Pastor’s Paragraphs – September 12, 2014

Dr. Rick Marshall

On Sunday we will affirm nine men to serve the next term on our Deacon Council. I am grateful for these men who are committed to the Lord and our church. Deacons are to be considered in the light of the passage in I Timothy where Paul outlines their qualifications. Let me take this opportunity to explain in a little more detail the work of Deacons in the church. The role of Deacons in Baptist churches varies greatly. Some see the role primarily as management. Others see it as service. We try … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs – September 5, 2014

Dr. Rick Marshall

This week I want you to give thought to the two following paragraphs which at first might seem disconnected. However, they both speak to issues faced by the church at large, as well as churches like ours. Sometime ago I came across the following information from the book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam. “Bowling Alone isn’t a Christian book, but it’s an analysis of the health of our sense of community in American culture. The author of Bowling … [Read more...]

Discovering Yourself

Dr. Rick Marshall

One of my favorite stories is about the child of a famous theologian who discovered himself. The learned professor tells about placing his preschool son in front of a large mirror. At first the boy did not recognize himself because he was too young. He didn’t know what a mirror was, but he did seem to enjoy seeing the figure in front of him on the glass wall. Then, all of a sudden one day the expression changed as he began to see the similarity between his motions and those of the boy in front … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs – August 29, 2014

Dr. Rick Marshall

I am pleased to have the opportunity for some reflection and planning with our staff leadership team on Monday and Tuesday of this week. We look forward to developing stronger ministries and improving communication as we evaluate needs and potential in our church. Much of what we seek to do comes from feedback you give us as well as challenges God has laid on our heart. It is our desire to give our church the best leadership possible for the day and time we live in. By the time you read this … [Read more...]

EHBC Outreach Ministry to be Featured in Baptist Health Newsletter

Sharon Myers and Merrill South

Ricky Solar and Sharon Myers met with Baptist Health’s public relations director, Merrill South regarding an article she’s putting in the Baptist Health Newsletter “Caring Touch”. With nothing but praise for this wonderful new addition to EHBC’s Outreach Ministry, Mrs. South expressed her heart-felt gratitude and that of the staff, volunteers and families who’ve been blessed by your prayers and the snacks provided. As Ricky shared a few examples of the prayer request texts he’s received since we … [Read more...]