Resources by Theme: Pastoral

Feb 22

Angry Twitter and Confused Christians by Owen Strachan

While important matters call for our earthly attention, we cannot forget that the church's unique commission is to promote a kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Feb 22

When You Are the Old-Timer by Lucy Crabtree

We ought to be the most hospitable toward the sojourners among us.

Feb 22

Love for the Forgotten Pastor by Joshua Jenkins

The promise of the gospel is not that man will remember you, but that God knows you.

Feb 20

Letter from a 'Concerned Church Member' by Jared C. Wilson

We really do want the best for you, which is why we felt like you needed to know these things. With a little more hard work and concentrated effort on your part, this can be a win-win for all of us.

Feb 17

One Thing: Devin Maddox by Staff

Series: One Thing

How can a church engage in social justice without falling into the errors of the social gospel?

Feb 16

Expositional Imposters by Mike Gilbart-Smith

Seven pitfalls to avoid when preaching expositional sermons.

Feb 15

For Young Adults Considering Ministry by Ashlyn Portero

Is your greatest desire to see the gospel go forward in the place where God has you?

Feb 14

Clint Pressley on Leading Big Change in the Local Church

We ask Clint Pressley, "How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?"

Feb 10

Pastoring People Through Slow Change by Dave Harvey

The call to plant and pastor is primarily a call to help people keep the gospel in focus.

Feb 10

One Thing: Lane Harrison by Lane Harrison

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Feb 10

Pastors and the Problem of Evil by Gary Shultz

Our people need the hope of the cross and the assurance of the resurrection.

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.

Feb 8

Song Requests and Gospel Rest by Daniel Ross

Ultimately, God’s glory in your selections should be more important than making someone happy

Feb 8

Dear Bi-Vocational Pastor by Joshua Jenkins

There is no nobler task than to deliver good news to weary souls week-in and week-out.

Feb 7

Photobombing Jesus

Confessions of a Glory Thief

A simple, but profound truth: Jesus came to save glory thieves from themselves.

Feb 6

10 Books for Your Church's Book Table by Jared C. Wilson

I have composed this list thinking of the kinds of needs and interests most Christians seek out answers for in the sorts of books that sell most often at Christian bookstores.

Feb 3

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media? by Staff

Series: Conversations

How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?

Feb 1

Community Requires Vulnerability by Christine Hoover

Community isn’t something that comes to us; it’s something that we go toward.

Feb 1

Gospel-Division That Creates Gospel-Ambassadors by Jonathon Woodyard and Dave Zuleger

Belief in the gospel is the only way anyone can cross the gospel line and experience eternal life.

Jan 31

What are some common rookie preaching mistakes? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

We asked H.B. Charles: "What are some common rookie preaching mistakes?"

Jan 28

Is the Bible Trustworthy? by John Mark Yeats

Series: 2017 Ready Conference

Dr. John Mark Yeats preaching on the reliability of Scripture at the 2017 Ready Conference at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College.

Jan 27

What Are The Pastor's Most Important Weekly Tasks?

We asked Noah Oldham, "What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?"

Series: Conversations

What are the pastor's most important weekly tasks?

Jan 24

5 Words That Should Scare Your Pastor by Mike Leake

Five little words that once fed my pride in ministry are now terrifying to me.

Jan 23

What if You Aborted a Future Janitor?

Why We Should Reject Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion

Christians should have nothing to do with utilitarian arguments against abortion.

Jan 20

3 Principles to Communicate the Bible by Michael Kelley

All of us... are communicators of the gospel.

Jan 20

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training? by Joe Thorn

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training?

Jan 18

A Question of (Alt) Right and Wrong by John Mark Yeats

Christians must hold to the higher standard that all believers are one, a new race in Christ. 

Jan 17

Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about? by David Prince

We ask David Prince, "Who is a criminally under-appreciated figure in church history we should know more about?"

Jan 13

One Thing: Jonathan Leeman

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?

Series: One Thing

How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?

Jan 12

The Essential Marks of a Preacher by Jason K. Allen

If God has called you to be His preacher, never stoop to be a king of men.

Jan 9

5 Things The Seeker Movement Got Right by Jared C. Wilson

In the spirit of charity, seeking to identify some good gifts the seeker church of yesteryear has given contemporary evangelicalism

Jan 4

Friendship for the Pastor's Wife by Christine Hoover

The pastor's wife is just like every other woman in the church when it comes to friendship: she gets a choice who she lets in.

Dec 29, 2016

Spiritual Depression is Coming for You by Jared Musgrove

This is an important and vital issue most Christians face but never really understand or defeat because they are blinded to it.

Dec 28, 2016

Do You Make Life Decisions with Your Church in Mind? by Joshua Hedger

Do you ask yourself how your job change could affect your church? Do you consider how your moving would impact the work of God through your church in your community? Do you seek insight into how your decision to leave or stay at your local church would affect the advancement of the gospel?

Dec 28, 2016

Parenting for a Spiritual Legacy - Part 2 by Adam McClendon

These 4 recommendations will help you create a culture of discipleship in your home.

Dec 21, 2016

Parenting for a Spiritual Legacy - Part 1 by Adam McClendon

Your spiritual legacy and that which you impress within the life of your children will be influenced by these four areas

Dec 20, 2016

Why Study the Doctrine of the Church? by Jason G. Duesing

Understanding ecclesiology’s rightful place among other doctrines and grasping how the Gospel-centered nature of the church positions that doctrine in service of the Great Commission is just the grand beginning of treasures.

Dec 16, 2016

Is Self-Defense Biblical? by Erik Raymond

Should Christians defend themselves?

Dec 15, 2016

Earn Seminary Credit at The Gospel Coalition Conference with 'The Pastor and The Gospel' by Staff

Enroll in Midwestern Seminary's TGC Conference course "The Pastor and The Gospel" today.

Dec 15, 2016

Should Christians Care About the Religious Liberty of Muslims? by David Prince

Christians should defend the religious liberty of other faiths with as much zeal as they defend their own.

Dec 14, 2016

Living in Light of Jesus' Return by Jason K. Allen

The church’s attention to Jesus’ return seems to be seasonal, with interest rising and falling based upon a host of issues, most especially current geo-political events. The need of the hour is not for more end-times speculation, but an impact upon how we live the Christian life every day.

Dec 9, 2016

Wondering if You're the Next Pastor to Fall by Dave Harvey

The plunge of any pastor represents the potential for every pastor.

Dec 7, 2016

Be a Man and Preach! by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Little did I know that brief conversation would be the last time I get to talk to my father in this life.

Dec 5, 2016

21 Thoughts on Preaching by Jared C. Wilson

Don't preach as an employee of the church.

Dec 2, 2016

You Need to Explain What You Do on Sunday Mornings by Joe Thorn

With people coming from different Christian traditions, or no Christian background at all, we believe it's important to explain why we do what we do on the Lord's Day.

Dec 1, 2016

Are Non-Staff Elders Biblical? by Jonathan Leeman

No, the term “lay elder” is not in the Bible, but why not get more hands for the harvest, especially if the men are qualified and doing the work?

Nov 30, 2016

Eyes to See by Greg Spires

Countless angels long to look into the gospel, and God provides them the opportunity through His church. 

Nov 29, 2016

Lane Harrison on Developing a Church's Passion for Planting

We ask Lane Harrison, "How do you develop a church’s passion for church planting?"