The Pastor Matters Podcast seeks to equip and encourage pastors in whatever context of ministry they find themselves in. Join us each week as we look at various topics related to preaching and pastoral leadership. It is our desire to see pastors lead healthy, disciple-making churches for the glory of God around the world!
Pastor Matters is produced by the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastors and Replanting Churches (with Cody Evans) – EP46
In this week’s episode of Pastor Matters, Ronjour and Brandon sit down with Cody Evans to discuss pastoring and replanting churches.
What’s the difference between revitalizing and replanting? What are the challenges to replanting a church? How do replanters go about changing the culture of a declining church? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
Pastors And Preaching Without Notes - EP45
Notes or no notes? In this week’s episode of Pastor Matters, Ronjour and Brandon discuss pastors and preaching without notes.
Should pastors still make a manuscript when preaching without notes? What are the pitfalls to preaching with notes? What are the pitfalls to preaching without notes? Does preaching with notes hinder the Spirit? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
Pastors and Deacons (with Matt Smethurst) – EP44
In this week’s episode of Pastor Matters, Ronjour and Brandon sit down with Matt Smethurst to discuss his latest book, Deacons.
What are deacons? How do deacons strengthen the church? Do deacons need training? Can women serve as deacons? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
Aspiring Pastors and the Path (with Bobby Jamieson) – EP43
In this week’s episode of Pastor Matters, Ronjour and Brandon are joined by Bobby Jamieson (Associate Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church) to discuss his latest book, Aspiring Pastors and the Path: A Guide for the Aspiring.
How can guys who aspire for the pastorate best utilize their time? How can pastors encourage guys in their churches who aspire for pastoral ministry? How can aspiring pastors prepare their families while on the path? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
Pastors and “the Interview” – EP42
In this week’s episode of Pastor Matters, the guys are back to discuss pastors and interviews.
What questions should aspiring pastors be prepared to answer while being interviewed by churches? What questions should pastor candidates be prepared to ask churches? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
Pastors and Preaching to People in Pain (with Matthew Kim) – EP41
In our first episode of the season, Ronjour sits down with Dr. Matthew Kim (George F. Bennett Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology at Gordon-Conwell) to discuss his most recent book, Preaching to People in Pain.
How can pastors preach on the topic of pain and suffering? What are some pitfalls when it comes to preaching sermons on pain? How can pastors encourage their people during seasons of pain and suffering? Join us this week as we tackle these questions (and many more)!
A must for pastors
If you are a pastor or are on the path to become one, this podcast is for you! Lots of helpful content and wisdom.
Some podcasts made for pastors give advice and suggestions that seem out of reach to the average local church pastor like myself. This podcast has been consistently helpful in every episode thus far. As an SEBTS alumnus I am very thankful for this resource. I’m also happy to hear a man of color speak spiritual truth into my life. Thanks SEBTS, Ronjour Locke, and Brandon Ward for your hard work.
Most applicable content yet
The episode discussing pornography contains the most applicable information I have ever heard in a podcast. I would recommend this episode to every person stuck in pornography’s clutches.