A Pastoral Ministry Reader

Like the other readers I have compiled, this one on pastoral ministry is simply a collection of articles, blogs, chapters, audio, and other media that I have found helpful. The resources here cover topics from preaching (lots of preaching!) to counseling to administration to ministry philosophy. If you are looking for resources on ecclesiology (church government), check out this reader. This is not exhaustive by any stretch. As always, more links will be added as time goes on. If there are links you cannot believe I missed, suggest away!

  1. Pastoralized (whole website) – Eric McKiddle
  2. 10 Reasons to Underprogram Your Church – Jared Wilson
  3. 3 questions with Tim Keller – Garrett Wishall
  4. Sermon Prep: A Week in One Life – Stephen Um
  5. Foundation Documents – The Gospel Coalition
  6. Surprising Benefits of Theological Vision for Ministry – John Starke
  7. Preaching to the Collective Heart – Tim Keller
  8. Coram Deo Church Liturgy – Bob Thune (PDF)
  9. Churches and Buildings – Various Authors
  10. Ten Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Became Pastors
  11. Mental Illness and the Church – Jeremy Pierre
  12. 7 Reasons in Support of Consecutive Exposition of the Scripture – Clint Arnold
  13. What Tone Should Preachers Aim At? – John Piper
  14. 10 Questions for Expositors (category page with several posts) – Colin Adams
  15. Top 200 Preaching Resources – David Murray
  16. 7 Things a Pastor’s Kid Needs from a Father – Barnabas Piper
  17. Eight Reasons We Preach – Peter Mead
  18. John Piper’s Preaching Course at Re:Train – John Piper
  19. Dale Ralph Davis on Preaching Christ in the OT – Collin Hansen
  20. Multisite, the Poker Tell and the Importance of Presence – Carl Trueman
  21. Leading the Church While Leading your Family – Bob Johnson
  22. 7 Tips to Be a More Interesting Preacher – Eric McKiddle
  23. A Plea for Profound Simplicity – David Murray
  24. How Seminarians Can Preach to Normal People (Part 2, Part 3)
  25. Preaching Christ from the OT: An Interview with Sidney Greidanus – Collin Hansen
  26. Preaching Christ in the Old Testament – The Gospel Coalition
  27. Triperspectivalism, Leadership, and Church Planting – Tim Brister
  28. How to Preach the Gospel from Every Part of the Bible – Fred Zaspel
  29. Giving and Receiving Criticism in Light of the Cross – Justin Taylor
  30. On Controversy – Nathan W. Bingham
  31. Unbelief in an Elder’s Children – Justin Taylor
  32. Sermon preparation – Ray Ortlund
  33. Ten Things Pastors Wish They Knew Before They Became Pastors – Thom Rainer
  34. A Conversation with Worship Pastors – The Resurgence
  35. The Case for the Senior Pastor – Greg Gilbert
  36. A Church Discipline Primer – 9Marks
  37. How Sermons Work – David Murray
  38. Preaching Christ in Every Sermon – Fred Malone

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