Brian Biedebach

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Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries

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

Dr. Biedebach grew up three blocks from the ocean in Seal Beach, CA. When he was seventeen, he realized his desire to be a missionary overseas. After high school, he left home to work for a short-term missions agency for three years as an assistant leader on youth mission teams. By the time he was twenty, he traveled to or through fifteen different countries on mission trips.

When he was twenty-three, Dr. Biedebach graduated from Taylor University in Upland, IN with a B.A. in Biblical Literature and went straight to TMS for his M.Div. (1996). He was a youth pastor in his home church in Seal Beach while in seminary, and headed for Malawi in 1997. In 1998, Dr. Biedebach left Malawi in pursuit of pastoral experience so that, if the Lord provided an opportunity, he could return to Malawi and train pastors.

God provided a pastorate in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999. That year Dr. Biedebach met his wife, Anita, and they were married in Johannesburg in November of 2000. They returned to Malawi in 2007 with three of their four kids.

In 2016, Dr. Biedebach and his family moved from Malawi to Los Angeles, CA to serve full-time at The Master’s Seminary. The work in Malawi carries on with a seminary, church, and a team of both Malawians and missionaries.

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

Preaching affects everything. The preaching ministry of a pastor is directly related to every other ministry he is involved in. If we downplay the importance of preaching in the church, everything else is affected negatively. 

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