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What happens when God suddenly sets a pastor aside from preaching?

Pastor and Practical Shepherding President, Jim Savastio has preached God’s word faithfully for 35 years taking only a few weeks off at a time.  That all changed 3 months ago.  Jim unexpectedly experienced an onset of Bell’s Palsy in late

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul

Seven years later…remembering my dear friend and pastoral mentor

By: Brian Croft Seven years ago today, my dear friend and pastoral mentor, Jackson Boyett and his wife, Barbara were hit by a drunk driver and killed just outside Austin, TX where they had lived and ministered at Dayspring Fellowship

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching, Training for Ministry

What are the priorities for a pastor in the early years?

What are the priorities of a pastor in the early years of ministry? How does a beginning pastor lay a God-honoring foundation for his ministry? What is the one thing such a pastor must do first and above all else?

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching, Training for Ministry

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

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Preaching
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