THE SECRET OF A SUCCESSFUL CHURCH

Bill Simmons, in his book, The Book of Basketball, talks about a chance meeting he had with NBA legend Isiah Thomas. In this meeting, Simmons details how Thomas shares what he calls the “secret of basketball.” Since he was writing a book on basketball–and since Thomas is a 12-time NBA all-star and 2-time NBA champion–Simmons […]

NINE (MORE) THINGS MARK CUBAN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MINISTRY

I recently read Mark Cuban’s How to Win at the Sport of Business, and then blogged about some of the things I learned. The book was so good, that I couldn’t reserve the list to just nine things, so here is a follow up blog on nine more things Mark Cuban taught me about the ministry. […]

NINE THINGS MARK CUBAN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MINISTRY

Some years ago I read through Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and then related some of the lessons I learned in a blog. I can honestly say the book greatly impacted my life, particularly the way I do ministry. After reading through Mark Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, I […]

WHAT IS THE ACHILLES HEEL OF YOUR WALK WITH GOD?

There is a legend in Greek mythology that details the story of a baby on whom a young death was prophesied. This baby’s name was Achilles. To thwart this prophecy, Achilles’ mother, Thetis, took him to the River Styx, a river that supposedly offered powers of invulnerability. Thetis placed her faith in this river’s fabled power, and […]

HOW I DO PREMARITAL COUNSELING

My most successful premarital counseling experience is what some might consider a failure. This is because, the day before the wedding, the couple I counseled decided not to marry. It was a very emotional decision for both individuals, one that did not come lightly. I consider it a success though, because the break up happened prior […]

A SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR INTERVIEWS A HOMOSEXUAL

It was in sixth grade that I met Matt. He had moved to my hometown of Mabank, Texas from Colorado Springs. We met in band and became friends. We weren’t the best of friends, but we were more than acquaintances. Although we now live on opposite sides of the nation, through the magic of social […]

DRAWING NEAR AS THE DAY DRAWS NEAR

The following is an excerpt from the final chapter of my book, The Church Member, which is available on Amazon for $15 in paperback, or $10 in Kindle. You can also be included in future drawings for a free copy by following my blog: There are essentially two responses I often hear from individuals who […]

RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE CHURCH MEMBER

From now until the end of March, anyone who follows jaredwellman.com will be entered to win a free copy of my book, The Church Member. This means that if you already follow the blog that you are already entered for a chance to win. If you are not currently following, then all you need to do is […]

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