Brian Biedebach

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Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

B.A., Taylor University
M. Div., The Master’s Seminary
D.Min., The Master’s Seminary
Ph.D., Stellenbosch University

Dr. Biedebach graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1996 and soon after resumed missions work in Malawi, Africa. In 1999, Dr. Biedebach accepted the senior pastor position at Grace Christian Church in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 2007, Dr. Biedebach transitioned back to Malawi to pastor a new church, International Bible Fellowship Church, and help to establish a TMAI training center in the capital city of Lilongwe. During this time, he also received a Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and taught Homiletics at African Bible College.

Dr. Biedebach and his family returned to the United States in 2016 to serve full-time at TMS, with the church and the training center in Lilongwe firmly established.

Posts by Brian Biedebach

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How to Make the Most of Your Time in Sermon Prep

Brian Biedebach | June 5, 2018

If you are not afraid to be vulnerable and model your process before others, block diagramming during discipleship can help you to make the most of your time in sermon prep. By doing this weekly exercise with men, I discovered I was benefitting just as much as they were, if not more. 

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How Long Should a Sermon Be?

Brian Biedebach | April 21, 2015

How long can your sermon be without losing the attention of your congregation? The answer can vary, but it mostly depends on how well the preacher knows the text. In short, if the preacher knows the text well and can hold the attention of his flock, he can preach for as long as he likes.

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Preaching Affects Everything

Brian Biedebach | March 20, 2015

Is Preaching Everything? I recently had a conversation with a pastor who was developing some training material for pastors in Africa. He had asked me to review the material, and when I asked him why there was such a low emphasis on preaching, he said to me, “I don’t buy into this ‘preaching is everything’ […]

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