Episode 6: Trusting Others to Provide Soul Care (with Tom Zobrist)

by | Oct 10, 2023

As we continue to discuss the practical application of biblical soul care at your church, Pastor Tom Zobrist joins me in this episode. Our conversation focuses on finding trusted people within your congregation to help you provide soul care.

As a pastor or church leader, your days are already filled to the max with responsibilities and shepherding your people. While you may be able to be the sole provider of soul care in your church for a season, in order for your church to grow and embrace a culture of soul care you need to trust others to help provide it. In this episode, we’re exploring what that looks like!


Key Takeaways

  1. You can’t do this alone. Even if you have a small church, you will only be able to effectively provide soul care to your congregation for a limited time on your own. Your reach will be far greater if you work on adding others throughout your congregation who can help provide soul care in effective ways.
  2. It takes time to build a team. As you start to bring additional people on your team to provide soul care, you will find they will multiply over time. Someone who came as an advocate will start to show interest in moving into the role of counselor or someone who previously received counsel will want to learn how to counsel others. This process takes time, which is all the more reason to get started now.
  3. God is in control. Many church leaders and pastors are afraid to relinquish control of this aspect of ministry. However, the reality is that we are not in control; God is. We need to use the God-given resources at our disposal and relinquish control to trusted, trained people within our church.


Meet Tom

Tom Zobrist has been the Senior Pastor at Liberty Bible Church in Eureka, Illinois for over 35 years. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary in Missouri. Tom and his wife, Cindi, have five children and 10 grandchildren.

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