A blog and podcast for pastors committed to faithfully shepherding God's flock.


 Every day I get emails, postcards, newsletters, and magazines touting the latest trends and success stories in the world of ministry. In this pastor world of statistics and suggestions, this blog  seeks to provide encouragement and insight to the Biblical call to shepherd the people of God. The goal is to help you be faithful and fruitful, which means you may never be popular. I am aware that creating a site and a podcast for others to interact with seems counter-productive to the message.

This blog and podcast is a part of my personal effort to stay focused on shepherding the congregation where I am a pastor. I welcome your thoughts, insights, and experiences here. This is not just my spot on the web to insert my voice, it is a place for you to join in, learn, and contribute to the encouragement of other leaders who week in and week out preach, pray, counsel, visit, and minister to the local church.

By His Grace,

Rob Armstrong, Sr. Pastor 

Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS


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Rob Armstrong

Husband to Jill. Dad to Hannah, Eden, & Sarah. Pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS

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More and more I think the sentiment Jackie Hill Perry shares here is spot on. (See pic) This post is mostly for my pastor friends, but it’s applicable across the board. If you’re posting to social media before you have said it to someone in person take a break… reconnect with real people and see… Read More

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After a morning with a light feel and some respectful disagreements… we moved into another time of business to vote on motions made yesterday. Right before lunch we voted on a motion to defund/dissolve the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Regarding the motion to dissolve/defund the ERLC… The messengers voted overwhelmingly to keep the… Read More

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Today has felt much lighter than yesterday. There is a spirit of unity and candor that is welcome after the last few months of social media attacks and political grandstanding. It seems that after the votes for Pastors Conference Pres and SBC Pres the crowd has thinned and the mood is lifted. While I am… Read More

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"What you heard from in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2 Timothy 2:2