Jun 30, 2021 • 1HR 35M

7 reasons to not leave your church and other church membership wisdom with Pastor Mike Gray.

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Bradley Gray
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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I share some updates on the podcast itself as well as talk through this past week’s sermons and why Psalm 131 constitutes, perhaps, the best picture of what it means to live the life of faith. I also get the thrill of sharing another conversation between myself and my dad, as he and I reflect on the past year of pastoral ministry and the unique challenges it presented.

Mike Gray is the senior pastor of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, where he has been serving the Lord faithfully for over 20 years with his wife and family.


The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts, Dale Ralph Davis

Church Membership: Loving What Jesus Loves,” David Prince

Church Membership 101,” Jon English Lee

11 Weak Reasons to Leave a Church,” Chuck Lawless

Why the Way You Leave a Church is More Important than How You Came,” Chuck Lawless

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.