But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Friday, 13 December 2019 09:04

We now have an online bookstore!

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We are excited to announce that we now have an online bookstore in partnership with 10 of Those.

Find all of our core books with great prices in this online bookstore.

Visit our online bookstore HERE

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 12:32

Podcast: Thinking Through Weddings

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In what cases should a wedding be regarded as a service of worship? What cultural elements are...

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Special guest Al Pino, Cuban-American pastor and church planter from South Florida, joins Brian in this episode. What is the church, and for what does the church exist?

How does a pastor with a heart for missions plant a church in a diverse place like bustling, hustling Miami? What must a...

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Here is the SBTS Chapel message that Brian Croft preached yesterday on “Ministry Adversaries.”  Click on the link below to watch:

 

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Brian Croft will be the main speaker at the Indiana Baptist State Convention Pastor’s Conference this Monday, October 28, 2019 at Highland Lakes Baptist Camp near Indianapolis, IN.  This is a FREE event for all who attend.

This is not just for pastors, but all are welcome!

More details HERE...

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Monday, 21 October 2019 11:00

How does a pastor grow as a preacher?

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Should a pastor always progress in his competency to preach?

What are some practical ways a preacher can grow in preaching competency?

How might a pastor evaluate his own preaching?

How might a pastor develop self-awareness in relation...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 04:22

What is Church Membership?

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How is membership in the local church defined? What commitments are requisite to church membership?

What processes should a person be required to undergo before becoming a church member?...

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Being a Pastor: A Conversation with Andrew Fuller by Michael Haykin and Brian Croft (with Ian Clary) is now available through Amazon.

The authors consider the pastoral theology of this great English Baptist Pastor through his 31 unpublished ordination sermons and bring modern day applications for...

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Saturday, 31 August 2019 23:00

The Replanter’s Video Cohort 2020 (Apply Now)

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The NAMB Replanter’s Cohort with Brian Croft of Practical Shepherding is offering an online live video cohort for pastors engaged in the replanting or revitalizing of a local church.

The Details: ● 1-hour live teaching and discussion. ● Thursday 4:00 pm EST/3:00 pm CST ●...

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Monday, 26 August 2019 22:19

Podcasts episodes on ministry difficulties

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Every pastor faces ministry difficulties.  So often we have to know what truly causes the difficulties to know how to address them.

In light of our most recent book release, Jim Savastio has a conversation with our authors, Brian Croft and James Carroll about their new book, Facing Snarls and...

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Monday, 29 July 2019 13:32

Now Available: Facing Snarls and Scowls

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By: Brian Croft and James Carroll (Foreword by Mark Clifton)

Buy HERE

 Here’s a 3-minute interview of Brian Croft on this book:

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:00

Practical Shepherding Articles in German

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We are excited to have some of our Practical Shepherding articles translated into German.  Here are the first five articles.  More to come.

Please spread the word to any German pastors you know.  Just click on the article below to read the full article.

 

20 Lektionen aus 20 Jahren...

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Brian Croft sat down with Mez McConnell of 20 Schemes to have one of the most blunt, and pointed conversations Brian has had with anyone publicly about some really controversial issues.  In this one hour video podcast, Brian and Mez talk about all kinds of hot button issues from the state of...

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Do those who are sick have a reasonable, biblical expectation that their pastor should visit them?

How can pastors take the initiative to faithfully minister to the sick in the hospital and the home?

Why do some pastors neglect this pastoral duty?

What are some consequences of pastors not visiting the...

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We were recently asked about Paul’s call upon pastors to, “Do the work of an evangelist?”  Since we couldn’t find many helpful resources that we felt complimented the primary pastoral call to be a shepherd, we set out to provide a few resources.

Here’s a podcast...

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