Church

Dec 28

Seminary Is Not For You by Anna Stewart

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 2:4-5 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. – 1 John 5:21 This August, I began my third year of seminary. So many things about […]

Dec 1

Clint Pressley On Leading Big Change by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, lead pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, “How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?”

Oct 27

A Plea to Church Members: Give Your Pastor Grace by K.V. Paxton

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

I tell you all of this to offer a simple plea in these strange times: give your pastor grace.

Oct 26

Why the Church? by H.B. Charles Jr.

Christ is the head of the church. And he does not have out-of-body experiences. To submit to the authority of Jesus Christ over your life is to live in fellowship with the church.

Oct 20

3 Ways to Turn Against Your Pastor by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

These dangers are possible in every church, because every church is made up of sinners — both pastors and laypeople alike.

Oct 18

Your Weird Church is “Plan A” and There is No “Plan B” by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

As weird and messy as your church is, there is only a miracle to be gained by offering up your very selves to the Lord who made you and loves you.

Oct 6

How to Encourage Your Pastor by David McLemore

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him. 

Oct 4

Pastors Are Special by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

I’m convinced that too few church members often think about the burdens and responsibilities that really do make ministry special.

Sep 29

The Local Church Is Your Spiritual Gifts Test by Justin Jackson

It is a good and noble pursuit to ask how God has gifted us to serve his church. We find a call for such assessment in Romans 12. Paul writes that believers are to “think with sober judgment” (v. 3) as they consider how to use their gifts in the body of Christ. However, the […]

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 […]