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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.

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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.

    Business Models and the Sufficiency of Scripture

    Business Models and the Sufficiency of Scripture

    Are businesses and churches synonymous? Should they be run similarly? What does it mean that Scripture is sufficient? Is Scripture sufficient in everyway? Are the means of ministry pragmatism worth the ends of church growth?

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

    • 28 min
    Safeguards around ministry success

    Safeguards around ministry success

    How important is it that a pastor watch over his own character and life? Is it more noticeable when a ministry leader falls to sin? What harm can be done when a pastor falls? How can a pastor implement safeguards to seek to prevent such harm?

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

    • 30 min
    Finding your own Preaching Voice

    Finding your own Preaching Voice

    Is it important for a local congregation that their preacher has a unique preaching voice? What does it mean to have a unique preaching voice? Is there value in sounding like other faithful preachers? Isn’t imitation the greatest form of flattery? How does a young developing preacher develop a unique preaching voice?

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

    • 22 min
    Battling Pastoral Anger and Guilt

    Battling Pastoral Anger and Guilt

    What is the correlation between anger and expectations? How do those unmet expectations then produce pastoral guilt? Are anger and guilt completely positive or negative? What does the Bible have to say about these things?

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

    • 24 min
    Shepherds Feeling Disconnected from their Sheep

    Shepherds Feeling Disconnected from their Sheep

    Is the role of shepherding more difficult in the midst of a pandemic? What is the biblical role of a pastor/shepherd? What are the best ways to combat being disconnected from church members?

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

    • 24 min
    Overwhelmed by Hurting Sheep

    Overwhelmed by Hurting Sheep

    How do you bear the burden of your congregation when you sense that your sheep are overwhelmed in this life? What impact does the regular care of members have on the pastor? Is the pastor called to fix the burdens of members?

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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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117 Ratings

117 Ratings

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Always Encouraging. Always Helpful.

If you are a pastor, you need to subscribe to this podcast. Trench Talk discusses issues you likely are not able to discuss with anyone else, especially if you are the only pastor at your church. It is always helpful and always encouraging.

kansaspastor ,

Great for Young Pastors

I have been a pastor for almost 2 years now and I have found this podcast incredibly practical and helpful for my ministry. My congregation likely has no idea how much this podcast has shaped me. I am very thankful for this podcast!

drigw18 ,

Job well done!

Tremendous podcast and very well produced. Biblical, helpful, and always timely with their subjects. Highly recommended!!

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