Sep 6

Episode 227: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

It’s another Mailbag installment of the FTC Podcast. This time Jared and Ross discuss listener-submitted questions on patriotic worship services, difficult books of the Bible, communicating to a church a pastor’s transition, discipleship with and for the disabled, how to know when one is ready to take a lead pastorate, and more.

May 3

Episode 209: The Care and Feeding of Pastors by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about how church members can support and encourage their pastors — and why this work is so important and a benefit to the church!

Apr 3

Pastors Are Paid to Stare Out the Window by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

Pastoral ministry is more art than science, and as such, it requires deeply thinking and deeply formed people to carry it out.

Mar 22

Episode 203: Jeremy Writebol on Hope for the Burned-Out Pastor by Jared C. Wilson and Jeremy Writebol

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor and author Jeremy Writebol about his new book *Pastor, Jesus is Enough* and the problem of ministerial burnout.

Feb 13

3 Surprising Agreements Pastors Must Make by Jared C. Wilson

These are not the agreements we set out to make when we obey God’s call or accept a church’s appointment to the pastoral office, but these are agreements we make anyway. They just come with the territory.

Feb 6

Shepherds Feed the Sheep by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

Pastor, what is your job when the sheep wander back into your pen on Sunday morning? Is it not to lay out the feast of the unsearchable riches of Christ?

Jan 2

Historical Portraits of Pastoral Care: Shepherding Like a Reformer by Caleb Lenard

We can only do ministry because Christ is alive and has called us to enter his ministry as a conduit from which his grace is poured out. It is his ministry that will heal, speak, bless, save, comfort, and guide. So may we as pastors step out in faithful obedience to care for the flocks entrusted to us.

Nov 18

Fulfill Your Ministry: An Installation Charge by Brandon Freeman

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to deliver an installation charge. The charge was aimed at reminding the elders of their role as shepherds, exhorting the elders (and the church) to fulfill their calling, and encouraging the elders with the grandeur of the office.

Oct 25

Pastor, Your Body Keeps the Score by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

The emotional and spiritual weight of normal ministry is very heavy by itself. Good pastors take seriously the reality that they are responsible for the souls of their flocks, that they will give an account for all the precious people stewarded to them. Add to that normal weight conflict, harsh treatment, gossip, false accusations, weaponized disappointments, the frequent loneliness of leadership, financial stressors, and the like, and — well — the pastor’s body will keep the score.

Oct 13

I Don’t Want To Be A Pastor Anymore by Jeremy Burrage

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

God has created a culture where brokenness, transparency, and honesty are welcomed, not shunned.