Special Events

Brian Croft

Cultivating a Biblical Ministry in an Unbiblical World
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 7:00pm -9:00pm (optional pre-conference session)
  • Saturday August 27, 2022 8:00am-4:00pm (conference)
  • Occoquan Bible Church:    3700 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
  • $35 registration fee for Saturday Conference

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Pastors, elders, and men aspiring to ministry (vocationally or bi-vocationally): We invite you to join us for a one day conference with Brian Croft (Founder and Executive Director of Practical Shepherding).  With more than two decades of ministry experience and church revitalization, Brian will share with us not only the need for raising up the next generation of pastors but offer practical advice on how we can faithfully accomplish this goal. For more information or questions about this event, please email David Schrock, Pastor of Preaching and Theology at Occoquan Bible Church.

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Brian is the former Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder and Executive Director of Practical Shepherding, Inc.  He is also Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization and an Adjunct Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is the husband of Cara and father of four children, son, Samuel and daughters, Abby, Isabelle, and Claire. He has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years, spending seventeen of those years as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church. 
The Pastor's Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd
From the foreword by David Murray: "'The minister’s soul is the soul of his ministry.' I can’t remember where I first heard this saying, but I’ve never been able to forget it. And, having read this book, I never want to forget it. In these pages, Jim Savastio and Brian Croft establish the foundation of all faithful and fruitful ministry—the pastor’s soul.
The Pastor's Ministry Biblical Priorities for Faithful Shepherds
Every pastor struggles with demands for his time, and how to determine priorities in ministry. Some choose to respond to the most urgent needs, while others seek a more balanced and intentional approach. But what determines these priorities? Where should a busy pastor look for wisdom in making decisions? In the Pastor's Ministry, pastor and author Brian Croft looks to the Scriptures to determine the top ten priorities for a faithful pastoral ministry.
The Pastor's Family Shepherding Your Family through the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
Featuring insights from the perspective of both a pastor and his wife, The Pastor's Family identifies the complicated burdens and expectations ministry brings to the life of a family. Brian and Cara Croft identify the unique challenges that pastors face as husbands and fathers. They also discuss the difficulties and joys of being a pastor's wife and offer practical advice on raising children in a ministry family.
To read more about these books, or others written by Brian,  click here.