1. First of Ten Reasons to Consider Scouting a Ministry-Outreach

    November 16th, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    By Larry Coppock

    There are several reasons to consider scouting a ministry of the United Methodist Church-not just a program. This is the first in a series of ten reasons to transform your scouting program into one rich in ministry. Outreach The ministry of Christ revolved around the profound concept of reaching out to others. Modeling C... read more

  2. My spiritual father

    October 26th, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    By Rich Peck

    Dr. Harvey Potthoff was my spiritual father. My real father wasn’t much of a churchman, but he was a King James literalist. If you ever talked with him about the Bible –– which was never a frequent conversation –– he would tell you that God dictated every word and King James wrote it down. Sa... read more

  3. Rabbittown Boys

    October 6th, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    Yesterday I attended the funeral (for our family) of one my dad's cousins. Arnold Coppock was one of the last of what I call the 'Rabbittown (Al.) Boys' that included a lot of Coppock's. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, this little off- the- beaten path community is very special. It has produced some f... read more

  4. Courageous Men

    September 27th, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    By Mark Lubbock

    On Sept. 30th the Movie "Courageous" opens in theaters around the country. This great adventure film follows the lives of four Sheriffs as they face challenges on the job, at home with family relationships and with ethical choices. I had the privilege of seeing advanced screenings in several communities across the country.... read more | 1 comment

  5. Take Charge

    August 21st, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    By Larry Coppock

    My wife, a pastor, frequently asks me how the sermon went the afternoon or evening of the Sunday she preaches. My answer is the usual, yet mundane, Good! Some Sunday sermons just grab my attention more than others. Today was one of those days. I was listening for something special today but I can't explain why. Her God-ins... read more | 1 comment