Dayton Hartman

Dayton serves as Lead Pastor for Redeemer Church in Rocky Mount, NC where he lives with his wife and three sons. He holds an MA from Liberty University and a Ph.D. in Church and Dogma History from North-West University. He serves as an adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Colombia International University. He is the author of Church History for Modern Ministry and Lies Pastors Believe.

Jun 16

The Great Commission Is Guaranteed, So Let’s Get to Work by Dayton Hartman

The central command of the Great Commission is to make disciples. Disciples are made in and through the efforts of the local church.

Oct 4

To the Self-Medicating Church Planter by Dayton Hartman

Your ministry is not about endless growth and it certainly isn’t about your fame; it’s about the difficult task of loving and caring for the sheep Jesus has sought and purchased.

Sep 26

Preach Less by Dayton Hartman

As a church plant begins to mature, the church planter should preach less by sharing the pulpit more. 

Aug 28

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel Called to Ministry by Dayton Hartman

We can’t look to the degrees on our wall or the title beside our name as evidence of qualification.

Aug 28

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry by Dayton Hartman

We can’t look to the degrees on our wall or the title beside our name as evidence of qualification.

Mar 28

Pastor Fear by Dayton Hartman

When you see Jesus correctly, the right response is fear. 

Oct 14

Writing Sermons in Community by Dayton Hartman

Inviting critique and feedback of your sermon from a group of trusted voices could help bring clarity to the way you communicate the gospel.

May 16

Sure Signs of Bad Leadership by Dayton Hartman

A few sure signs your leadership is trending downward.

Feb 9

Pastor, Love Your Wife (Better!) by Dayton Hartman

Simple, gospel-reflecting habits, along with some robustly masculine intentionality, are at the core of loving your wife well.

Jan 15

Lies That Pastors Believe by Dayton Hartman

Pastor, you believe lies. For instance: "Jesus has called me to lead a movement."