Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart

Matthew Pinson Lately I’ve been hearing from a lot of Millennial-generation ministers in the Free Will Baptist Church who are getting burnt out on the market-driven model of church still being celebrated in certain segments of evangelicalism. These are younger ministers who, as recent surveys have shown, prefer…

Pastoral Theology and Change: Part 3

by Jackson Watts Change is inherent to the nature of salvation; repentance itself implies real spiritual change. So it should be no surprise that the congregational life of saved persons also must undergo certain changes in its ministry sometimes in order to better foster growth, discipleship, worship, or…

Pastoral Theology and Change: Part 2

by Jackson Watts What’s in a change? We never truly know until we enter into the crucible which is change. As I explained in my previous post, church leaders (especially pastors) face numerous challenges in the course of leading God’s flock. Among them is the difficult task of…

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…