International mission work, by God’s providence, is no longer just international.
Phil A. Newton planted and has served as pastor of South Wood Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1987. Phil and his wife, Karen, have five children and six grandchildren. He is the author of several books including Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals with Brian Croft (Zondervan), Elders in the Life of the Churchwith Matt Schmucker (Kregel), and most recently, The Mentoring Church: How Pastors and Congregations Cultivate Leaders (Kregel).
Be sure that a transition to a plurality of elders unites the congregation under God’s Word instead of dividing the congregation over opinions.
Good shepherding takes place in the steadiness of feeding, nurturing, caring, and watching out for the flock.
Nothing in seminary can quite get the young pastor completely ready for everything he will face in his first year.
Should I pause my expository preaching on holidays?