For a recent theological module on church ministry, Reformed Baptist Seminary invited Pastor Chad Clint to address the subject of “community,” sometimes known as the church’s “body life.” Chad gave three lectures in all. In the first lecture, he discusses the importance of the church being a missional community that roots its ministry in the church’s own identity. He suggests various practical ways that we can cultivate and carry out missional community in the church in the second lecture. Then, in the third lecture, he surveys several specialized types of intra-church ministries such as ministries especially aimed at the youth, college and career, young couples, singles, older saints, etc.
A note about the lecturer: Chad Clint has served as the associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, since 2007. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in Social Science and Secondary Education and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville with an M.Div. degree. His passion is to make much of Christ through preaching, teaching, and building relationships with people. Chad and his wife, Melanie, have three children – Jaxon, Grace and Eli – and are prayerfully and intentionally teaching them to be faithful followers of Jesus who love to share the good news of his life, death and resurrection with everyone they meet.
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Reformed Baptist Seminary invited Pastor Ted Christian to serve as one of five lecturers for its recent module on Church Ministry. In the lecture below Ted explains how the church’s vision, mission, and strategy are grounded in its identity. Moreover, he argues that the church’s identity also constrains a three dimensional focus that is upward (worshiping God), inward (building up one another), and outward (ministering to the lost).