Pastoral Theology at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies

This week I have been teaching a course in pastoral theology for the Midwest Center for Theological Studies in Owensboro, Kentucky. MCTS is a confessional school that is committed to providing training for pastoral ministry. It was founded and is overseen by pastors for pastors. Sam Waldron is the founding Dean.

Eddie Goodwin, the registrar, emailed me today with a link anyone who is interested to join us via interactive livestreaming for today’s and tomorrow’s classes. Sessions begin at 4 PM Central time. In one of the sessions tonight I have asked my wife, Donna, and our kids to be available to discuss issues and answer questions related to the pastor’s homelife. They will be joining us from Cape Coral in a video conference. If you are interested in popping in for a few minutes or in joining us for all of the classes, go to this link, sign in and follow the instructions.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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