Episode 63: The Pastor and the Mentoring Church

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Phil Newton joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the mentoring church. Phil is senior pastor of South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He has recently written The Mentoring Church, and his previous books include Elders in the Life of the Church and Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals.

Guest(s): Phil Newton


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Phil’s current ministry at South Woods Baptist Church
  • What led Phil to write The Mentoring Church
  • Why the most effective mentoring pairs together the pastor and the local church
  • Examples of faithful mentoring from Church History
  • Reasons why pastors should be intentional about mentoring
  • Practical advice for how to become a mentoring church


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