91 episodes

The Pastor Matters Podcast seeks to equip and encourage pastors and church leaders in whatever context of ministry they find themselves in. Join Ronjour Locke and Brandon Ward each week as they look at various topics related to preaching and pastoral leadership.

Pastor Matters is produced by the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

The Pastor Matters Podcast seeks to equip and encourage pastors and church leaders in whatever context of ministry they find themselves in. Join Ronjour Locke and Brandon Ward each week as they look at various topics related to preaching and pastoral leadership.

Pastor Matters is produced by the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    A Conversation on Adoption with Andrew Black - EP90

    A Conversation on Adoption with Andrew Black - EP90

    What can the Bible teach us about adoption? How can pastors care for families in the adoption process? How can churches help ease the financial burden for families considering adoption?

    Join Ronjour and Brandon this week as they sit down with Andrew Black (Senior Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church) to hear about his and his wife’s recent adoption journey.

    Learn more about Lifeline Children's Services by visiting https://lifelinechild.org/.

    Learn more about the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership by visiting our website https://www.pastorscenter.org/.

    • 45 min
    Talking More than Money with Art Rainer - EP89

    Talking More than Money with Art Rainer - EP89

    What are some common ways Christians unknowingly mismanage their money? How can families minimize the impact of inflation? How can families save money this year as we head into the holiday season?

    Join us this week as Art Rainer joins Ronjour and Brandon to share money tips and share a new financial resource for churches.

    To learn more about the Institute for Christian Health, visit https://www.christianfinancialhealth.com/.

    Learn more about the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership by visiting https://www.pastorscenter.org/.

    • 55 min
    Pastoring in a Digital Age with Jason Thacker - EP88

    Pastoring in a Digital Age with Jason Thacker - EP88

    What does pastoral ministry look like in the digital age? How can pastors protect themselves and their flocks from misinformation? Could we one day see robot pastors standing behind the pulpit?

    Join Ronjour and Brandon this week as they provide helpful tips for church leaders on pastoring in the digital age with Jason Thacker.

    Be sure to check out Jason’s latest book, Following Jesus in a Digital Age.

    Learn more about the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership by visiting www.pastorscenter.org/.

    • 50 min
    Living the Christian Life in a Digital Age with Jeff Mingee - EP87

    Living the Christian Life in a Digital Age with Jeff Mingee - EP87

    In what ways do our digital devices shape us? Is there a correlation that exists between one’s spiritual and digital health? Has technology made it harder or easier to pastor a church?

    Join Ronjour and Brandon this week as they discuss navigating the Christian life in a digital age with Jeff Mingee.

    Want more on this topic? Check out Jeff’s new book, Digital Dominion: Five Questions Christians Should Ask to Take Control of their Digital Devices.

    • 34 min
    Leading in a Politically Crazy World with Patrick Schreiner - EP86

    Leading in a Politically Crazy World with Patrick Schreiner - EP86

    How should Christians view the government? How should the church respond when the government passes policies and laws that don't align with Scripture? How can pastors lead well during politically divisive seasons?

    Join Ronjour and Brandon this week as they sit down with Dr. Patrick Schreiner to discuss his new book, Political Gospel: Public Witness in a Politically Crazy World.

    • 51 min
    Finding Your Voice in Preaching - EP85

    Finding Your Voice in Preaching - EP85

    What does it mean to find your voice in preaching? What are the dangers of imitating other preachers? Should pastors expect their voice to be different while preaching?

    Join Ronjour and Brandon this week as they tackle these questions and many more!

    Learn more about the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership by visiting www.pastorscenter.org/.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

Rip team ,

Thank you

This podcast is a must for anyone serving in pastoral ministry.Regardless if you are a seasoned pastor or just beginning in the ministry that God has called you to this podcastWill help you gain insight to The issues that we face every day as past us.

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Great Topics

The one thing I really enjoy about this podcast, is that it leans into the everyday happenings in pastoral ministry. As a bi-vocational associate pastor, the different subjects discussed allow me to think about different aspects of ministry. Highly recommend to anyone is ministry!

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A Much-Needed Voice of Encouragement

As a pastor about to enter his 25th year of ministry, the Pastor Matters podcast is a gift to those who serve on the frontlines of local church ministry. Every week is a fresh burst of insight and blessing. Give it a listen; you will be heartened and blessed.

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