#101: Preaching that lasts and pastoring for the long-run.

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I’m back with another episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast! This time, I share some general thoughts on pastoral ministry before diving into some recent articles which have helped concretize my own convictions concerning the office of pastor. As a young man in ministry, I am so grateful to soak up resources like this which put me on a trajectory for long-term shepherding. 


Stonington Baptist Church sermons

The Gospel Coalition, Central PA Regional Chapter Spring Gathering

Advice to Young Preachers,” R. Scott Clark 

Preaching That Lasts, Nick Batzig 

The 8 Stages of Long-Term Pastoral Ministry,” Phil A. Newton 

The prevailing necessity of the pulpit,” article by yours truly 

The house that who built,” article by yours truly 

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, and son Braxton. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name.” (3 Jn 1:7) So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.


Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.