Last week our grandson, Chandler, went to the doctor for a follow up appointment on his lungs. (He had severe necrotizing pneumonia and lung surgery last year.) As he sat on the little table in the checkup room, the nurse began taking his vitals. As she prepared to...
Without question, the greatest responsibilities a pastor carries are prayer and preaching. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.—Acts 6:4 Even so, administration is part of the leadership package as well. In fact, this...
Every church has a culture—a functioning set of values and identity. Hopefully, this culture reflects what the church says it believes and teaches. But that is not always the case. Too many times, the culture of a church becomes one of divisiveness, pride, or...
One of the plaguing sins of American Christians is ingratitude. So many people spend their lives looking for that something—some other place, person, opportunity, recognition—that will be better. Their discontentment diverts their attention from what they already...
Marriage—a Perfect Journey
for Imperfect Couples
Dr. Paul Chappell
Lancaster Baptist Church
In 1986, the Lord brought me to Lancaster Baptist Church, and I have been blessed to serve as the senior pastor here for these past thirty-one years.
West Coast Baptist College
As the president of West Coast Baptist College, we have established our mission as “Training Laborers for His Harvest.” The Lord has allowed us to see over two thousand graduates serving today on harvest fields around the world.