15 06, 2017

1 Reason why FP values Accountability

By | June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Because it gets FP to where we want to go. By having people around him (I called it a band of brothers in the previous posts this month) and policies and procedures in place, Joel Rowland has set up ministry that will be successful for years to come. Here is a representation from one of [...]

1 06, 2017

With Responsibility Comes Accountability

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Core Value #6: Accountability ISM - “With responsibility comes accountability” Accountability has a clear link to higher performance. We all recognize each person's ability to lead well and to lead poorly on the same day. To protect ourselves and our ministry, we all need accountability. Matthew 25:14-30, Galatians 5:17; 6:1-10 First Priority recognizes Galatians 5:17 [...]

18 05, 2017

2017 Excellence Success Story

By | May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As we continue to talk through our Core Value of Excellence this month, I wanted to share a story of our success of having a high standard of excellence. So first, definitions: What is excellence? the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. What is success? the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. So the [...]

4 05, 2017

2017 Excellence Devotional

By | May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I’ve been there. I’ve done that. What have I done? I’ve made silly mistakes. I didn’t take the time to proofread a blog and posted it with three typos. I made an assumption and didn’t check which Decatur I was to go to and, well… went to the wrong one! Why did I do that? [...]

20 04, 2017

Gathered in Prayer

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If you have spent any amount of time around First Priority, you know that we still believe the Local Church is the hope of the world! Our call as a ministry is to wave that banner high in Middle Tennessee and unite the local churches in a community to Pray, Participate and Provide for a [...]

6 04, 2017

5 Prayers That Bring Jesus to the School

By | April 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

You have heard the whisper: bring Jesus to the school down the street. You know the obstacles: separation of church and state. You know the stories: students do not have hope and are hurting. You know how to get started: draw a circle around the school down the street and pray. I understand your first [...]

23 03, 2017

Discover the 3 Teams it Takes to Reach Students at School

By | March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Students have been hard at work with the HOPE strategy and creating a positive environment for their lost friends to hear the life changing message of the gospel!  In January, over 1,000 students in Shreveport, LA heard the gospel and 18 students responded by indicating that they were committing their lives to Christ! Then, last [...]

9 03, 2017

5 Roles on the First Priority Team

By | March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you’ve been around First Priority for any length of time, you know that a core value of ours is teamwork. At our core, the adults in the community play roles to support the students as they lead their club. To use a sporting analogy, the students are our Michael Jordan and we are their [...]

3 03, 2017

Meet Zach

By | March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sean Hall, FP Director of St. Louis Metro East, shares an interview he had with one of his student leaders. Zach is a student leader in the 6th grade at Carriel Jr. High. Our interview: Q: What is your favorite memory of First Priority? Our first week . . . we had an Engage Week… [...]

16 02, 2017

Unity is Life Forevermore!

By | February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Psalm 133 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For [...]