Interviews on Pastoral Ministry

Handling Post-Sermon Blues

by John Piper

In episode 429, Pastor John offers counsel to pastors who find themselves discouraged on Monday mornings.

Explain Your Title ‘Pastor Emeritus’

by John Piper

In episode 427, Pastor John discusses his new title and role at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Do Podcast Preachers Make My Pastor Irrelevant?

by John Piper

In episode 297, Pastor John discusses the importance of listening and submitting to our faithful local pastors.

How Did You Learn to Preach?

by John Piper

In episode 228, Pastor John talks about how he learned to preach

Busy Pastors and Biblical Encounters, Part Two

by John Piper

In episode 219, Pastor John provides some biblical texts as he expounds on episode 218

Busy Pastors and Biblical Encounters, Part One

by John Piper

In episode 218, Pastor John talks about his experience in both academic and pastoral ministry in regards to gaining Biblical insight through his studies

How Do I Motivate My Church for Ministry?

by John Piper

In Episode 172, Pastor John talks about how a pastor motivates his church for ministry.

Avoiding Ministry Burnout

by John Piper

In Episode 142, Pastor John talks about how to avoid ministry burnout.

Natural Disasters and Pastoral Ministry

by John Piper

In Episode 113, Pastor John talks about pastoral ministry in the midst of terrible calamity.

On Pastors Who Use Churches as Studios

by John Piper

In Episode 103, John Piper counsels pastors against uses their churches as “studios” for wider ministry.

Bi-Vocational Ministry

Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders

by Danny Ovalle

Danny Ovalle on rationale and practice of bi-vocational ministry

Why Pastoral Professionalism Isn’t Enough

by John Piper

John Piper shares his takeaways from the 2013 conference for pastors in Minneapolis.

Fighting for Joy in Pastoral Ministry

by John Piper

In episode 27, we ask Pastor John how he maintained his personal awe of God for three decades of ministry. Did he ever burn out? Did he go through dry seasons? And, if he did, how did he get out?

Reflections from John Piper on His 67th Birthday

by John Piper

John Piper shares reflections over previous chapters of life, and shares the hopes and concerns he carries into a new chapter of life and ministry.

Should I Become a Pastor If My Wife Isn't Saved?

by John Piper

John Piper thinks it would be very difficult to bear the burdens of ministry alongside an unbelieving wife.

How Can a Pastor Respectfully and Lovingly Move His Congregation From the King James Version to a Better Translation?

by John Piper

John Piper has three suggestions for how to lead a church into using a new translation.

How Thorough Should a Pastor's Confession to His Congregation Be?

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how a pastor can be helpfully authentic in front of his people.

What's Your Advice for a New Pastor Who Comes Into a Church That Has Wide-Ranging Theological Differences?

by John Piper

John Piper argues for the importance of having theologically unified church leadership.

Is It Possible to Restore a Pastor Who Has Sinned Sexually?

by John Piper

John Piper says a repentant pastor can be restored, but he shouldn't presume upon it.

How Do I Know If God Is Calling Me to Be a Pastor?

by John Piper

John Piper identifies four things that should be present for aspiring pastors.