Prepare Them to Shepherd (Practical Shepherding Series)
Are You Called to Ministry? Those who are involved in full-time ministry often say they have been "called" to do what they do. But what does that mean? Who does the "calling," and how is it received? In ...
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Are You Called to Ministry?
Those who are involved in full-time ministry often say they have been "called" to do what they do. But what does that mean? Who does the "calling," and how is it received?
In Prepare Them to Shepherd, pastor Brian Croft unpacks the biblical model for preparing individuals for full-time ministry. In the past, training and sending individuals into full-time pastoral ministry and missionary work was viewed as the responsibility of the local church. Today, much of that responsibility has been delegated to Bible colleges, seminaries, and parachurch and mission organizations.
The aim of Prepare Them to Shepherd is to challenge local churches to recover the biblical model for ministerial training and assume responsibility to identify and prepare gifted and godly individuals for service in Christ's body. Part of the Practical Shepherding series of books, this insightful book provides pastors and ministry leaders with the practical help they need to test, train, affirm, and send those who are called into ministry.
Brian Croft graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology and did some graduate work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral ministry in some manner for over 12 years and is currently in his 5th year as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He and his wife, Cara, have 4 children: Samuel, Abby, Isabelle and Claire. His hobbies include sports (golf, tennis, racketball), playing music (piano and guitar), reading (especially biographies and American history), teaching self-defense classes and teaching his children sports and music.
- <p><strong>are You <em>called</em> To Ministry?</strong></p> <p>those Who Are Involved In Full-time Ministry Often Say They Have Been "called" To Do What They Do. But What Does That Mean? Who Does The "calling," And How Is It Received? </p> <p>in <em>prepare Them To Shepherd</em>, Pastor Brian Croft Unpacks The Biblical Model For Preparing Individuals For Full-time Ministry. In The Past, Training And Sending Individuals Into Full-time Pastoral Ministry And Missionary Work Was Viewed As The Responsibility Of The Local Church. Today, Much Of That Responsibility Has Been Delegated To Bible Colleges, Seminaries, And Parachurch And Mission Organizations.</p> <p>the Aim Of <em>prepare Them To Shepherd</em> Is To Challenge Local Churches To Recover The Biblical Model For Ministerial Training And Assume Responsibility To Identify And Prepare Gifted And Godly Individuals For Service In Christ's Body. Part Of The Practical Shepherding Series Of Books, This Insightful Book Provides Pastors And Ministry Leaders With The Practical Help They Need To Test, Train, Affirm, And Send Those Who Are Called Into Ministry.</p>