Pastoral Ministry

Book Review: The Care of Souls, by Harold Senkbeil

Review by Brady Bowman | 10.21.2021

The Care of Souls is a gripping reflection on pastoral ministry that commends an older and far richer vision of pastoring than what is typically touted in modern evangelical circles.

Good News, Ordinary Pastor! You Don’t Need a Winning Personality

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

The good news for the unspectacular pastor is this: “winning personality” is not found in the list of pastoral qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 or Titus 1.

Book Review: 7 Challenges Pastors Face, by David Horner

Review by Matt Boga | 06.10.2021

Seasoned pastors will undoubtedly find encouragement and wisdom in these pages, even if they don’t agree with everything Horner suggests.

Book Review: The Man of God: Volume 3, by Albert Martin

Review by Alex Hong | 02.25.2021

We would have healthier pastors and churches if every pastor read, listened, and applied the principles laid out in Martin’s pastoral trilogy.

Book Review: 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry, by Phil Newton

Review by Mark Redfern | 02.11.2021

Newton’s book gripped my heart, brought tears to my eyes, encouraged my faith, and put resolve in my soul.

Book Review: The Heart of the Preacher, by Rick Reed

Review by Caleb Greggsen | 10.29.2020

The Heart of the Preacher is a devotional book for preachers that provides clear, biblical prescriptions for guarding and building up your heart to serve God’s people.

Book Review: Don’t Just Send a Resume, by Benjamin Vrbicek

Review by Kris Sinclair | 08.06.2020

Perhaps the most compelling aspect of Vrbicek’s book is the way he sprinkles the good news on every page, even while discussing practical issues regarding searching for a ministry position.

Redeeming Pastoral Ambition

By Benjamin Vrbicek | 06.12.2020

If you want to change the world, be a servant of all.

Small Beginnings: C. H. Spurgeon at Waterbeach

By Geoff Chang | 06.10.2020

For so many young pastors, the early years of pastoral ministry can prove daunting. These highlights from Spurgeon’s first pastorate show us what to prioritize in these early years.

Book Review: The Elder, by Cornelis Van Dam

Review by Mark Redfern | 06.05.2020

Van Dam’s book will help you understand your pastoral calling as preservers and nurturers of life in the covenant community.

Pastoring in a Pandemic Quicktake: Shepherding Lessons Learned in Quarantine

By Bob Johnson | 06.02.2020

Bob Johnson discusses lessons learned about shepherding his flock during the Covid19 pandemic.

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.

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