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Randy Adams

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FIRST-PERSON: The newspaper & your leadership

Reading the newspaper, Randy Adams writes, is indispensable in helping ministry leaders understand and reach out to their communities, from births, deaths and arrests to local economic, political and moral issues.

FIRST-PERSON: It happened one Sunday

Randy Adams reflects on the value of parents and grandparents sharing their stories of "what God has done in and through our families" to nurture their children's faith and their commitment to serve Jesus after they leave home.

FIRST-PERSON: Ramesh & Jesus

Randy Adams recounts a conversation with Ramesh, an Uber driver dissatisfied with life who was thinking about changing his religion from Hinduism to Christianity.

FIRST-PERSON: When tomorrow comes

In a chaotic and rapidly-changing time, Randy Adams relays biblical pointers to prepare for the future, encouraging Christians "with every tomorrow the Lord gives, fix your eyes on Jesus and join Him in the spiritual battle for souls."

FIRST-PERSON: Pastors, enjoy Christmas with your family

'One December I spent 22 nights away from home leading up to Christmas Day. Then I repented and never did that again!' Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, writes. 'A big part of a pastor's responsibility is to model family-life for the church.'

FIRST-PERSON: We are family

Baptists indeed are "family," caring for one another in the Northwest Baptist Convention, for out-of-state Baptists in crisis and Southern Baptist missionaries overseas. "It is a good day to serve the Lord in the Northwest!" declares convention exec Randy Adams.

FIRST-PERSON: The journey(s) to faith

The journey to faith in Christ can take many paths, Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, writes. "The better we know the people of our community, as individuals and as groups, the better we are able to share the real Jesus with them," he notes.

FIRST-PERSON: Reviving a dying church

To rejuvenate a struggling church, Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, urges pastors to "share the Gospel on a regular basis and lead your church to do the same." It carries "the power of God to save a person from sin, and nothing revives a church like God's people getting right with Him and then sharing the Gospel with others," Adams writes.