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What does it mean for a pastor to “Do the work of an evangelist?”

We were recently asked about Paul’s call upon pastors to, “Do the work of an evangelist?”  Since we couldn’t find many helpful resources that we felt complimented the primary pastoral call to be a shepherd, we set out to provide

Posted in Evangelism, Oversight of Souls, Preaching

What is a Gospel-spreading local church?

Two weeks ago our church, Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, KY ordained a man for pastoral ministry and in doing so sent out our 35th member into some kind of pastoral or missionary work in the last 15 years.  What

Posted in Preaching, Training for Ministry

How does a pastor deal with criticism?

Every pastor either has or will soon be criticized. What is God doing when people criticize him? How do we determine whether criticism is a mountain or a mole hill? What are some common criticism one occasions in pastoral ministry?

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

A conversation with Bob Russell

Here is a excellent conversation with Brian Croft and Bob Russell about Pastoral Ministry in Mega-Churches (Over 1,000 in attendance).  Bob Russell went to pastor Southeast Christian Church over 50 years ago when it had 120 people.  When he retired

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