On pastoral care and The Shepherds Crook with Jared Sparks.
In this episode of the Ministry Minded podcast, I was privileged to speak to pastor, church planter, and podcaster Jared Sparks to talk about pastoral ministry and ministers in crises.
Jared lives and serves in Carbondale, Illinois, where he pastors Christ Church Carbondale. He and his wife Jordan have two sons, Ransom and Valor. He is the founder of The Shepherd’s Crook, a pastoral care and counseling initiative that’s aimed at coming alongside wearied and troubled pastors and pointing them to Jesus.
Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader, Jason K. Allen, general editor
The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan
The Christian Ministry: With an Inquiry into the Causes of its Inefficiency, Charles Bridges
The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus, Zack Eswine
The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry, Jared C. Wilson
Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray
This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more by going to CSBible.com.
Intro music: “Day 28” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.