Ircel Harrison

Ircel Harrison

Ircel Harrison is former director of collegiate ministries for the Tennessee Baptist Convention who served as coordinator of the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from 1998 until his retirement in 2008. He now is coaching consultant for Pinnacle Leadership Associates. He blogs at Barnabas File.

Friday, 23 August 2013 05:02

Sharpen the axe

Ministers must continually seek to hone the skills and recharge the enthusiasm that makes fulfilling their callings rewarding — and possible over the long haul.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 15:46

What do Millennials want from denominations

When it comes to denominations, what do we really expect in the 21st century?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 11:07

A new look at church planting

Lay involvement is increasingly a must for successfully birthing new communities of faith.

Friday, 18 January 2013 11:44

A CBF leader for the future

As a candidate for executive coordinator, Suzii Paynter brings a lifetime of experience and expertise to the organization, but she could be especially effective in guiding CBF to develop a culture that will be open and inviting to a new generation of Baptists.

Monday, 26 November 2012 12:38

I’m for my friends

The Tennessee Baptist Convention is narrowing theological parameters for individuals deemed suitable for leadership. How is that working out?

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 16:37

Theological education that works

Theological education is just beginning to catch up with changing needs of churches and culture that must be addressed if seminaries and divinity schools expect to survive.