Start ‘er Up!

This blog has been sitting idle for over a year. Writing a post feels like trying to start a car that hasn’t been driven for a while. I’m going to crank it and see if it still runs.

I have not been idle in brain or life. In my first year of teaching (2016-17) at Faith Baptist Bible College, I was in survival mode as I developed class content, learned how to function in the academic milieu, and met students and colleagues. On summer break, in addition to completing two major home projects, I preached almost weekly in our church before we called a new pastor and preached two weeks at family camps in Iowa and Nebraska. In between these responsibilities, I also started a major undertaking which I’m hoping to bring to completion soon. It involved a lot of writing, and that’s all I’ll say for now :). Teaching went much more smoothly from my perspective first semester of the 2017-18 school year. I love what I do – preparing men for pastoral ministry.

Looking ahead, I am very excited for opportunities to encourage pastors. These include a workshop at Faith’s Refresh Conference in Februarytwo workshops for the pastors’ track at the MAACS Educators Conference also in February; the Timothy Retreat at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for young men considering ministry; speaking at the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches Annual Conference in March; and speaking at a pastors’ conference in June. What a privilege it is to connect with the men in these settings.

My mission in this stage of life is to equip men for ministry, encourage pastors, and strengthen churches. God continues to give opportunities to do these things, and I am grateful.

Hey, it runs! I might take it for a spin.

8 thoughts on “Start ‘er Up!”

  1. Hey Pastor Taylor, I am used to calling You Pastor Dean. This is Wally Anderson from Colonial Hills. Good to hear Your voice via blog. Just wanted to say hey and let You know we Pray for You and Faith most every morning. GOD Bless You and the path HE has called You to.

    Praying for You


  2. Great to hear from you and how the Lord is using you.
    We have enjoyed serving at Calvary. Julie and I both founds jobs….Praise God! Ethan graduates from Anderson in December and Caley transferred with her job to New York City.

  3. I’ve been waiting patiently for a year, thank you! Please keep these up with Biblical content. I even told Noah Kephart, when he was here last, to put a bug in your ear to start writing again! I appreciate your ministry.

  4. Glad you are back, there is no doubt that your students are taught well and blessed with you in their lives.

  5. Pastor Dean,
    Glad to hear from you again. Good to know so many are benefiting from your teaching ministry. If you are on sermon audio please post a link. We never tire of going deeper into the Word. Blessings!

  6. Hello Pastor, I am so glad you are writing again. I have wondered what happened all those months that I didn’t see a blog from you. Thanks for the update. Please say “Hello” to Faith for me. Blessings.

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