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SBTS releases new guide book on Church Revitalization

Some of you may have already heard of the new role at SBTS I have assumed.  In addition to my responsibilities at my local church and with Practical Shepherding, I have decided to accept a third hat to wear.  I

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

What lessons have you learned after 20 years of pastoral ministry?

This week completes 20 years of serving in vocational ministry of some kind. I spent my first 8 years serving as an associate pastor in a variety of roles in several different churches (May 1995 – August 2003). These last

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

What kind of pastor does God use to revitalize a church?

It is unfortunate the amount of dying churches that conclude they need one of two kinds of men to lead them to revitalize their church. Churches first pursue finding the next young, rock-star preacher to be their pastor, banking on

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

The Pastor’s Ministry…now available

Practical Shepherding has written all kinds of different books, but this book, The Pastor’s Ministry: Biblical Priorities for Faithful Shepherds is especially important. This book defines the core of this ministry in one book.  It is Brian Croft’s pastoral theology in one book.  The Pastor’s

Posted in Book Recommendation, Training for Ministry
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