Brian Croft

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Brian Croft | Cutting It Straight 2019

September 26, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
During the 2019 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference, pastor and author, Brian Croft spoke to the pastors about staying put and remaining faithful in a difficult situation. It was arguably the most important message delivered at the conference. Contrary to popular believe, most pastors do not lead so-called "megachurches." The typical pastor leads a small congregation, which is often plateaued or in decline. Many are tempted to quit, looking for greener pastures, or serving with discouragement. Brian Croft, Pastor of the Auburndale Baptist Church and Founder of Practical Shepherding, challenged the pastors to stay put for the long haul...

#092: Practical Shepherding with Brian Croft [PODCAST]

September 21, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
  Welcome to The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better.  In this episode, I interview Brian Croft. Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church and Founder of Practical Shepherding. He is also the Senior Fellow of the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written or contributed to over twenty books on pastoral ministry. He is married to Cara, and they have four children. I am most encouraged these days by men who have a high view of the church. I am especially encouraged by...

Cutting It Straight 2019 | Day 3 Recap

September 20, 2019
By H.B. Charles Jr.
    Thanks for your prayers for Cutting It Straight!  Yesterday was the closing day of Cutting It Straight. Gary Williams Jr., a faithful, longtime pastor in Jacksonville started the day by challenging us to stand and fight when things are difficult, rather than giving up.During our final round of workshops, I taught a class on the basic tips for effective sermon delivery. I am not an expert on sermon delivery. But I take the subject seriously. There are three types of preachers: ones you can listen to, ones you cannot listen to, and ones you must listen to. You...

Saturday Shout-Outs: Hopewell, Bellevue, & Ministry Links

August 15, 2015
By H.B. Charles Jr.
YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL LIST TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TO RECEIVE A FREE WEEKLY SERMON MANUSCRIPT.  Shout-out to Pastor Gary Jones and the Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama, for a warm night of worship and fellowship! It was a joy for the Shiloh Church to worship with Pastor Gary Williams and the First Church Hopewell this week. A big shout-out to Dr. Steve Gaines for the opportunity to preach "Awesome August" at the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis this week. What a church! The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is about a month...