Practical Shepherding
Seminar on Hawaii Island – Hilo

November 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Theme: “Ministry Perseverance”
Monday, November 13
9:30am-1pm (lunch provided)
Kaumana Drive, Hilo


HPBC and the Big Island Baptist Association are co-sponsoring training for pastors, elders, church staff, and spouses and those who are in training to be pastors or elders.

$10 includes lunch and the book “Pastoral Friendship: The Forgotten Piece to a Persevering Ministry” (one per family).

This seminar will be held in-person only.

Brian’s ministry is “Helping pastors thrive in the trenches of pastoral ministry.” His focus is on helping pastors be better shepherds of their congregation. His latest resource, Practically Trained Pastors, is insightful and fruitful for mentoring pastors. More information about Brian’s ministry is at Practical Shepherding, Inc.


9:30am  SESSION #1
10:45am  BREAK
11:00am  SESSION #2
12:15pm  LUNCH

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November 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am

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Kaumana Drive Baptist Church

388 Kaumana Drive
Hilo, HI


Brian Croft

Brian Croft is the former Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the Founder and Executive Director of Practical Shepherding, Inc He is also Senior Fellow for the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization and an Adjunct Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the husband of Cara and father of four children, son Samuel and daughters Abby, Isabelle, and Claire. He has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years, spending seventeen years as Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church.