Pastoral Theology & Change

by Jackson Watts One of the most frustrating aspects of Christian leadership—and pastoral ministry in particular—is the challenge of leading congregations through change. By change we mean either the 1) introduction of something new to the church’s life, 2) reformation of an existing aspect of a church’s ministry,…

Discipleship in Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective (2)

by Theological Commission This past Tuesday we shared with you Dr. Picirilli’s presentation (audio file and outline) from the Theological Commission’s annual seminar at the National Association in Grand Rapids. Today, we’d like to make available Reverend Michael Locklear’s presentation which focused more on the pastoral and ministry-oriented…

Pastoral Care & Priorities

by W. Jackson Watts One of the most important aspects of pastoral ministry is understanding how one’s “pulpit ministry” is connected to their “pew ministry.” By pulpit ministry, I mean the regular, weekly preaching and teaching of God’s Word. In what I’m calling “pew ministry,” I’m referring to…