Sep 1

After Church Discipline: Comfort After Removing a Loved One from Membership by Samuel Hood

With a heavy heart, I walked into the church building knowing what was about to take place. As a church, we were gathering together to exercise the final step of church discipline: removal from membership. When the call to vote came, I cast my head down and raised my hand to vote for removal. Some […]

May 10

Why I’d Go to Church If I Were Not a Pastor by H.B. Charles Jr.

I would go to church if I were not a pastor, because I would still be a Christian if I were not a pastor. And to be a Christian is to be a participating member of the local church.

Apr 20

From the Archives — Episode 121: When Your Church is Growing by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, we’re going back in the archives to listen to Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches undergoing fast-paced growth.

Apr 7

Student Pastors Form Ecclesiology by Andrew Harper

As leaders, what we think about the church theologically leads to how our church operates practically, but it happens in reverse for our students. As they see how the church functions practically, they develop their own theology of the church, their own ecclesiology. 

Mar 17

Consider the Small Churches by Matt LaMaster

There are lots of factors you need to consider: theology, style of worship, philosophy of ministry, location, etc.. I want to draw attention to one factor that you should pay attention to. Is the leadership humble?

Mar 3

Losing Leaders, Gaining God by Austin Dovin

I am deeply grieved by the loss of once highly esteemed leaders. As I consider this heartbreaking reality in today’s church culture, I cannot help but think that God is trying to teach his people a valuable lesson.

Mar 3

Pain From the Church Heals in the Church by Grace Pike

What happens when the ones united to you in Christ—who share the same Holy Spirit as you—are the ones who inflict the deepest wounds?

Feb 21

Sometimes Leaders Need to be Carried by Jared C. Wilson

While leaders do need your advice, they moreso need our encouragement, our consideration, our benefit of the doubt.

Feb 11

Clint Pressley on Building Camaraderie Among Church Staff Members by

Series: Conversations asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, "What are some ways to build camaraderie among church staff?"

Jan 12

Episode 152: Kyle Idleman on Reaching People One at a Time by Jared C. Wilson and Kyle Idleman

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman about the vital importance of personal, one-on-one ministry, especially in a growing church.