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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

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

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

When do I let my church die? (Video SBTS Event)

This was an event put on by The Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where Brian Croft leads a panel discussion with Brad Walker, Alan Witham (KBC), and Randall Cofield (LRBA) considering when to let

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

What emotions do I feel as I begin to bury the final original members of my church?

When I came to pastor Auburndale Baptist Church almost 15 years ago there were 30 elderly members.  After the death of a beloved 96 year old widow on Saturday, 6 remain.  I have a range of emotions as I prepare

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