Sliding Into the Forum

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pastor Trent, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Pastor Trent

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    Have you ever noticed what happens when a new person joins a church? Usually one of two things.

    First there is the person who bids their time. Looks for opportunities to get acquainted and slowly becomes part of the body.

    Then there is the one who swoops in, is readily accepted, and takes their place in the body quickly.

    There is much success in the first method and varying degrees of it with the second.

    That being said, I'm more inclined to be like the latter rather than the former. Probably this is true of most Pastor-types. But I have poked around on the board here for some time and thought now was a good opportunity to join.

    I have been in ministry for 18 years, I'm married with 8 children and have been pastoring for the first time in the last 5 years.

    I look forward to the fellowship and information gained through this site.

    Trent
     
  2. Tom Butler

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    Welcome aboard, Pastor Trent.
     
  3. LeBuick

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    Hey, I got a welcome in before Sue...


    Welcome... 8 kids on a pastors salary... We'll keep you lifted before the throne.
     
  4. Plain Old Bill

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    We3lcome from the Great Pacific Northwest.:wavey: :godisgood:
     
  5. I Am Blessed 24

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    Hello Pastor Trent,

    A great BIG welcome to the BB from the great state of Illinois!

    Come on down to the COMMON GROUND COFFEE HOUSE in "All Other Discussions", where as Christians, we are all on common ground...

    It is a great place to kick back, relax, and get to know each other. And we have FREE food and beverages!

    Blessings,
    ┬žue :)

    I went to bed early. LOL
     
  6. Pastor Trent

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    # 8 is actually on the way next month..... And thank you for keeping me before the throne. As for the salary... I hear ya... but :godisgood:

    Looking forward to getting you all a little better as well.

    :type:
    Trent
     
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    (Yawn) Welcome to the BB.

    Time for me to hit the hay. Was not feeling good all night.
     
  8. Pastor Trent

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    Thanks for taking the time to say hello despite your rough night. And may the Lord give you a rest of peace.

    :type:
    Trent
     
  9. Rippon

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    Welcome aboard Pastor Trent. I notice you are with the Free-will arm. Interesting discussions may ensue later on.
     
  10. Pastor Trent

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    Ah, my friend, here comes the qualifier.

    What we have is an historic moniker....not an honest one.

    When Brother Ben Randall[​IMG] was used to begin the Freewill Baptist movement in this region he could not have seen that day in 1911 when the "Northern Baptist" swallowed it whole.

    The aforementioned "Northern Baptist" of course became the "American Baptist"[​IMG]. That day in 1911 when the congregation in West Buxton, Maine rejoiced in the decision, would most likely have felt undone had they been able to see the day in 1978 when their descendants voted to leave the ABC and stake their own ground in a lower-case "i" independent kind-of-way.

    Thus, the conversations may ensue but I'm afraid I will do a poor job holding on to the denominational baton [​IMG]



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    hot linking here is possible but is it advisable? hmmmmm:tonofbricks:
     
  11. Brother Bob

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    You notice that Rippon looked to see if you were "reformed" or Freewill the first thing.

    His handle is not "Rip" for nothing...................:laugh: Spell it slow and its, Rip.....on......you..........:)

    BTW; Welcome!

    BBob,
     
  12. Rippon

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  13. Brother Bob

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  14. Rippon

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    Thanks for the clarification and kind words BB.
     
  15. Jon-Marc

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    Welcome to the BB, Pastor Trent. I tend to join a church too quickly and often regret it. I never had that problem in Michigan, but I don't particularly like these southern Baptist churches as well as I did the ones in Michigan.
     
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    I don't understand, Michigan is filled with southern people :confused: :confused:
     
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    Welcome aboard!! :wavey:
     
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    as a fairly "n00b" myself, welcome! I would love to understand your "qualifier" in a later thread :D
     
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    Swoosh. Welcome to the board!
     
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    Swoosh. Welcome to the board!
     

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