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Posted in Book Recommendation

Northwest Indiana Baptist Association Church Revitalization Conference (April 27, 2019)

The Northwest Indiana Baptist Association is hosting a FREE Church Revitalization Conference in Crown Point, IN near the Chicago area.  Brian Croft will be leading the conference and sharing his own story of Church Revitalization over the last 15 years and the biblical principles he has applied in that work.

More details here



Saturday, April 27, 2019


8:30 am – 12:30 pm


NWIBA Office

6819 East Lincoln Highway

Crown Point, IN 46307

This is a free event, but you must register HERE


Posted in Promotion, Training for Ministry

How do you balance the tensions of pastoral faithfulness?

What does faithfulness in pastoral ministry look like?

How does a pastor practice gentleness and patience in pastoral ministry and yet remain courageous to boldly guard the truth and protect the flock?

How does a pastor discern when it is time to do battle and when it is time to simply be patient and loving?

Listen as Brian Croft and Jim Savastio discuss the unusual tensions present in faithful pastoral ministry.

Listen HERE


Posted in The Pastor's Soul

Interview with Rachael Denhollander about pastors protecting children and advocating for victims

This week the Southern Baptist Convention was shook to its core with the 3 articles researched and released by the Houston Chronical revealing the epidemic of sexual abuse in SBC churches (700 victims) over the last 20 years.

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

As many face the shock and grief around this revelation, pastors and church leaders are looking for ways to correct the many careless errors that have led to this horrific reality.

Almost one year ago, we were grateful that Rachael Denhollander agreed to allow us to interview her with the intent for her to speak directly to pastors on these matters. This 2-part interview was conducted many months before the Houston Chronical articles were released.  However, the wisdom, insight, and helpful guidance Rachael Denhollander gives pastors from her many years of advocacy for sexual abuse victims is just as relevant now as it was last year when first recorded.

We asked her questions like: What steps might a pastor and church take to establish a culture of prevention and recognition of sexual abuse? What responsibilities do pastors have in the investigation of accusations of sexual abuse? How should pastors prepare themselves to minister well to sexual abuse victims? Do pastors and churches need a written policy for dealing with sexual abuse? How does the hope of the gospel speak to victims of sexual abuse?

Listen as Brian Croft and Jim Savastio interviewed Rachel Denhollander concerning these issues and more.

Part 1 Listen HERE

Part 2 Listen HERE


Posted in Battling Sin, Discipleship, Oversight of Souls

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