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David Upchurch David Upchurch has served as Director of Church Ministries at Lincoln Christian University since January 1, 2012. He is an alumnus of Lincoln Christian University (BA 1980, MA 2017). David served for 32 years in four churches in Illinois and Kentucky before joining LCU. He served on the board of a mission organization called ACM International for 25 years and has traveled to several countries in Africa 13 times, as well as Afghanistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Haiti, and Mexico. David has been married to his wife Cindy for 39 years. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Discouragement & Dropout: Why Ministers Leave the Ministry *Editor’s Note: As Director of Church Ministries at Lincoln Christian University, David Upchurch has seen firsthand how discouragement can derail a person’s ministry. I got to talk with David about some of the causes of ministry discouragement and how to respond in healthy ways. Here’s a part of our conversation. Q: What have you seen... David Upchurch
When Advice Isn’t Helpful A few Saturdays ago, I placed my cell phone on the back bumper of my wife’s van as I planted some flowers in pots for Mother’s Day. Now I knew that my wife was going to be leaving a little later . . . but as I get older, it’s becoming clearer to me that... David Upchurch
Some of your Best Ministry Is Just Being There “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1). In my last article, I shared how an elder named Paul Ayers impacted my life. I’d like to continue with the theme by telling you about my preacher. His name was Marion Henderson and he was fairly well known throughout Lincoln Christian... David Upchurch
Young Ministers Need Older Encouragers In Titus 2:6-7 the Apostle Paul writes these words: “Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good.” Earlier this year, I attended the funeral for a man named Paul Ayers. He was 94 years old. He wasn’t famous or even very well-known outside a 20-mile... David Upchurch