Resources by Todd Chipman

Todd R. Chipman, PhD, has been the Pastor for Discipleship at The Master’s Community Church (SBC), Kansas City, Kansas since 2000. Dr. Chipman also serves as an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published articles and book reviews in The Midwestern Journal of Theology and Expostiory Times, and has presented academic research papers at meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Chipman and his wife Julie have 7 children and advocate for forster/adoption ministry.

Jul 11, 2019

Why the Church Can and Must Care for Orphans

An Interview with Dr. Todd Chipman, Author of Until Every Child is Home

If our churches are following the New Testament grid of ministry, orphan care will be natural, just another outlet for the powerful message of Christ that gathers and disperses us each week.

Mar 23, 2017

To PhD or Not to PhD by Todd Chipman

A few reflections on whether or not pursuing a PhD is a right fit.

Aug 21, 2017

The Solar Eclipse and Repentance in Biblical Theology by Todd Chipman

The sad irony of August 21, 2017, is that what many will celebrate today, even with decadence, signals God’s wrath upon human idolatry. 

Jun 1, 2017

The Orphan, the Church, and the Pastor

The Logic of William Carey and the Orphan-Care Crisis

In aiming to exemplify hospitality to orphans, pastors are given the unique opportunity of leveraging their influence to fulfill James's biblical ideal of pure and undefiled religion.

Sep 15, 2016

Striking the Right Balance with the Biblical Languages by Todd Chipman

A plea for students and pastors to strike the right balance with the Biblical languages in hopes that they might be engaged and employed effectively for a lifetime of frutiful church ministry.

Feb 12, 2018

Pastor, Take Courage in the Historical Jesus! by Todd Chipman

Archaeology does not, has not and will never prove Christianity as a system of faith—nor can it disprove the textual evidence of the New Testament. 

Jun 15, 2017

More than a Messenger

The Pastor as Farm-Steward and Soldier

For a pastor, the stewardship of the gospel message is best understood in light of the broader stewardship of the household of God.

Aug 2, 2016

Don't Waste Your Hospital Visitation by Todd Chipman

We may not be able to make it to every hospital stay. But in most instances, presence at the hospital, surgery center or doctor’s office will provide a strategic Great Commission platform. Let’s not waste it.

Sep 10, 2019

Advice to Young Seminarians by Todd Chipman

This is part of God’s curriculum for pastors: in leading a church post-seminary, men of God will need to personally know of God’s faithfulness if they are going to lead the flock to walk by faith.

Feb 8, 2019

5 Relationships to Cultivate As You Foster or Adopt (Part 5)

Develop a Parenting Partnership with Local Schools they might attend

School is life for foster kids so develop a partnership with the local school your child will attend. 

Feb 1, 2019

5 Relationships to Cultivate As You Foster or Adopt (Part 4)

Develop a Parenting Partnership with your Parents

Whatever the circumstances, potential foster or adoptive couples should court their parents and patiently give them a vision for multigenerational influence. 

Jan 25, 2019

5 Relationships to Cultivate As You Foster or Adopt (Part 3)

Develop a Parenting Ministry Partnership with the Children You Already Have

As they see you expanding your parenting to include the new kids in your home, while yet devoting yourself to them, they will be ready to expand their capacity to be a brother or sister to the new kids God has given you.

Jan 18, 2019

5 Relationships to Cultivate As You Foster or Adopt (Part 2)

Develop a Parenting Ministry Partnership with your Local Church

As a member of the body of Christ in a local church, you enjoy a mutual commitment with other believers that reflects your relationship with your spouse. 

Jan 11, 2019

5 Relationships to Cultivate As You Foster or Adopt (Part 1)

Develop a Parenting Ministry Partnership with your Spouse

Foster care or adoption will stretch your marriage in ways it has never been stretched before.