October 7, 2009 by C.J. Mahaney
I’d like to introduce you to two friends: Jeff Purswell and Dave Harvey. These men are more than friends; these men are partners in the ministry of the gospel here at Sovereign Grace Ministries. And over the next week these men will begin contributing to the Cheap Seats blog.
I’ve asked Jeff Purswell
to write on theology as it relates to pastoral ministry. He is a man who thinks clearly, carefully, and biblically. He is a combination of the academic and the pastoral, blessed with both a scholar’s head and a shepherd’s heart. Jeff serves as the dean of the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College
, where he has been entrusted with the training of our future pastors and church planters, and as a pastor at Covenant Life Church
. Each week the Pastors College students ask Jeff questions about theology and pastoral ministry. Through this blog, we can listen in on a few of Jeff’s answers.
I’ve asked Dave Harvey
to address church planting. Dave is a church planter with gray hair. To this blog he will bring over 20 years of pastoral and church planting experience, a distinct writing gift, and a heart to help young church planters. At Sovereign Grace, Dave is responsible for church care and domestic and international church planting.
As you can imagine, both of these men are quite busy. I am humbled that they would make time in their schedules to contribute to this blog.
For years I have benefited from Jeff’s and Dave’s friendship, teaching, and counsel. Through their blog posts I think you will benefit too. Be watching for posts from these men each week on a rotating cycle.