The Ministry We Need: The Reformed Pastor (Grace Essentials)
“A timeless treasure. This edited version will thrill the reader with the privileges of a faithful pastoral ministry yet simultaneously reveal its challenges. Use it with an eager anticipation that the pastoral ministry will be transformed.”See All
Harry L. Reeder
Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
“The Reformed Pastor is a story of a young minister going to a working town and by his awakening ministry and pastoral visitation, the whole of that community was pervasively affected. It is powerful. We are far too satisfied with scraps of praise from our supporters while the churches decline and the world moves on. This valiant, sensitive attempt to make it even more accessible by upgrading the language giving it a contemporary flavouring is most welcome.”See All
Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales
“A most amazing work that should be read by every young minister before he takes a people under his care. I think the practical part of it should be reviewed every three or four years. Nothing would have a greater tendency to awaken the spirit of a minister to that zeal in his work, for want of which many good men are but shadows of what (by the blessing of God) they might be, if the maxims and measures laid down in that incomparable Treatise were strenuously pursued.”See All
(1702-1751) was a well known nonconformist pastor in Northampton, England. He ran a small college in his home for training men for the ministry.
“Well-worn copies of The Reformed Pastor have been the companion of faithful Protestant ministers since the 17th century. Church leaders will find this book a helpful resource for setting a biblical direction for their shepherding care of God's flock.”See All
Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of Students, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
Richard Baxter believed that teaching was the minister's main task. He also believed that Christians should regularly come to their pastor with their problems and ministers should regularly catechise their congregations. Baxter's main concern was that personal catechising should be given to everyone, not just the young. It was this concern that brought The Reformed Pastor to birth. Faithfully presented here in an edited version for the modern audience, this book offers helpful, practical advice for those in leadership positions.