Pastoral

Jan 11

Want to Be a Pastor? Be Someone Worth Imitating by Bobby Jamieson

To be a pastor is to live your life in public. Even when you’re off, you’re on.

Jan 6

Noah Oldham on Advice to Pastors on the Verge of Burnout by Noah Oldham

FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, Lead Pastor at August Gate Church in Belleville, IL, “What advice would you give to a pastor on the verge of burnout?”

Dec 29

When Pastors Aren’t Able To Pastor by Jim Elliff

There are some good days, and certainly some fine people who encourage him, but he’s frustrated because the job God called him to do just cannot be done. He has many people to tend to, numbers of which are missing, and even those who are present are more than any average man could possibly care for—that is, really care for.

Dec 14

Redeeming Pastoral Ambition by Benjamin Vrbicek

If you want to change the world, have the ultimate side-hustle, and be a modern prince of preachers, then by the grace of God be a servant of all.

Dec 10

Mark Dever on Shepherding the Elderly by Mark Dever

Series: Conversations

What should a young pastor know about shepherding elderly church members?

Nov 16

Good News, Ordinary Pastor! You Don’t Need a Winning Personality by Dan Miller

The good news for the unspectacular pastor is this: “winning personality” is not found in the list of pastoral qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 or Titus 1.

Nov 11

Spurgeon on Pastoral Transitions by Geoff Chang

Reflecting on pastoral transitions, Spurgeon shares nine lessons for pastors and church leaders to consider as they prepare their churches for the next pastor.

Nov 10

Episode 142: Low Maintenance Church Members by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the blessing of low-maintenance church members — what they are and how to be one.

Nov 9

Matt Chandler on Advice for Pastors on the Verge of Burnout by Matt Chandler

FTC.co asks Matt Chandler, lead pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, “What advice would you give to a pastor on the verge of burnout?”

Oct 22

The Happy Dilemma of a Growing Preacher by H.B. Charles Jr.

As I grow older – and grow up, I hope – certain aspects of my preaching style are inevitably changing with me.