Mature Manhood in the Ministry

There is a crisis of biblical manhood in our day. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a gutting of mature manhood and the way men have been called to live as followers of Christ. John Piper says “The essence of Biblical Manhood is the benevolent responsibility to lead, provide for and protect women in ways that are appropriate to a man’s differing relationships.” Our prayer is that the talks from this conference would be used to strengthen men, help men thrive spiritually, help men kill sin, reform broken men by the power of Jesus Christ, train husbands, train fathers, and raise young men up to be godly, gentle, strong, and holy, having 1 Timothy 3 character whether an elder or not.

This presentation was given by Dr. Tom Ascol on June 10, 2019 at the “Mature Manhood in an Immature Age” 2019 Founders SBC event in Birmingham, Alabama.

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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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