Archive for the ‘Shepherdology’ Category

God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
God’s Leaders in the Church: The LEADING Functions of a Pastor
From our summer study of “God’s Leaders in the Church,” we looked at two areas of pastoral responsibility: leading and feeding. In this study, we examine 15 biblical leading responsibilities assigned to pastors.

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Key Characteristics of Northridge Baptist Church

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Want a 10,000 foot 1-hour overview of what we believe as a church? Here it is.

You can describe Northridge Baptist Church as: fundamental, evangelical, dispensational, cessationist, baptistic, family-focused, and Christ-ruled/pastor-led.

Paul’s Charge to the Ephesian Elders (Acts 20:28-31)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul commands the elders of Ephesus regarding their responsibilities to themselves and to God’s flock. He also warns them of two imminent threats to the church.

Seven Life Lessons from Paul’s Ministry (Acts 20:17-27)

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Paul is heading to Jerusalem. On his way, he stops by Miletus, a city about a day’s journey from Ephesus. Under a strict schedule, but wanting to charge the elders of Ephesus, he calls for them and they meet him in Miletus. Paul bares his soul, first using his own life to challenge and encourage this church leaders. In this study, we look at Paul’s own example, and seven lessons we can learn from that example.

Pastors: Here to Equip Me to Serve (Ephesians 4:11-16)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

God has put us here, not to be entertained or to be made comfortable, but to serve. God has given pastors to equip us to do just that.

Understanding Our Position: Submission and Humility (1 Peter 5:5-7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

More from pastoral apprentice Ethan Long in the realm of leadership, following, and submission.

Suffering Is a Part of Life – A Shepherd Can Lead Us Through It (1 Peter 5:1-4)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains the responsibilities of pastors in light of how they impact the flock.

Devilish Dangers for Potential Pastors – Part 2 (1 Timothy 3:7)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A poor outward testimony can ruin a person’s ministry, defame a church’s impact, and harm the message of the Truth. That’s why a man MUST have a good public testimony before becoming a pastor.

Home Leadership Requirements (1 Timothy 3:4-5)

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The home is a small scale example of what a church is on a larger scale. A man has to succeed in his home before he can attempt something larger.

6 Do’s and 4 Don’ts (1 Timothy 3:2-3)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Our pastoral apprentice Ethan Long explains some positive and negative requirements for pastors which apply in some way to all believers.