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Priorities: Reaching the Life God Intended

Mark H. Ballard and Timothy K. Christian



Priorities: Reaching the Life God Intended grew out of Dr. Mark Ballard's long-term study and experience. He said, "I'm passionate about helping you discover your God-given priorities. I believe priorities will do for you what they did for me."

For Ballard, priorities changed an expected high school dropout into class valedictorian. Priorities helped him earn a college degree, two graduate degrees, and become a college founder and president. Along the way, priorities helped him plant and pastor multiple churches.

What can priorities do for you?

Everyone has a limited amount of time, talents, and treasures. How are you using yours? Priorities will guide you to use rather than lose your time. Priorities will help you invest your talents and treasures wisely and effectively.

Priorities was written to help you discover and accomplish your God-given priorities. You will learn a simple process drawn from Ballard's practical expositions of Haggai. Haggai prophesied to ancient people with contemporary priority problems.

Ballard added insights from personal experience. Each chapter concludes with positive exhortations.

You will be equipped to:

- distinguish actual priorities from aspirational priorities;
- make decisions based on personal priorities;
- discover your life mission;
- experience the joy and freedom of living out your God-given priorities; and
- reach the life God intended.

Sample Chapter - Read Chapter 1

Author Bios:


Mark H. Ballard, faithful pastor, diligent church planter, passionate evangelist, innovative educator, creative and prolific author, pacesetting Baptist leader, is the husband of Cindy and dad of Benjamin. He graduated from Criswell College with his Bachelor’s, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with his M.Div. and PhD. Dr. Ballard, a native of Colorado, serves as the founding president of Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, Vermont, and as a member of the Conservative Baptist Network Steering Council. Prior to launching NEBC, he served as a church planter and pastor in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. Mark has filled pulpits, held revival services, and served as a conference speaker in numerous states for more than 30 years.


Timothy K. Christian serves as Adjunct Professor of Theology at Northeastern Baptist College and as Senior Pastor at Stamford Baptist Church in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Christian served as a professor and administrator at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Christian also served as a pastor, transitional pastor, conference speaker, contributing editor, and co-author of several works. Tim is married to his lifelong friend and partner Judy. They have two married children, and seven grandchildren.

Table of Contents:



Chapter 1: Examining Your Priorities

Chapter 2: Living Your Priorities

Chapter 3: Continuing in Your Priorities

Chapter 4: The Blessing of Living Your Priorities - Part 1

Chapter 5: The Blessing of Living Your Priorities - Part 2

Chapter 6: Back to High School for the Future



Product Details:


Publisher: Northeastern Baptist Press (Feburary 14, 2022)

Language: English

Paperback: 150 pages

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-953331-12-0

Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches

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