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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Change is one of the most controversial and divisive issues in the church, but it doesn’t have to be this way. A great deal of tension can be avoided when the members of churches understand that change is normal and without it, a church cannot stay healthy. I recently preached a sermon on the parables… Read More

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In the days after the SBC there are many speculating about what happens next and how far some of these decisions will reach. Some are saying it means that women can’t be ministers, others are wondering if they can be missionaries, and even others are worried they can’t serve as chaplains. It’s my experience that… Read More

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During the afternoon session of the SBC 2023 annual meeting, the messengers affirmed the first change to our statement of faith in 23 years. It should come as no surprise that this change is related to Article VI on the church because this is the section of our confession that speaks to the offices of… 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