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.
Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Brian is the founder of Practical Shepherding, a non-profit organization committed to equipping pastors all over the world in the practical matters of pastoral ministry.
Bryce Butler is the Founder & Managing Director of Access Ventures, an impact investment group that deploys holistic investments to see communities flourish. Previously, Bryce was the Executive Pastor of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and served in the United States Army. He has an M.A. in Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Economics from Iowa State University. Bryce is married to Bethany, and they have 3 children.