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Croft, Brian

Overview
Works: 25 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 912 library holdings
Genres: Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BV4396, 253
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Most widely held works by Brian Croft
Conduct gospel-centered funerals : applying the gospel at the unique challenges of death by Brian Croft( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring Gospel Hope in the Midst of Death The phone rings: "Pastor, can you do my mother's funeral?" Or, "Please help us ⁰́₄-our baby just died." Death comes unexpectedly, giving you two to three days of time to prepare a sermon ⁰́₄-in the midst of caring for a grieving family. This helpful book walks a pastor through the logistics of memorial services, burials, and working with funeral homes ⁰́₄-using the four P's: Plan, Prepare, Preach, and Perform. It shows how to magnify Christ and the gospel in the midst of all the details, demands, and sorrow that surrounds the death of a loved one. The Practical Shepherding series of books provides pastors and ministry leaders with advice and practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals, experienced pastors Brian Croft and Phil A. Newton offer readers a concise guide to conducting funerals that glorify God and offer a timely message of hope
The pastor's ministry : biblical priorities for faithful shepherds by Brian Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every pastor struggles with demands for his time, and how to determine priorities in ministry. Some choose to respond to the most urgent needs, while others seek a more balanced and intentional approach. But what determines these priorities? Where should a busy pastor look for wisdom in making decisions? In the Pastor's Ministry, pastor and author Brian Croft looks to the Scriptures to determine the top ten priorities for a faithful pastoral ministry. These biblically rooted responsibilities help pastors determine how to spend their time and with greater discernment respond to the demands of the church
Visit the sick : ministering God's grace in times of illness by Brian Croft( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to instruct and motivate pastors, church leaders, and other care-giving Christians through the counsel of the heroes of church history, to recapture the practice of visiting the sick. This is accomplished by considering three specific areas: first, our commitment to the theological as we consider how most effectively to care for their souls; second, our commitment to the pastoral, which instructs us how to proceed with wisdom and discernment in the variety of circumstances we will face; third, our commitment to the practical so that the manner in which we care for the sick will help, not hinder, our effort to communicate biblical truth to them
The pastor's family : shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministry by Brian Croft( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife--The Pastor's Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of a family. Brian and Cara Croft identify the unique challenges that pastors face as husbands and fathers. They also discuss the difficulties and joys of being a pastor's wife and offer practical advice on raising children in a ministry family. In addition to addressing the challenges of marriage and raising children, they also highlight the joys of serving together as a family and the unique opportunities pastors have to train their children and lead their families. With discussion questions for use by couples and pastoral reading groups, this book is ideal for pastors and their spouses, pastoral ministry students and their wives, as well as elders, deacons, and others who wish to remain faithful to the care of their families while diligently fulfilling their calling in ministry. The Pastor's Family equips pastors with time-tested wisdom to address the tension of family and congregational dynamics while persevering in their calling."--Publisher's description
Prepare them to shepherd : test, train, affirm, and send the next generation of pastors by Brian Croft( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Prepare Them to Shepherd, pastor Brian Croft challenges local churches and their leaders to reclaim their biblical responsibility to test, train, affirm, and send out those who are called into ministry. The Practical Shepherding series provides pastors and ministry leaders with practical help for pastoral ministry in a local church
Oversee God's people : shepherding the flock through administration and delegation by Brian Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible gives instruction to those called to church leadership, challenging them to shepherd God's people by exercising oversight. But what does that mean' And how is it done in a way that is faithful to God and effective in enabling growth, individually and corporately' The Practical Shepherding series of guides provides pastors and ministry leaders with practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Oversee God's People, pastors Brian Croft and Bryce Butler unpack what the Bible teaches about administration and the necessity of delegation in congregational leadership, offering practical suggestions to improve the structures, process, and relationships among leaders in your church
Caring for widows : ministering God's grace by Brian Croft( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pastors and church leaders are responsible for countless things. Unfortunately, in many churches, ministry to widows remains largely neglected and forgotten. Highlighting the Bible’s recurring commands to care for widows with sensitivity and compassion, this book encourages church leaders to think carefully about how to serve the widows in their congregations and suggests practical strategies to that end. In part 1, the authors summarize the Bible’s consistent teaching regarding the care of widows. In part 2, the authors offer hands-on counseling and a host of practical suggestions related to ensuring that widows receive the support and encouragement they need to thrive in the church"--Amazon
Gather God's people : understand, plan, and lead worship in your local church by Brian Croft( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible tells us that we are to worship the Lord, that we were created for this purpose. But what is true worship? What does the Bible teach about the right-and the wrong-ways to worship God? In this book, pastors Brian Croft and Jason Adkins unpack a biblical theology of worship, discuss the practical matters of planning a worship service, and offer suggestions and insights on the best way to lead a worship service that honors the Lord
Pray for the flock : ministering God's grace through intercession by Brian Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brothers, pray for us." (1 Thessalonians 5:25). The Apostle Paul's letters are filled with references to prayer--requests for prayer from the churches, prayers for them, and teaching and encouragement that God was working through these prayers. Pastors and church leaders know that prayer is powerful and it must be a priority in any ministry, yet many pastors struggle to maintain an active prayer life. Ever more difficult is the challenge of praying for the flock, lifting up the needs of the people God has placed in your care
The pastor's family : shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministry by Brian Croft( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian and Cara Croft address an important, but oft-overlooked aspect of being a pastor: the unique challenges and complexities of relationships in a pastor's own family. The Pastor's Family provides guidance for pastors as husbands and fathers and shares wisdom for pastors wives to address the difficulties they face as well. Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife ---pastors and their spouses will find the encouragement they need to persevere in their calling
Biblical church revitalization : solutions for dying & divided churches by Brian Croft( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a unique and special power and testimony in not just a vibrant local church full of life, but an old historic one that had lost its way, was on life support, and into which God saw fit to breathe life once again. In Biblical Church Revitalization Brian Croft calls us to an intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches."--Back cover
Test, train, affirm & send into ministry : recovering the local church's responsibility in the external call by Brian Croft( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The once strong commitment by the local church throughout church history to affirm a person who possesses the gifts and godly character suitable for Christian ministry, known as the external call, has practically vanished in the twenty-first century. This book is designed to equip and call back local churches to this biblical responsibility. This is accomplished by answering the typical questions that accompany this topic: Who is responsible? Who receives this call? Who gives this call and how does a local church proceed to give it? These are just a few of the important questions that are biblically, theologically, and practically answered. The aim of this book is to contribute to an awakening in the local church to relieve unnecessary pressures upon theological institutions, alleviate confusion to those seeking a call into gospel ministry, and restore a vision to this divine call which God has placed solely upon his redeemed people. - Publisher
Mea Culpa : learning from mistakes in the ministry by Kyle McClellan( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pastor's soul : the call and care of an undersheperd by Brian Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help! He's struggling with pornography by Brian Croft( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing snarls & scowls : preaching through hostility, apathy, and adversity in church revitalization by Brian Croft( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faith that endures : meditations on Hebrews 11 by Brian Croft( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El pastor y su familia by Brian Croft( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being a pastor : a conversation with Andrew Fuller by Andrew Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intranet Web development by John Desborough( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pastor's ministry : biblical priorities for faithful shepherdsVisit the sick : ministering God's grace in times of illnessThe pastor's family : shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministryPrepare them to shepherd : test, train, affirm, and send the next generation of pastorsOversee God's people : shepherding the flock through administration and delegationCaring for widows : ministering God's gracePray for the flock : ministering God's grace through intercessionThe pastor's family : shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministryIntranet Web development
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