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How do you teach a child, “What is a pastor?”

I once was asked to address a classroom filled with 4-6 year old children and try to explain to them what a pastor is and does.  I accepted, not because I felt I could do this well (far from it),

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Preaching, Home and Family

First Three Books in the PS Series…Available Today!!

Released today are the first three of seven books in our new Practical Shepherding Series.  Get them on paperback or kindle: Visit the Sick By: Brian Croft (Foreword by Mark Dever) Paperback Kindle   Prepare Them To Shepherd By: Brian

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Training for Ministry, Funerals, Book Recommendation, Promotion

What are the basic requirements for your pastoral internship?

Auburndale Baptist Church Pastoral Internship (no salary) 4 month period (8-10 hours weekly) Requirements   1)   Weekly one hour meeting with Brian Book Discussion Check in on goals and project Scriptural basis for pastoral ministry Q and A 2)   Book

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Training for Ministry, Funerals, Caring for Widows

What was a faithful element of C.H. Spurgeon’s ministry largely overlooked?

Charles Spurgeon is celebrated as one of the most gifted, dedicated, brilliant, and impacting preachers and pastors in history.  This honorable distinction is given by most because of his piercing, articulate, Christ-centered, and Word-driven sermons that were heard and have

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls, Preaching
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