I was excited to learn this morning about Pastor Brian Croft’s new blog, “Practical Shepherding.” In addition to his care for the people of Auburndale Baptist Church (Louisville, KY), the Lord has blessed Pastor Croft with a ministry to pastors, particularly in the practical matters of local church-life. In the past, I have found Pastor Croft’s advice on these practical matters to be Biblically, theologically, historically, and practically thoughtful. That’s a pretty strong evaluation!
I have already been blessed by Pastor Croft’s ministry through his excellent book, Visit the Sick, which I reviewed here last year. He is most recently the author of Test, train, affirm, and send into Ministry: Recovering the local church’s responsibility to the external call, addressing the local church’s role in a pastor’s external call to ministry. Like Visit the Sick, Test seeks to fill a gap that exists in current thinking (my thinking!) about pastoral ministry, even among the Biblically-informed and theologically sound pastors of our day.
So does this new blog. I intend to become a ‘regular,’ there, and you probably should, too.
Thanks Pastor Croft!