Newest podcast: Preaching with Flexiblity

What issues should influence the rhythm of our preaching? Holidays? Church calendar? Cultural traditions? Significant world events? Significant events in the life of the congregation? When should a pastor deviate from his planned preaching schedule?

Listen as Brian and Jim address these issues and more in this podcast.

 

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Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching

Church Revitalization Event this weekend, Dallas, TX.

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Posted in Promotion

Newest Podcast: Church Planting vs. Church Revitalization

Biblically speaking, what should a church plant or church revitalization look like? What deficits might emerge in a church plant and a church revitalization respectively? How might pastors navigate such deficits? How might pastors prioritize and persevere in church plants and church revitalizations? What distinct advantages exist in church planting and church revitalization respectively? What kind of commitments are necessary for pastors in church planting and church revitalization?

Listen as Brian (revitalizer) and Jim (planter) have a spirited conversation as they address these issues and more in this podcast.

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Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

What should congregational singing be focused on when the church gathers on Sunday?

One of the things I love most about our church is the simplicity of our music.  We still love to be creative and use different people’s musical gifts, but our main focus is on the truths we sing and the voices that sing them.  After 15 years of this focus, one of the blessings is a congregation that loves to sing and they sing out.

Here’s a rough recording of a hymn we sang yesterday.  As you listen, keep in mind there are only roughly 60-70 people singing with 4 musicians/singers leading.  You will hear why this church is one of my favorite places to sing with other saints on Sunday.  –Brian Croft

 

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry
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