Posts with the category “jamie-tickel”

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Sundays More Awesome That Require Very Little Effort
by Jamie Tickel on September 15th, 2022
We are all bargain shoppers at heart. We want to get the best possible deal on almost everything. It's true with our groceries, cars and clothing to name a few. Don't get me wrong, that's definitely a part of being a good steward of what God has entrusted us with. But I think it carries over into our faith walk with Jesus. We want to get the maximum amount of good while paying out the least amount of effort. (It's a good thing our salvation was offered free to us, am I right?) To put it another way, we are tempted to become bargain-hunting disciples. We are tempted to follow Jesus to the extent that He disrupts my plans. This is a far cry from Romans 12:1-2.   Read More
A First Time Guest In 13 Different Churches
by Jamie Tickel on July 20th, 2022
I'm a pastor. And because I'm a pastor I spend most of my time and Sundays in my church but when I take a vacation or spend time away on a twelve-week sabbatical as I had recently I visit other churches. I want to be challenged with strong preaching, be lifted up by powerful worship and be encouraged by other brothers and sisters in Christ. I enjoy looking around and seeing what other churches are doing and possibly get some ideas for my church context. That's what I did when I visited thirteen churches over the course of 12 weeks.   Read More
SBC In The News
by Jamie Tickel on May 25th, 2022
As some of you may know, an investigative report was released yesterday detailing incidents of sexual abuse and accusations of attempted cover-ups in the Southern Baptist Convention. The investigation and report were sanctioned by the SBC’s own Executive Committee and is nearly 300 pages. Click here for a news article. As you can imagine, news of a scandal of this sort among the largest protestant denomination is traveling far and wide. Please be discerning as you consume stories.   Read More
Thoughts About My Sabbatical
by Jamie Tickel on April 13th, 2022
As many of you probably know, I will be beginning my 12-week sabbatical after Easter. This is definitely a new season for me and I have never experienced a sabbatical in my 24 years of ministry. Of course, I've been thinking a lot about it, and here are a few thoughts I want to share with you.   Read More