Pastoral Ministry

How the Lord Prepared Our Church for a Global Pandemic

By Juan Sanchez | 05.07.2020

The Lord had been preparing us for this global pandemic through the ordinary means of pastoral ministry.

Book Review: Letters to My Students: Volume 1, Jason Allen

Review by J. Josh Smith | 04.23.2020

Every preacher can profit from Allen’s book but it will prove to be most helpful among preachers in training.

Book Review: Hearers and Doers, by Kevin Vanhoozer

Review by David Schrock | 01.16.2020

In a world where churches chase the latest ministry fads, Hearers and Doers is a refreshing contrast.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 1, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 01.09.2020

Martin’s book reminded me of my need to be surrounded by proven and seasoned pastors. His writings are not only thoroughly biblical, but wise and practical.

Book Review: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read

By M. Redfern, T. Hoak | 06.27.2019

Just as pastors will be held accountable for how faithfully they obeyed the command to oversee the flock, so church members will be held accountable for how faithfully they obeyed the command to make shepherding their church a groan-free experience for their pastor.

Mailbag #81: Helping a Church Grow in Discipling . . . How to Receive Members Who Left a Former Church Poorly.

By B. Johnson, J. de Koning | 04.19.2019

— How can I help my church grow in discipling? — Receiving members who left their former church on bad terms.

Book Review: God’s Country, by Brad Roth

Review by Cheston Pickard | 04.11.2019

In the same way that God values the populations in cities, God values the populations in rural areas. In the same way that God calls men and women to serve in the cities, God still calls men and women to faithfully serve in rural areas. The two areas could not be more different, but Christ builds his church in cities and rural areas alike.

Book Review: The Forgotten Church, by Glenn Daman

Review by Dayton Hartman | 03.28.2019

This book is a compelling and thoughtful presentation of the value of small community ministry and the of the need for healthy local churches in those communities.

Book Review: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins

Review by Phil Newton | 01.11.2019

While it is certain that Scroggins’ book will get wide readership, I think the book fits best outside of local church leadership structures.