Practical Shepherding: Trench Talk
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Practical Shepherding is a Gospel-driven resource center for pastors and church leaders to equip them in the practical matters of pastoral ministry. In this podcast, pastor Brian Croft sits down with other pastors to discuss the gritty details of pastoral ministry. Our goal is to examine the life and work of a pastor and give helpful guidance for our brothers laboring with us. This is a podcast by pastors for pastors. We are in the trenches of ministry with you, and we want to equip you to continue in this task.
||CleanReceiving Members From Another Church||In receiving members from another church, to what biblical principles should the receiving pastor and church adhere? Given that many leave their former church upset or hurt, does the receiving pastor and church have a responsibility to help them resolve||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSafety and Security||In light of the Sutherland Springs Texas church shooting, the question of safety and security at churches is front and center in the minds of conscientious pastors. What theological issues should inform our views on safety and security? Is it…Read||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaring for Women||In our cultural milieu where accusations of sexual harassment headline each day’s news, pastors must exercise wisdom and discernment in relating to female church members. How may pastors shepherd female members well in such a context? Do women in o||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Pray for the Flock||Many pastors identify faithful prayer for their flock as an area of failure in their ministries. How does a pastor pray faithfully and consistently for every member of his congregation? How might a pastor create a systematic prayer-guide? What should||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife?||Pastors’ wives bear a unique burden. To what extent should the pastor share the burdens of pastoral ministry with his spouse? What is the distinction between the pastor protecting his wife and the pastor shutting his wife out in relation…Read||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pastor’s Salary||Discussion of the pastor’s salary is often an uncomfortable conversation for both the pastor and the church. How might both parties enter into frank, humble, God-honoring dialogue on this issue? What does Scripture say concerning the pastor’s||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBi-Vocational Pastor||The number of churches requiring a bi-vocational pastor is trending upward, and bi-vo ministry is a demanding task. While many—if not most—bi-vo pastors would prefer full-time ministry, how might those called to such a duty find contentment in their||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPastoral Recreation||In this episode, Brian Croft and Jim Savastio further explore the need for pastoral rest as they discuss the theological basis of recreation, the benefits of recreation for avoiding pastoral burn-out, symptoms of a pastor’s need for recreation, the||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPastoral Rest||Listen as Brian Croft and Jim Savastio discuss the often neglected issue of pastoral rest. From the vacation to the day off to the pastoral sabbatical, Brian and Jim explore the biblical necessity of rest and offer practical insights…Read mo||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversion, Baptism, and Membership of Children||Every parent and pastors desire is to see children converted from sin and rebellion to forgiveness and obedience to the gospel. At the same time, few topics are so theologically charged as the conversion, baptism, and membership of children. The stakes||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
WOW…Practical Shepherding Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Brian. Keep bringing it.
Not like other how-to ministry stuff
This is a great resource for pastors who usually shy away from the practical, how-to, "can't learn that in seminary" kind of stuff that's out there. If you are in the ministry because you are passionate about the Bible and theology, and yet you still have to figure out how to do your job, you should listen.
Great resource for pastors
Great practical fuel for your ministry and your soul.