Archives for tag: Local church ministry

Just Say You Want to be a Pastor

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In recent years, I’ve personally interacted with hundreds of current and recently graduated seminary students, and not just at Southeastern Seminary. These brothers and sisters in Christ are committed to serving God in all kinds of ministry contexts. In the five years I’ve been teaching, I’ve observed an interesting trend, … Read More »

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (3b): Challenges for Local Churches and Pastors, Part 2

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (3b): Challenges for Local Churches and Pastors, Part 2 By Danny Akin and Jon Akin The local churches are the headquarters of the SBC. Christ died for His church. He commissioned her to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth! So, … Read More »

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (3a): Challenges for Local Churches and Pastors, Part 1

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (3a): Challenges for Local Churches and Pastors, Part 1 By Danny Akin and Steven A. McKinion The Gospel is the message of God’s salvation of individuals through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. Consequently, any effort to fulfill the Great Commission (proclaiming the … Read More »

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A City Within A City: The 20/20 Collegiate Conference at SEBTS

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This coming Friday and Saturday (February 5-6) SEBTS will host its annual 20/20 Collegiate Conference. This year’s theme is A City Within A City: Church, Culture & Counter-Culture. A list of this year’s plenary speakers is below. In addition to the plenary sessions, breakout sessions will be led by SEBTS … Read More »

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Worship and Ecclesial Purity

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This is the second in a five-part series on a theological framework for worship. I began with a post on theological integrity. This week we focus on ecclesial purity. My former students will note that I’ve changed the nomenclature for this part of the framework to be more all-inclusive of … Read More »

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Becoming the Great Commission Church

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The Northwest Baptist Association in Oklahoma is sponsoring a conference titled “Becoming the Great Commission Church” on November 2. Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Woodward is the host church. The speakers include Alvin Reid, Anthony Jordan, and yours truly. The schedule for the conference is as follows: Nathan Finn: Getting … Read More »

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Pastoral Leadership, Part 7: Communication

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I have the joy of teaching in our Doctor of Ministry Program at Southeastern Seminary. It is an outstanding program of study with majors in Expository Preaching, Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Faith and Culture, and Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. You can learn more about the program by going here or … Read More »

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Pastoral Leadership, Part 6: Competence

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I have the joy of teaching in our Doctor of Ministry Program at Southeastern Seminary. It is an outstanding program of study with majors in Expository Preaching, Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Faith and Culture, and Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. You can learn more about the program by going here or … Read More »

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Pastoral Leadership, Part 5: Compassion

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I have the joy of teaching in our Doctor of Ministry Program at Southeastern Seminary. It is an outstanding program of study with majors in Expository Preaching, Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Faith and Culture, and Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. You can learn more about the program by going here or … Read More »

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Pastoral Leadership, Part 4: Passion

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I have the joy of teaching in our Doctor of Ministry Program at Southeastern Seminary. It is an outstanding program of study with majors in Expository Preaching, Leadership, Biblical Counseling, Faith and Culture, and Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth. You can learn more about the program by going here or … Read More »

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