Interviews

Getting Started in Discipleship

Episode (#009) | What kind of plan is the best plan to begin discipleship? Must a discipleship agenda be the same in every relationship? How do you end a discipleship relationship in a healthy way? Thabiti Anyabwile and Isaac Adams chop it up and discuss these basic issues to discern why we offer prayer, identify people, clarify our purposes, and establish processes in our discipleship.

Some Mistakes Pastors & People Make in Discipling

Episode (#008) | Cults of personality, cliques in the church, begrudging pastors, domineering discipleship, private sheep — these are all common mistakes in discipleship. Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode to discuss what Scripture says about these mistakes and others.

How Does A Shepherd Make Disciples?

Episode (#oo7) | What are the proper expectations for discipleship? Must your senior pastor — or any pastor — disciple you? How much access should a member have to their pastor’s life? What does it mean to monopolize or idolize your pastor? Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode.

Meet the Brothers: Vincent Bacote & Tony Carter

Dr. Vincent Bacote, director of the center for applied Christian ethics and professor of theology at Wheaton College, came through The Front Porch to share about his life and ministry, specifically how he wrestled with becoming a professor instead of a senior pastor or a para-church worker.

The Basics of Discipleship

Episode (#006) | What is a disciple of Jesus? What is the goal of disciple-making? Whose responsibility is it to make disciples? Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams on this Pastor & People episode. (Photograph by Phil Roder via Flickr Creative Commons)

How Should Churches Respond to Fallen Pastors?

How should a church respond when there is a sinful failure on the pastor’s part? Are the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 also disqualifications? Louis Love chops it up with pastors Keelan Atkinson, Bobby Scott, and Kevin Smith about this difficult topic. C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Stefano Corso via Flickr Creative Commons)

Shepherding Ain’t Easy

Episode (#005) | What makes shepherding such a difficult labor? What might a brother be mindful of before he picks up this heavy mantle? How might this work be rewarded and what other encouragements does Scripture hold out for shepherds? C’mon up and enjoy this last episode of the series: “You Need More Than a Church: You Need a Shepherd.”

Where was the Injustice in Ferguson?

In the wake of Ferguson, Thabiti Anyabwile chops it up with host Isaac Adams to discuss where he specifically saw injustice in the legal proceedings. What are your thoughts? What can we do going forward? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Tori Rector via Flickr Creative Commons)

Meet the Brothers: Leonce & Thabiti Anyabwile

He saw his father grab his ’45 and go out to shoot the pastor. You can hear more stories from brother Leonce Crump, former NFL player and pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta, who came up on the porch to chop it up with Thabiti to talk about life and ministry. C’mon up and join the conversation.

How Many Shepherds Does a Church Need?

Episode (#004) | Why does the Bible almost always refer to Shepherds in the plural? Because no one man can do it all. No one man has the gifts necessary to care for an entire congregation. Shepherds, then, are gifts from God to be received with joy who should care for each individual sheep. This is why the Bible almost always refers to elders—plural.

Meet the Brothers: Elbert McGowan & Tony Carter

We had Elbert McGowan, leader of Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Jackson St. University, come up on the porch. He shares with Tony Carter about his life, ministry, and the upbringings of growing up during the flood of crack cocaine.

What Does A Shepherd Do?

Episode (#003) | What are the biblical requirements of the Shepherd? Thabiti suggests that there are at least four: knowing the sheep, feeding the sheep, leading the sheep, and protecting the sheep. C’mon up and join the conversation.

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