Thursday, September 9, 2010

New church sign!

Well, there wasn't really anything wrong with the old one.... (well, except somebody'd shot a hole clean through it!) Anyways, insurance came to the rescue and helped us get this new one!

(Photos and movable character ideas courtesy of Stephen Raub)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Junior Camp 2010 - Misfit Pirates!

Here's a portion of a skit video from Pleasant View Baptist Church's Junior camp- themed the Old Ship of Zion! Starring: (in the order of appearance) Caleb Waycaster as Captain Courageous, Lee Wynn as Prankster the Pirate, Pastor Stacy Shiflett as First Mate 'Lick the Plank' Nate, Anthony James as Stump the Sailor, and Derek Gazaway as Captain Cook. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kids for Christ

Just sitting down on a beautiful Saturday evening and putting down a few of these thoughts about this weekend. We got a bus! The first ever bus ministry here at Pleasant View Baptist Church. From bus calling today, we've got plenty of riders lined up and ready to go! So excited about what God is doing through us! It's all because of Him.

Well, first of all, I'm excited that one day, I might be walking down the street, and get stopped by a middle aged man who shakes my hand and says, "You brought me to church on that little yellow bus. And now I'm a pastor. Thank you so much for doing that for me." I may take a missions trip to the Philippines and meet a missionary's wife and she might say, "Thank you so much for taking me to church on that bus every Sunday morning." Awesome thought, huh?

Like our bus captain says, I want to see the church auditorium filled with snot-nosed kids running around in blue jeans, baseball caps and rock-n-roll t-shirts. I want to love them just the way they are. Because I want to see all that potential realized in every one of their lives! Just think of the impact it could make in our community!

I'm thinking about Gaven, not even eight years old yet, and he's already brought more visitors to church than I have this year. And I'm thinking about little 'Bam'... the kid that knows everybody in town and is a better 'inviter-to-churcher' than I am. I want to see them in them grow up here. In church.

Yes, yes, yes, it takes up almost half of my Saturday and half of my Sunday. But who said they were 'my days' anyway? Besides, it's more enjoyable and far more satisfying to me than anything else I've done on a weekend to date.

I say bring it on! Bring on the blue jeans. Bring on the ball caps. Bring on the rock t-shirts. I want to see that little bus filled with kids for Christ!

Friday, May 14, 2010

God Leads His Dear Children Along - Ellie Lewis

A great song sung at Vernon Baptist Church in Tunkhannock PA by a friend of mine's mother. Her daughter Kristi is accompanying her on the piano. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's up!

Hey Ya'll! Its been a while! I've been, as everyone else has been lately, extremely busy, and being tied up is, for me, a good thing.

Right now I am in Taylors, South Carolina going to Pleasant View Baptist Church! They've been very gracious to let me stay with some folks in the church while I teach in the Christian School, work with the boys in the boys home, or just be an elbow-grease lackey! Pastor Stacy Shiflett is a blessing to be with. It's been an exciting spring!

I'm praying about where God would like me to be for the next little while, so if you think about it, pray that God would give me wisdom & discernment to recognize his will. Don't want to miss out on the next cool thing that God has for me!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Moving a shed

Working with some folks at Pleasant View Baptist Church to get ready for camp meeting in June!

awesome backporch view

Beautiful, huh? This is just a little bit of the view from the porch of a house that we were staining the decks of...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 5th, 2010

Here's a video from Easter Sunday that I took of the bus kids at Central Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi doing their Easter egg hunt! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pics from Bayou Drive Baptist

Just thought I'd put a few pics from my stay in the Houston Area... most are from the winter revival. Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pastor's Training School

Just got done with doing a pastor's conference here in Houston. Staying busy, praise the Lord! I'll try 2 post more later.

Let God Be Magnified!

Monday, January 25, 2010

What's happening with you, Stephen?

Ah, the question of the hour. I am (1) busy, (2) in Houston, (3) involved in pastoral internship at Bayou Drive Baptist Church! I'm truly sorry about the radio silence... I'll try to post pics and such as I have the time. Definitely enjoying myself! I'll be here Lord willing until around the beginning of March, so I'll may be hit and miss until then... but thanks for stopping by the blog! Slip me a comment and let me know what's happening, eh?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

the old man

Here's a little something to brighten up your day... be glad I'm not turning 50 in a few days!

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