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.

38: Longevity in Ministry

38: Longevity in Ministry

It’s not how you begin, but how you finish! We have heard this said about sports, politics and certainly about ministry. With burnout and dropout seemingly on the rise, pastors need encouragement and wisdom to run strong all the way to the finish line of ministry. Today on Feeding and Leading, Dr. Ted Kersh joins Todd and Andy to share his experience, practices, and insights into longevity in a single church and ministry for a lifetime.

37: Preaching the Indicatives of Scripture

37: Preaching the Indicatives of Scripture

Martyn Lloyd Jones said Christianity is not about what we must do, but about what God has done. Today on Feeding and Leading, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Taylor discuss the importance of identifying, exegeting, and applying the big truths of Scripture.

36: How to Lead an Effective Meeting

36: How to Lead an Effective Meeting

Every person who has ever attended a meeting has thought “Why did we have that meeting? Could have been communicated in an email…or a text!” Meetings seem to be a necessity in church life. But how can a pastor make a meeting effective and productive? Todd and Andy talk through some nuts and bolts of preparing and leading effective meetings.

35: Man of the Word and Prayer

35: Man of the Word and Prayer

Pastors have one hundred and one urgent items to address daily. But the urgent is not always the important. Todd and Andy address the two most important tasks of a pastors life and ministry in this episode, Man of the Word and Prayer.