Author Archives: Doug Smith

About Doug Smith

Doug Smith is blessed to be the husband of Krystal and father of three daughters. He is a member of Cornerstone Chapel, in Bristol, Tennessee. Doug preaches in a supply capacity and teaches hermeneutics with the Cumberland Area Pulpit Supply, a ministry which focuses on training men for ministry in rural Appalachia.

Training Pastors in the Local Church: Internships (Part 3 of 7)

In my last article on training pastors in the local church, we looked at one-on-one mentoring, where a pastor takes an aspiring pastor under his wing. This is the most direct way of training men in the context of the … Continue reading

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Training Pastors in the Local Church: One on One Mentoring (Part 2 of 7)

The most direct way of training men in the context of the local church is through mentoring. One on one mentoring can be one of the most rewarding methods of training others. It may possibly be the most difficult as … Continue reading

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Training Pastors in the Local Church: Introduction and Overview (Part 1 of 7)

The church is called “a pillar and buttress of truth” (1 Tim. 3:15 ESV). The model of theological training presented in the Scriptures is one that directly involves the local church, particularly as qualified men train others to teach others … Continue reading

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