Brian Croft’s invitation to come to a SBTS Alumni Academy Event on Church Revitalization

We want to invite you to a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni Academy Event on August 3-4 on Church Revitalization.  Brian Croft will be one of the speakers and here is his personal invitation to you:

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

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Posted in Book Recommendation, Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

Brian Croft’s messages from the Sacramento Gospel Conference (May 2016)

Posted in Caring for Widows, Discipleship, Home and Family, Oversight of Souls, Preaching

What are 5 lessons I learned preaching for years in a dying church?

Those who know me, know I advocate for a pastor to stay a minimum of 5 years.  There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important is that it is hard to build trust with a church in much less than 5 years.  There were 3 different efforts to get me fired in the first 5 years at my church.  Although I survived all those battles, I found myself discouraged and exhausted at the end of them.  I almost left.  But I stayed.  Why I stayed is another blog post for another day.  But because I stayed, I learned some valuable lessons I would not have learned had I left at 5 years.

Some of those lessons revolve around what I learned about preaching in a hostile context in the early years.  Here are 5 of them:

  • God’s word is really powerful enough to bring life to a church.
  • Listen to the older members when they don’t like your preaching.
  • The Word of God never returns void…even through scowls.
  • Every pastor needs a supportive, but unimpressed evaluation of our preaching.
  • Few things bring joy like a congregation that grows hungry for God’s word.

In the next few weeks, I will post explanations of each of these 5 lessons I learned.  Stay tuned…

Posted in Preaching, Training for Ministry
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