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Pastoral Theology, The Man of God: His Calling and Godly Life
by Albert N. Martin

“For forty-six years it was my privilege to fulfill the office and responsibilities of an elder set apart to ‘labor in preaching and teaching’ (1 Tim. 5:17) within the life and ministry of Trinity Baptist Church (TBC). During twenty of those years, the church maintained a church-based pastoral training center called the Trinity Ministerial Academy (TMA). While enrolled in the Academy, students embarked on a program which embodied a classic seminary curriculum. From the beginning of this endeavor the elders requested that I teach all the courses in pastoral theology, eventually covering a wide range of pastoral issues which I taught sequentially in eight units in a four-year cycle.”

“Since TMA was a ministry of a confessional church, holding to The Second London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 (the “second child” of The Westminster Confession of Faith), the theological, ecclesiastical, and practical instruction and counsel given in these lectures is decidedly and unashamedly Evangelical, Calvinistic, Reformed, Experiential, and Baptist. However, I trust that the lectures breathe a spirit of catholicity and that this fact will make the Lectures useful to all Bible-believing, Christ-loving men who desire to have every facet of their pastoral labors conformed to the precepts, precedents, and principles of the Scriptures (Isa. 8:20).” —From the Preface to Volume 1, Pastoral Theology by A.N. Martin

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About the Author
Albert N. Martin was one of the founding pastors of Trinity Baptist Church in Montville, NJ, where he labored for 46 years. Pastor Martin faithfully expounded the scriptures with a Christ-exalting focus and with passionate, penetrating, and pointed application at Trinity as well as at its annual pastors’ conferences. His ministry was also sought in churches and conferences throughout the States and around the world. In June 2008, he retired from his pastoral labors and relocated to Michigan with his wife, Dorothy, where he now resides while continuing his labors of counseling, writing, and preaching.

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Table of Contents of Volume 1 

Foreword 
Preface 
Acknowledgments 
Biographical Sketch of Albert N. Martin

Unit One: The Call of the Man of God 

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pastoral Theology 
Chapter 2 The Call of the Man of God to the Pastoral Office 
Chapter 3 Fundamental Errors Regarding a Call to the Pastoral Office 
Chapter 4 Aspiration to the Pastoral Office 
Chapter 5 Qualifications of Christian Character 
Chapter 6 Qualifications of Christian Experience (1) 
Chapter 7 Qualifications of Christian Experience (2) 
Chapter 8 Qualifications of Mental Gifts 
Chapter 9 Qualifications of Spiritual Gifts: Speaking Gifts 
Chapter 10 Qualifications of Leadership Gifts 
Chapter 11 The Source of Spiritual Giftedness 
Chapter 12 Confirmation to the Pastoral Office 
Chapter 13 Recognition and Ordination to the Pastoral Office

Unit Two: The Life of the Man of God 

Chapter 1 The Life of the Man of God in the Pastoral Office 
Chapter 2 His Relationship to God Spiritually (1) 
Chapter 3 His Relationship to God Spiritually (2) 
Chapter 4 His Relationship to God Spiritually (3) 
Chapter 5 His Relationship to God Intellectually 
Chapter 6 His Relationship to God Physically and Emotionally (1) 
Chapter 7 His Relationship to God Physically and Emotionally (2) 
Chapter 8 His Relationship to His People (1) 
Chapter 9 His Relationship to His People (2) 
Chapter 10 His Relationship to His People (3) 
Chapter 11 The Man of God in Relation to Himself 
Chapter 12 The Man of God in Relation to His Time and His Manifold Responsibilities 
Chapter 13 The Man of God in Relation to His Domestic Responsibilities (1) 
Chapter 14 The Man of God in Relation to His Domestic Responsibilities (2)

Scripture Index 
Topical Index 
Author Index

Overall title for the series of 3 volumes: Pastoral Theology

Volume 1: The Man of God: His Calling and Godly Life 
Unit 1: The Call of the Man of God 
Unit 2: The Life of the Man of God

Volume 2: The Man of God: His Preaching and Teaching Labors 
Unit 3: The Sermon: Its Content and Form, Part I 
Unit 4: The Sermon: Its Content and Form, Part II 
Unit 5: The Act of Preaching

Volume 3: The Man of God: His Shepherding, Evangelizing, and Counseling Labors 
Unit 6: The Work of Government, Oversight, and Shepherding, Part I 
Unit 7: The Work of Government, Oversight, and Shepherding, Part II 
Unit 8: The Work of Evangelizing and Counseling

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