RBSeminary.org Facelift – Reformed Baptist Seminary

Reformed Baptist Seminary just gave their site a very nice re-design:

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Check it out and don’t miss all the great free resources they have (which we have featured before).

To learn more about Reformed Baptist Seminary, check out our podcast with Dean Dr. Bob Gonzales about the school:

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Y’all know of my pet-peeve with outdated sites by Reformed Baptist (forget which podcast I’ve mentioned that on). So I am happy to see all these nice, updated sites from fellow 1689’rs!

Church Ministry Roundup: New Reformed Baptist Seminary Videos

Though we already highlighted some, here are more videos from Reformed Baptist Seminary on church ministry and the worship of the church.

Eight Free Video Lectures on Worship and Music – Pastor Matt Foreman

Reformed Baptist Seminary asked Pastor Matt Foreman to give eight lectures on the topic of worship and church ministry. Parts one and two of Matt’s lecture series consist of a redemptive historical survey or overview of worship in the Bible. He explains the relationship between worship as a way of life and corporate worship in part three. The fourth and fifth parts of his series focus on the regulative principle of worship and the distinction between elements and circumstances. Matt provides a theology of music and worship in part six, using the piano and an acoustic guitar to illustrate the principles he expounds. Then, in part seven, Matt gives practical guidelines for working with worship leaders and musical accompanists. Finally, he discusses special occasions such as weddings and funerals.

Part 1: Worship in Redemptive History (Part I)

Part 2: Worship in Redemptive History (Part II)

Part 3: Worship in All of Life and Corporate Worship

Part 4: The Regulative Principle of Worship

Part 5: Elements and Circumstances of Worship

Part 6: A Theology of Worship Music

Part 7: Practical Guidelines for Worship

Part 8: Special Occasions: Weddings and Funerals

 

Contextualization & Church Ministry: Two Free Video Lectures

Contextualization in gospel ministry is a much debated topic. In the two lectures below, Bob Gonzales attempts to navigate a course between the extremes of what one writer has called “cultural gluttony” (over-contextualization) and “cultural anorexia” (under-contextualization). In the first lecture that’s entitled “All Things to All Men,” he attempts to provide an exegetically derived definition and description of what it means to accommodate our gospel ministry to those we’re trying to win to Christ. The second lecture, “Communication That Connects,” focuses more specifically on the contextualization of the gospel message itself in order to render its truth more intelligible and its relevance more apparent to the target audience.

“All Things To All Men”: Contextualization & Ministry, Part 1 – Bob Gonzales

“Communication That Connects”: Contextualization & Ministry, Part 2 – Bob Gonzales

 

How the Bible Regulates Worship: Two Free Lectures

How does the Bible regulate our worship? Pastor Matt Foreman addresses this question as he lectures on the larger topic of worship and church ministry. In the two free video lectures below, Pastor Foreman addresses the distinction between worship as a way of life and corporate worship. He also discusses the distinction between elements and circumstances of worship.

The Regulative Principle Explained – Matt Foreman

The Elements and Circumstances Distinguished – Matt Foreman

 

Here is the audio mp3s from these.

 

Community & Church Ministry – 3 Free Video Lectures by Chad Clint + 1 by Ted Christian from Reformed Baptist Seminary

From the Reformed Baptist Seminary blog:

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.

On a related note you may also be interested in this video:

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).

Aug. 24-30, 2013 Doctrine of the Church – RBS 2013 Summer Module – Greg Nichols

Grace Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina will host Reformed Baptist Seminary’s 2013 summer module on The Doctrine of the Church on the week of August 24 thru 30.

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Pastor Gregory Nichols (M.Div.), who serves as a professor of systematic theology for RBS, will deliver 30 lectures in which he will expound universal church principles as well as local church polity. The first lecture will begin Saturday morning at 9:00am, and the final lecture will conclude Friday afternoon. The lectures will be recorded for those who may have to arrive late or leave early.

For the course syllabus, registration form, and more information, click here.

(If you heard the most recent podcast then you know they plan to turn these lectures into a book!)

Interview #13 – Reformed Baptist Seminary – Bob Gonzales (2 of 2) + More

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On episode 13 of our podcast, we finish our two part interview with Dr. Bob Gonzales on Reformed Baptist Seminary.

After that we show you our new segment, talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode where we talk with Pastor Jeff Johnson about his book “The Church – Why Bother?”.

Listen or (right-click and) download the episode:

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Interview Linkage:

Headline Linkage:

Sponsor:

Credopedia.org – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.

Post-Interview Music:

Let Your Kingdom Come from the album Valley of Vision by Sovereign Grace Music

Technology & Church Ministry “The Cutting Edge” – Two Part Video Series from Reformed Baptist Seminary – Bob Gonzales

From the Reformed Baptist Seminary blog:

For the recent winter module on Church Ministry, Dr Gonzales was tasked with lecturing on the topic of “technology and church ministry.” In the first lecture he provides a biblical and theological framework for understanding technology and its relation both to culture and also to the church. Then, in the second lecture, Gonzales surveys various modern technologies used to facilitate ministry outreach, discipleship, community, and worship. Along the way he highlights the benefits as well as some of the drawbacks for some of these technologies. Gonzales concludes the series by encouraging pastors and students to count the cost, to minister within their means, and to keep their priorities right (i.e., technology isn’t our priority; the gospel is). 

 

We hope you’ll find these lectures stimulating and helpful. A PDF copy of Dr Gonzales’ lecture notes will be posted shortly.

“The Cutting Edge”: Technology & Church Ministry, Part 1

 

“The Cutting Edge”: Technology & Church Ministry, Part 2

Interview #12 – Reformed Baptist Seminary – Bob Gonzales (1 of 2) + More

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On episode 12 of our podcast, we interview Dr. Bob Gonzales on Reformed Baptist Seminary.

After that we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode which will include part 2 of this interview.

Listen or (right-click and) download the show:

Interview Linkage:

Headline Linkage:

Sponsor:

Credopedia.org – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.

Post-Interview Music:

Let Your Kingdom Come from the album Valley of Vision by Sovereign Grace Music

Encouraging News From Reformed Baptist Seminary International (RBSI)

Howdy,

Even though we are from the great nation state of Texas, we rejoice to see Reformed Baptist materials being promoted throughout the world. That is why I found this very encouraging:

The 8th Theological Module in Bogotá, Colombia
The 8th Theological Module in Bogotá, Colombia. “A Theology of the Covenants.” Pastor Salvador Gomez of La Iglesia Biblical del Señor Jesucristo
We thank God for his faithful provision that has made theological training accessible to Colombian pastors through the ministry of Reformed Baptist Seminary and its International Training Program (RBSI). With God’s blessing, we have completed the eighth theological module entitled “A Theology of the Covenants.” Pastor Salvador Gomez of La Iglesia Biblical del Señor Jesucristo served as our instructor. The module was a great time for reunion and communion with the pastors of several cities in Colombia who are taking the program. We’re always encouraged to see how the men’s excitement renews each time they gather. Many of the men continue to testify of the spiritual and personal benefit they get in addition to the biblical training. They claim that fellowship with other pastors during this week of the module refreshes their lives and ministries, recharging them to continue working in their churches.
 
A total of 47 students from different parts of Colombia attended this module…

 

RBSI is a ministry of Reformed Baptist Seminary that focuses on theological education outside the United States. Through RBSI the seminary seeks to provide biblical training for pastors and ministerial aspirants outside the United States who have neither the time nor the money to pursue an extended, formal theological education. Until Providence opens a door for them to receive a fuller education, they are in immediate need of basic theological training to ground them in the great doctrines of Scripture. Thus, the seminary offers a version of the Marrow of Theology program, which provides an introduction to sacred theology and a platform on which to build further theological studies.

Find out more on how you can support RBSI.

20+ FREE Lectures & Q&A on Preaching & Teaching from Reformed Baptist Seminary

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The lectures below belong to the curriculum of Reformed Baptist Seminary’s course on preaching and teaching. They are made available here for the benefit of pastors and churches that are seeking to prepare men for gospel ministry.

Lecture 01 – Introduction to Preaching – Brian Borgman

Lecture 02 – Definitions and Observations – Brian Borgman

Lecture 03 – The Message We Preach, Pt 1 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 04 – The Message We Preach, Pt 2 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 05 – The Message We Preach, Pt 3 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 06 – The Power of Preaching, Pt 1 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 07 – The Power of Preaching, Pt 2 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 08 – Directives to Young Preachers, Pt 1 – Robert Briggs

Lecture 09 – Directives to Young Preachers, Pt 2 – Robert Briggs

Lecture 10 – Directives to Young Preachers, Pt 3 – Robert Briggs

Lecture 11 – Sermon Classifications, Pt 1 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 12 – Sermon Classifications, Pt 2 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 13 – Choosing a Passage to Preach – Brian Borgman

Lecture 14 – Preaching and Contextualization, Pt 1 – Robert Elliott

Lecture 15 – Preaching and Contextualization, Pt 2 – Robert Elliott

Lecture 16 – Preaching and Contextualization, Pt 3 – Robert Elliott

Lecture 17 – Developing a Passage to Preach – Brian Borgman

Lecture 18 – Outlining and Preparation, Pt 1 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 19 – Outlining and Preparation, Pt 2 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 20 – Delivering the Message, Pt 1 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 21 – Delivering the Message, Pt 2 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 22 – Delivering the Message, Pt 3 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 23 – Delivering the Message, Pt 4 – Brian Borgman

Lecture 24 – Q&A Session

[source: Reformed Baptist Seminary]