Special Episode: Interview with John Mann

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we talk with John Mann about life as a pastor.

John is an adjunct professor at SWBTS. Has a PhD in Systematic Theology from SWBTS (2018). Pastor of Lajunta Baptist Church in Texas. He is married to Sandy Mann has two daughters, Kendall and Lauren.

Questions:

  • What is a pastor? (How is a pastor much different from the modern day concept of a life-coach?)
  • What is a pastor not?
  • What is the daily role of the pastor?
  • What is the most important thing a pastor does?
  • Where does a pastor get his authority?
  • What advice would you give to pastors just starting out?
  • What advice would you give to pastors in the middle of their ministry?
  • What advice would you give to pastors to finish well?

Special Episode: Interview with Mathieu Barry

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we talk with Mathieu Barry about worship.

Mathieu Barry graduated from SWBTS with an MDiv. He is currently in the PhD program majoring in early church history. He is the director of communications at Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

Questions:
* How would you define the difference between corporate and individual worship?
* What exactly is worship?
* How do you view worship among a body of believers?
* What are some frustrations a worship leader has with leading in corporate worship?
* How do we correct the emotionalism we are seeing in the church?
* What is the role of theology in worship?
* How should a pastor communicate with his worship leader?
* How can a pastor think through the theology of the worship service? What are some questions they should be asking?
* What are some practical ways to plan out a song set to coincide with preaching and vision?

Episode 08: The Preaching Process

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss the preaching process—from study to pulpit.

  • Should pastors plan out their preaching?
  • How does a pastor create an annual preaching calendar?
  • How far out should pastors plan out sermons?
  • What does your sermon preparation look like the week of the sermon?
  • What do you do the day of the sermon?

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And for more on preaching, check out these posts:
Defining Text-Driven Preaching
The God Who Speaks and the Task of Preaching
What Does a Preacher Look Like?
Pastoral Preaching

Episode 07: Evangelism

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss evangelism.

But first, we talk a little bit about this article on beards.

  • What is the role of evangelism in the church?
  • What is the role of the pastor in evangelism?
  • What is the role of the evangelist in the church?
  • What does evangelism look like in your church?
  • What does evangelism look like in your life personally?

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Episode 06.2: Loneliness

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss loneliness in ministry.

  • Is loneliness in ministry a biblical thing?
  • Is it okay to make friends of your church members?
  • What do you do to combat loneliness in ministry?

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Episode 06.1: Spiritual Dryness

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss spiritual dryness in ministry.

  • Is spiritual dryness a biblical thing?
  • What does it look like to be in a time of dryness?
  • What do you do in times of dryness?
  • What can you do to prevent spiritual dryness?

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Episode 05.2: Marriage

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss what you need to know about marriage and ministry.

EP05.1
* How do you protect your marriage from ministry frustration?
* When do you start saying “No” to protect your marriage from ministry?
* How do you protect your marriage in hard seasons of ministry?
* How do you balance marriage and ministry?

EP05.2
* How do you invest in your marriage?
* How do you encourage your congregation to build stronger marriages?
* What is the number one priority to build a healthy marriage for pastors?

Episode 05.1: Marriage

Join the Caffeinated Theology crew as we discuss marriage in ministry.

How do you protect your marriage from ministry frustration?

When do you start saying “No” to protect your marriage from ministry?

How do you protect your marriage in hard seasons of ministry?

How do you balance marriage and ministry?

Be sure to check out part 2 on Thursday.

Special Episode: Interview with Ryan Fontenot, part 2

Find Information on R.A.G.E. Ministries here: http://www.rageministries.com/

Follow Ryan on Twitter: @TheRyanFontenot

  • How can churches support pastors with a special evangelistic calling/gifting?
  • How can churches partner with itinerate evangelists?
  • What are some differences between preaching regularly as a pastor versus preaching as an evangelist?
  • What does day-to-day evangelism look like for you?
  • How does your preaching differ when preaching to adults versus preaching to students?
  • What tools are you using that would be helpful for pastors?

Special Episode: Interview with Ryan Fontenot

Find Information On R.A.G.E. Ministries Here: http://www.rageministries.com/

Follow Ryan on Twitter: @TheRyanFontenot

  • What are you currently up to in ministry?
  • What did your calling to that ministry look like?
  • What lead you to write this?
  • What are your hopes for this booklet? (What would you like to see it do?)