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You Have No Idea

What does it mean to walk a mile in someone’s shoes? I’ve heard that phrase used all my life, but it’s one that still makes me stop and think each time I hear it used. “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” is a variation of the saying, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” It is attributed to Native American tribes and from the 1895 poem by Mary T. Lathrap, Judge Softly, with its…
samaritan woman

Empty Arms with Full Hearts

In John chapter 4 we have Jesus talking to someone who, according to the apostles and the Jews of that day, He has no business talking to. Culturally speaking, Jesus is crossing a line by having this conversation that completely shocks His apostles. In John 4:27 we have their reaction described as, “…At this point, His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman…” The word used there to describe their reaction to what Jesus…

Fix Your Beatitude

In Matthew 4:23-25, we find Jesus in the infancy of His earthly ministry traveling the area of Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all types of sickness and demon possession. From all of this Jesus starts to amass a large crowd of people following him from city to city. It’s on this particular trek that He finds Himself at the foot of one of the “mountains” on the shore of the sea of Galilee. Matthew 5:1-2 tells…

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Youth Minister & Leadership

John Burnette

John Burnette

OVERSEES YOUTH MINISTRY Areas of Oversight: Youth Ministry, Buford Leadership Training BLT (Lads to Leaders), and Camp Inagehi

Chad Allen

OVERSEES 5TH-8TH GRADE TEENS & WORSHIP SONG LEADERS Oversees Youth Devotionals and Events. Contact Chad to get involved in this age group. Let him know if you are interested in leading singing during worship.

J Hall

YOUTH MINISTER J Hall began working with our young people as Youth Minister on January 2, 2019. He came to Buford from the Central congregation in Tuscaloosa, AL where he was the Youth and Family Minister for 4 years. J is originally from Gardendale, AL. J is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, in May 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible; with Minors in Youth & Family Studies and Psychology. J began his early ministry training as a Youth…

Jack Thompson

OVERSEES 9TH-12TH GRADE TEENS Oversees Youth Devotionals, Events and Sunday Bible Classes. Contact Jack to get involved in this age group.