Episode (#011) | Church congregations ought operate together for holiness and delight in Christ. Why does holiness matter for God’s people? How is this holiness expressed in the local congregation? C’mon up and join this conversation in our new series: Holiness and Purity.
Episode (#010) | What does it say about a church’s health if there are no friendships in the church between pastors and their people? C’mon up and join the conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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)
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)
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.
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.
Episode (#002) | Can it really be true that Christians need more than their local church? And if they do, what is the thing they’re missing: a preacher? a pastor? Are those the same thing? C’mon up and join the conversation. (Photograph by Afghanistan Matters via Flickr Creative Commons)
Episode (#001) | Pastor & People is a weekly podcast hosted by The Front Porch. Its aim is to encourage pastors and the people in their charge to work together for the faith and joy of their church. (Photograph by United Way of Greater St. Louis via Flickr Creative Commons)