The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century significantly reshaped the theology and practice of the pastoral office. This was particularly evident in reformed Geneva, where Calvin and his colleagues institutionalized a biblical vision of ministry that gave priority to preaching, sacraments, catechesis, church discipline, and pastoral collegiality and accountability. In this podcast, Scott Manetsch explores pastoral practice in reformed Geneva and suggests ways Calvin’s model is relevant for faithful Christian ministry today.
Date: April 4, 2017
Event: The Gospel Coalition National Conference 2017
You can listen to this episode of The Gospel Coalition podcast here.
- Calvin’s Company of Pastors: Pastoral Care and the Merging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 by Scott Manetsch
- Richard Baxter: 400 Years Later, Still a Model Pastor
- What Seminary Can’t Teach a Pastor
- 6 Books from the Great Christian Tradition of Pastoral Care
Find more audio and video from the 2017 National Conference on the conference media page.