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This course is designed to provide both a theological foundation for and a practical method for observing the two ordinances of the church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The approach in this course comes from a Baptist perspective and will be helpful to members of churches who wish to understand the ordinances better. New pastors and church planters may particularly benefit from the practical components of this course as they conduct baptisms and administer the Lord’s Supper for their first time.
The Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership exists to equip and encourage pastors to lead healthy, disciple-making churches for the glory of God around the world. The Center represents an intentional bridge between the seminary and the local church, offering assistance, resources, and training to SEBTS students, as well as to pastors and churches, to further equip them to serve well in the crucible of real life ministry.
Drs. John Ewart, Stephen Eccher, and Keith Whitfield come together to discuss the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper and how it is carried out in various ways. Topics that will be discussed include: 1) the biblical and theological foundations of the Lord’s Supper, 2) a historical understanding of the Lord’s Supper, and 3) some practical advice for those new to ministry in regards to the Lord’s Supper. This panel is rich with theological training and pastoral advice.
Drs. John Ewart, Stephen Eccher, and Keith Whitfield come together to further discuss the Lord’s Supper – this time, the practical aspects of the ordinance. Discussion includes 1) frequency of the Lord’s Supper, 2) the administering of the Lord’s Supper, and 3) who should take the Lord’s Supper? This practical conversation addresses many of the key questions pastors face on the administration of this ordinance.
Drs. John Ewart, Randy Mann, Keith Harper, and Chuck Quarles discuss the biblical and theological foundations of baptism. In this video, many topics will be discussed: 1) who is a proper candidate for baptism?, 2) the biblical and theological foundations for baptism, 3) a historical look at baptism, and 3) does baptism dispense God’s grace?
Drs. John Ewart, Randy Mann, Keith Harper, and Chuck Quarles discuss the vital conversations that need to be had before baptism. Much pastoral wisdom can be gleaned in this rich discussion.
Drs. John Ewart, Randy Mann, Keith Harper, and Chuck Quarles tackle the practical issues and questions regarding baptism. After watching the discussion video, a demonstration video will provide a step-by-step guide for conducting a baptism.