Life and Ministry with Conrad Mbewe (New Podcast Episode)

In this episode, special guest Conrad Mbewe, pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia discusses his conversion, calling, formative influences, and ministry with Brian and Jim.  Conrad Mbewe has been referred to as “The African Spurgeon” because of his powerful preaching and zeal to raise up and train others throughout Africa for pastoral ministry. A great conversation!

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Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

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Posted in Promotion

Am I A Replanter? (NAMB Conference – March 5-6, 2019)


With 4000 churches a year closing in North America The need for men to replant dying churches has never been greater. Are you a Replanter? We want to help you discover if this is your calling at the national “Am I A Replanter conference” March 5-6 at the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta Georgia. You’ll learn the essential characteristics of a replanter, what it takes to replant in different contexts at the “Am I a Replanter?” National conference. This conference is for replanters and their spouses.

Leading this conference will be Mike McKinley author of “Church planting is for wimps”, and Brian Croft author of “Biblical church revitalization” and Mark Clifton author of “Reclaiming glory” total cost for this conference including meals and Books is only $15.

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Posted in Promotion

How should a pastor give an account for individual souls?

How should a pastor take seriously the sobering task of shepherding the soul of every member of his congregation?

What does exercising spiritual oversight of souls look like in the weekly rhythm of pastoral ministry?

How does a minister prepare to face the day when he will give account for his stewardship of the souls entrusted to him? What are the categories of individual soul-care with which the minister should concern himself?

How might a pastor create an environment in his church conducive to soul-care? What questions might the pastor ask his members in order to care well for their souls? Listen as Brian and Jim explore these questions and more in this podcast.

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Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

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