Resources by Dean Inserra

Dean Inserra, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the founding and lead pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL. He is also an advisory member of the Leadership Council for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Dean graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Biblical Studies. He is married to Krissie, and they have two sons and a daughter.
Apr 30, 2015

The First Sunday in February by Dean Inserra

Thinking soberly about low church attendance.

Feb 8

Pastor, You Are Not a Big Deal by Dean Inserra

Series: 2017 Spring Chapel

Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, preaches from 1 Peter 5 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

May 5, 2015

On Never Fumbling by Dean Inserra

A past mistake might motivate a football player, but it won't do much for my sinful nature. My only hope is to fix my eyes, mind, and heart on the One who cannot and will not ever fumble me out of his hands.

Jun 13, 2016

One Thing: Dean Inserra

What's the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Series: One Thing

What's the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Dean Inserra

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say to the first-year church planter?

Apr 24, 2015

Inning by Inning

Helping New Believers Follow Along

How often are we great at making an invitation or giving information, but unwilling to be in it for the long haul? How often do we simply expect people to know things they aren't supposed to know? Helping new believers and those curious about the faith requires not just an invitation to the game, but nine innings of investment.

Jan 14, 2016

Decoding Your Church-Leavers by Dean Inserra

Pastor, when you learn to decode the real meaning behind the strange reasons people give for leaving your church, it will truly save you a lot of unneeded anxiety.

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on The Mission Field of Tallahassee by Dean Inserra

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Dean Inserra, Pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, Florida, describes his city as a mission field.

Jun 15, 2015

Dean Inserra on Getting Creative Without Obscuring the Gospel

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?

Jun 13, 2016

Dean Inserra on Contextualization Without Compromise

What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?

Series: Conversations

"What are some important guardrails for a preacher to help him contextualize without compromise?"

Jun 22

A Winning Vision

Reflections on 10 Years of Church Planting

Your church doesn't need to be preoccupied with vision; it needs to be serious about the Bible.