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Articles by Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson is the Administrative Pastor of North Valley Baptist Church. He is also the church bus director and teaches an adult Bible class. His most recent book is entitled Making a Difference.


The Secret to Growth on Your Bus Route!

Looking for a shortcut for consistent growth on your bus route? Then, you will want to read this article!


It Will Change Your Life!

There is a life changing truth in Scripture that is neglected by Christians far too often. If we would live with this in mind, it would literally change our lives!

Pier Education

My $20 Education on the Pier

A Jamaican artist on Pier 60 in Clearwater taught a dad from California some important lessons on developing people and teaching children.

Why I Chose to Raise Children in the Bus Ministry

Why I Chose to Raise My Children in the Bus Ministry

The bus ministry is a wonderful tool to help parents train their children to become tenderhearted, God-honoring, Christian servants.

Campaign is Over

Our Campaign is Over…Now What?!?

So, that exciting ministry campaign or special “Big Day” is over. Now what? Two simple words will help a short campaign produce long-lasting, eternal results in your church.

Bus Ministry

Should Your Church Get Involved in the Bus Ministry?

The bus ministry is the greatest evangelistic tool in the history of the New Testament church. Here are several thoughts for churches involved in the bus ministry or considering starting an outreach of this type.

Encouraging Challenging Motivating

Encouraging, Challenging, and Motivating

Has your bus ministry hit a “rough spot”? Read several ideas to encourage, challenge, and motivate those involved in the bus ministry in your church.

Is it worth it?

National Youth Conference – Is it worth it?!?

It is a lot of work to bring a group of teens to our Annual Youth Conference. Is it even worth the time and energy?

Marriage - There will be trouble!

Marriage: There Will Be Trouble

Having some trouble in marriage? Join the crowd. You can work through the difficulties and enjoy a wonderful life together!

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