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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.

Trench Talk Practical Shepherding

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    • 4.9 • 109 Ratings

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.

    Deliverance from the Fear of Man

    Deliverance from the Fear of Man

    Are you seeking the approval of man or God? Do you perhaps shy away from applications knowing that members might receive it harshly? Do you feel pressure to cater to your people? Do you struggle making a decision at the cost of losing members or hurting feelings?

    • 27 min
    Pastoring in an Election Year

    Pastoring in an Election Year

    Is this the most important election in history? Should a Pastor lead and shepherd his congregation through elections and civic responsibility? Do our marching orders or responsibilities change with a new president? What about when your church is split on social issues? Should you encourage your congregation to vote a certain way?

    Brian Croft and Jim Savastio answer these, and many more on this episode of Trench Talk.

    • 29 min
    Pursuing Straying Sheep

    Pursuing Straying Sheep

    How can you shepherd those in your congregation who are straying away from the church and perhaps nearing apostatizing? What if a pastor has pursued a person drifting away, and they simply don’t want to return? Is every member who doesn’t attend the regular gathering of the church in danger of apostasy? What if a church member continues in doubt, when is it necessary to pursue church discipline?

    Brian Croft and Jim Savastio answer these, and many more on this episode of Trench Talk.

    • 25 min
    Pastoring those in different seasons of life

    Pastoring those in different seasons of life

    How can a younger pastor shepherd congregants who have more life experiences than him? Is there wisdom that he can provide? What if your church is made up of one age and stage in life? Does biblical wisdom and authority provide help for a pastor without life experiences? Is there a requirement for a pastor to relate with all of his people?

    Brian Croft and Jim Savastio answer these, and many more on this episode of Trench Talk.

    • 24 min
    Pastoring in the "New Normal" with COVID-19

    Pastoring in the "New Normal" with COVID-19

    When it comes to gathered worship and COVID restrictions, how should we think about essentials in worship? What changes should be made when it comes to the circumstances in worship? Are some authorities crossing the line on their authority within local churches? How should pastors respond in a biblical way? How should pastors proceed and plan for the next 6 months?

    Brian Croft and Jim Savastio answer these, and many more on this episode of Trench Talk.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 106: Being a Safe Pastor in a Safe Church

    Ep. 106: Being a Safe Pastor in a Safe Church

    How do you pursue being a safe pastor? How do you cultivate a culture of safety and trust when it comes to discussions you have with church members? What role does empathy play in this? How do you pursue your people for their own safety? How does this culture trickle down to the congregation?

    Brian Croft and Jim Savastio answer these, and many more on this episode of Trench Talk.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Dan Mays ,

So practical

This podcast has helped me think through so many different issues and topics. Love it!

Reverand Domino ,

Most practical podcast for pastors I’ve ever listened to

No “leadership” clichés, no arrogance, just simple and practical advice. I recommend it for every pastor

A Ariwi ,

Wisdom and Encouragement from Godly amen

Pastor, how do you pastor? These men offer excellent insight and wisdom to those seeking to shepherd well the flock among them.

Outside of my own pastors, these gentlemen have done much to encourage my pursuit of the ministry and shape my thinking.

The usual format is excellent and simple (no jingles here). Issue/Question, Relevant Passages, Scriptural Wisdom, and Prayer.

More than 100 episodes of encouragement. Praise the Lord for these brothers.

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