On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Scott Thomas, Executive Pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, about gospel-shaped leadership, the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness among ministers, and Scott’s own time pastoring at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington and what he learned from its implosion.
When I began pastoral ministry, I didn’t realize it would be my job to disappoint people. I had to tell a young man he wasn’t ready for ministry. I had to counsel a couple that they shouldn’t get married. I had to inform the church that Sunday’s text means exactly what they don’t want it […]
God has created a culture where brokenness, transparency, and honesty are welcomed, not shunned.
How much do you think your preaching influences your people? We know the biblical answer. Preaching is God’s ordained means of communicating the truths of scripture and the gospel to His people and the world. But on a personal level, how much do you think your preaching is influential? Most pastors will never stand before […]
Future pastor, local churches need unwavering leaders who fear the Lord. They don’t need you to meet their expectations, but they do need to see your hand tremble when you hold up your Bible.
How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?
FTC.co asks J.T. English, Lead Pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colorado: “What advice would you give to a pastor on the verge of burnout?”
In my experience, most pastors get a D- in the rest category. I address this subject with fear and trepidation, hoping my wife doesn’t actually read it. She knows I’m a high-intensity person who struggles with “turning it off.” I wish I could say that zeal for the glory of God is what drives me, […]
How do you write sermons? Describe your sermon preparation process
Ultimately, our confidence is not in our abilities, but in the God who works beyond them.