Gospel-Driven Ministry

Gospel-Driven Ministry

Taught by Jared C. Wilson

In Gospel-Driven Ministry, Jared Wilson looks at the qualifications for the pastorate, addressing the notion of a call to ministry and how to identify the marks of maturity and affirm a call. In this online course, he unpacks the eight core practices of pastoral ministry and offers guidance to prepare pastors for long-term, healthy ministry.

Course Details

  • 12 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 3 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Gospel-Driven Ministry

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus called and equipped individuals who would serve his community of followers. These "shepherds" are called to preach, pray, and care for the needs of God's people. But what does it mean to be a pastor? And what is the nature of this ministry, according to the Bible?

In the Gospel-Driven Ministry online course, Jared Wilson looks at the qualifications for the pastorate and introduces a gospel-centered approach to the core practices of pastoral ministry, including:

  • Preaching sermons
  • Developing a vibrant prayer life
  • Caring and counseling
  • Family care and self-discipline
  • Leadership dynamics
  • Spiritual warfare and fighting sin
  • Resolving conflict
  • Passing on the ministry to others

This is a comprehensive, practical course on pastoral ministry that prepares new pastors and equips those currently serving for long-term, healthy ministry.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Insight into gospel-centered approach for pastoral ministry
  • Practical tips on core responsibilities of a pastor and how to realign with Jesus
  • A deeper biblical grounding into the sacred privilege of the pastor
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions, unit assessments, and award-winning memory building tools

Meet Your Instructors

Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence of Midwestern Seminary, general editor of For the Church, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. His books include Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, The Imperfect Disciple, and Supernatural Power for Everyday People. He lives outside Kansas City with his wife, Becky, and their two daughters.

Course Outline

  • Introduction: On This Mysterious Stewardship

  • The Pastor

  • The Power

  • Worshiping

  • Preaching: Part 1

  • Preaching: Part 2


  • Caring

  • Leading

  • Fighting (and Making Peace)

  • Living

  • Dying

  • Conclusion



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