appears almost comical to any self-respecting man living within the current century: mommy asking the boss for a promotion for her sons. In all fairness to moms, what parent wouldn’t want opportunity and advancement for their children? Regardless of the way the text may initially...

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Tags: leaders, leadership, jesus, choices, making decisions, deciding, choosing, oversight, shepherding

The Promised Shepherd

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

The first observation I have is this: shepherds must be rather important from God’s view of things, or else He wouldn’t have wasted His time promising them to us. Therefore, it is very important that you find a man to be your shepherd. God says so! Having a shepherd is critical to God’s eternal...

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Tags: leadership, pastor, pastoral ministry, faithful, trustworthy