The Art of Pastoring

The Art of Pastoring

Many of the struggles of pastoral ministry go unseen. Along with the joys of serving our churches come the challenges of conflict, fear, and criticism. In the midst of these, pastors care for souls, preach the Word, and attempt to live healthy lives with our families and friends. On The Art of Pastoring, join Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin as they reflect on their decades of experience in ministry, engaging in frank and vulnerable conversation on lessons learned and pathways discovered as they’ve sought to follow Jesus and pastor well.

Latest Episodes

You Ask, We Answer
Episode 23|37 min
You Ask, We Answer
Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin search the mailbag and answer several questions from the audience.
Shepherds on the Socials
Episode 22|35 min
Shepherds on the Socials
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss their approaches to digital engagement.
Finding Friendship
Episode 21|35 min
Finding Friendship
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson talk about the difficulties and nuances of friendships for pastors.
Ministry in the Face of Fear
Episode 20|28 min
Ministry in the Face of Fear
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss specific fears they’ve faced as pastors.
Pastoral Passages
Episode 19|32 min
Pastoral Passages
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson share the scriptures they treasure as ministers of the gospel.
Prioritizing Prayer
Episode 18|31 min
Prioritizing Prayer
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss the difficulties of cultivating a rich prayer life, and they offer a few tips to make it just a bit easier.
When Pain Enters the Pulpit
Episode 17|26 min
When Pain Enters the Pulpit
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss grief in the pastor’s life with CT editor in chief Daniel Harrell.
One of These Types Is Not Like the Other
Episode 16|27 min
One of These Types Is Not Like the Other
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss introversion and extroversion in ministry.
Stewarding the Study
Episode 15|30 min
Stewarding the Study
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss the importance of times and places to read, pray, and reflect.
How Marriage Fits into Ministry (and Vice Versa)
Episode 14|31 min
How Marriage Fits into Ministry (and Vice Versa)
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss the all-consuming nature of ministry and how that shapes the marriages of pastors.