The Replanter’s Video Cohort 2020 (Apply Now)

The NAMB Replanter’s Cohort with Brian Croft of Practical Shepherding is offering an online live video cohort for pastors engaged in the replanting or revitalizing of a local church.

The Details:
● 1-hour live teaching and discussion.
● Thursday 4:00 pm EST/3:00 pm CST
● 40-weeks (spread over 1 calendar year).

The Focus:
● The Pastor’s Ministry in Revitalization
● The Pastor’s Family in Revitalization
● The Pastor’s Soul in Revitalization
● The Pastor’s Plan for Revitalization

The cohort is free for all pastors and church leaders who will participate. This will be powered by Zoom and starts January 9, 2020. However you must apply and be accepted into the cohort.

Apply HERE!


Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Podcasts episodes on ministry difficulties

Every pastor faces ministry difficulties.  So often we have to know what truly causes the difficulties to know how to address them.

In light of our most recent book release, Jim Savastio has a conversation with our authors, Brian Croft and James Carroll about their new book, Facing Snarls and Scowls: Preaching through hostility, apathy, and adversity in church revitalization.

In this conversation, they tackle the ways pastors face hostility, apathy, and adversity and how to deal with them in a way that helps the church, not harms it.

You can listen to these 2 episodes on the links below.


Ministry Difficulties – The Preacher (Listen HERE)

Ministry Difficulties – The Flock (Listen HERE)


Posted in Book Recommendation, Oversight of Souls, Preaching

Now Available: Facing Snarls and Scowls



Facing Snarls and Scowls: Preaching through hostility, apathy, and adversity in church revitalization

By: Brian Croft and James Carroll (Foreword by Mark Clifton)

Buy Paperback HERE

Buy Kindle HERE



Here’s a 3 minute interview of Brian Croft on this book:

Here’s the full interview:



Posted in Book Recommendation, Preaching

Practical Shepherding Articles in German

We are excited to have some of our Practical Shepherding articles translated into German.  Here are the first five articles.  More to come.

Please spread the word to any German pastors you know.  Just click on the article below to read the full article.


20 Lektionen aus 20 Jahren von Seelsorgedienst
von Brian Croft

Pastoren und die Stille: Eine verlorene Disziplin
von Brian Croft

Kirchenrevitalisierung: Ein biblischer Ansatz
von Brian Croft

Wie finde ich die richtige Gemeinde?

von Brian Croft (Gospel Coalition)

Das Evangelium auf Beerdigungen predigen

von Brian Croft (9 Marks)



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

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