49: SBC Recap

49: SBC Recap

Todd and Andy recap the highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention.

48: Historical-Cultural Background Study for Sermon Preparation

48: Historical-Cultural Background Study for Sermon Preparation

Understanding the historical context of a sermon text not only provides great insight into its meaning - and might keep you out of misinterpretation - but often provides outstanding illustrative material. Todd and Andy discuss the value of spending time understanding...

47: Guest Follow Up

47: Guest Follow Up

Guests in the church generate great excitement but follow up can be challenging! In this episode Todd and Andy explore a few practices that may breathe new life into your follow up practices.

46: Observation of the Text

46: Observation of the Text

Sermon study begins by making careful observations of the Scriptural text. In this episode Todd and Andy provide a fresh look at what to look for in the initial stages of studying a text for a sermon.

44: Ministry Pipeline

44: Ministry Pipeline

The church, not OBU or seminaries, are responsible for calling out those who are called to ministry and providing valuable training. Todd and Andy discuss valuable principles of the Ministry Pipeline with Dr. Heath Tucker.

43: Training Men in the Church

43: Training Men in the Church

Jesus invested three years training twelve men to carry out the Gospel mission around the world. Churches can easily lose sight of the benefit (and necessity) of long-term, comprehensive discipleship. Dr. Michael Staton, pastor of First Baptist Church Mustang, shares with Todd and Andy the two-year process they use in developing men in the church for ministry.

Show Notes:

THE INSTITUTE | FBC Mustang
Michael@fbcmustang.org

42: Engaging the Church in Missions

42: Engaging the Church in Missions

Mobilizing the people of God to fulfill the Great Commission is the heart of every pastor. It also may be the most difficult pastoral task! Former President of the IMB and pastor emeritus of First Southern Del City Dr. Tom Elliff join Todd and Andy to examine how pastors motivate and mobilize the church for Great Commission work.

41: Preaching and the Use of Humor

41: Preaching and the Use of Humor

Preaching is not the platform for a comedy show. However, that does not mean there is no place for humor in our preaching. Jesus certainly used humor in his teaching. Todd and Andy are joined by Nick Garland, retired pastor of First Baptist Church Broken Arrow and former President of Oklahoma Baptists, to talk about preaching and humor.

40: Church Strengthening Initiative (CSI)

40: Church Strengthening Initiative (CSI)

Every church needs assistance at some point in its lifecycle. Oklahoma Baptists desire to strengthen churches that they might fulfill the Great Commission. Today on Feeding and Leading, Chad Balthrop and Griff Henderson share how the Church Strengthening Initiative, or CSI, can help churches to continue the drive toward mission fulfillment.

39: An Interview with Peter Williams

39: An Interview with Peter Williams

Dr. Fisher and Dr. Chris Wall talk about the reliability of the Bible with world-class New Testament manuscript scholar Dr. Peter Williams. Dr. Williams is the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge.