Resources by 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.

Oct 20, 2016

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.

Oct 4, 2018

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.

Aug 29, 2018

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.

May 17, 2016

Sure Signs of Bad Leadership by Dayton Hartman

A few sure signs your leadership is trending downward.

Sep 26, 2018

Preach Less by Dayton Hartman

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

Feb 15, 2016

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.

Mar 28, 2018

Pastor Fear by Dayton Hartman

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

Jan 20, 2016

Lies That Pastors Believe by Dayton Hartman

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

Aug 8, 2015

7 Dangers For Seminary Students by Dayton Hartman

I love the fact that those who populate these institutions will be sent out all over the world to serve as pastors, planters, missionaries, teachers, scholars, and more. Yet, many students find themselves "flaming out" during their time in seminary.

Dec 3, 2015

6 Things You Should Say To Your Wife by Dayton Hartman

All wives need to hear their husband say these six things.

Dec 27, 2015

5 Habits of Pastor Dad by Dayton Hartman

No man wakes up one day and instantly becomes the pastor of his home. It takes years of experience to grow into that role and many awkward face-plants while trying to shepherd their family. But here are a few simple habits that will get you on the trajectory to being a healthy "pastor dad."