Jared Bumpers

Dr. Jared Bumpers is the Director of Student Life and Events at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College. He received his PhD in Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kimberly and has four kids: McCartnie, Rush, Maverick, and Jett.

Oct 28

Theology is for Preaching: A Book Review by Jared Bumpers

Is theology important for preaching? If you read many preaching books, you may be tempted to answer “no,” since most focus on methodology. They tend to provide clear instructions for studying a text and preparing a sermon, but few address the theology of preaching. Those that do address theological issues related to preaching only do […]

May 18

Jared Bumpers on Whether Christian Preachers Should Have Christ in Every Sermon by Jared Bumpers

We asked Jared Bumpers, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ministry at Midwestern Seminary, “Should Christian preachers have Christ in every sermon?”

Jan 26

Jared Bumpers on What Percentage of a Church’s Preaching Should be Expository by Jared Bumpers

FTC.co asks Jared Bumpers, Director of Student Life and Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ministry, “What percentage of a church’s preaching should be expository?”

Aug 18

FTC Preaching Guide: Jude by Jared Bumpers

Jude’s message of warning and encouragement is needed in the church today. May preachers pick up this book, study it, and preach it to their church for the glory of God!

Dec 4

Preaching for a Verdict: A Book Review by Jared Bumpers

Series: Book Reviews

If you preach regularly, you should read this book.

Dec 6

Ministry Isn’t an Individual Sport by Jared Bumpers

Is your ministry an individual sport or a team sport?

Oct 18

Ministry Isn’t an Individual Sport by Jared Bumpers

Ministry should be a team effort, not an individual endeavor.

Sep 17

Slaying the Sin of Pride in the Pulpit by Jared Bumpers

Preachers, when you feel the subtle pull to draw attention to yourself, run to the cross and let yourself be humbled.

Sep 5

Respect Your Pastors by Jared Bumpers

Our exposure to great preachers and leaders inadvertently leads to us to fail to appreciate those in our own church who are over us and admonish us.

Feb 9

You Can’t Relocate Away from Sin by Jared Bumpers

One of the most frustrating aspects of counseling students is the response of many parents. As I try to dig down to the heart issues, many parents want to rush to "relocate" their kids. The parents often think the solution is relocation: a new school, a "ranch" for extended counseling, or an extended trip to stay with family.