Sam Hamstra

Affiliate Professor of Church History & Worship

Sam Hamstra, Jr., a Chicago native, is a veteran pastor with over 35 years of experience serving congregations in both the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He is also the founder and president of ChapterNext, a leader in the area of Pastor Search Consultancy.


PhD in Historical Theology, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
MA in Biblical Studies, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
MDiv, McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL)
BS in Music, Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)

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The Pastoral Practice of Self-Reflection

Not sure what James & John were thinking. Perhaps they weren’t when they asked Jesus if they could have positions of honor and authority when Jesus comes to sit on his throne as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Clearly their question revealed some serious shortcomings in their lives or…

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