Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence at Midwestern Seminary, General Editor of For The Church (and co-host of the For The Church Podcast), Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, and author of numerous books, including The Imperfect Disciple, The Gospel According to SatanLove Me Anyway, and Gospel-Driven Ministry. A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences, you can visit him online at jaredcwilson.com or follow him on Twitter.

May 25

Episode 161: FTC Mailbag – Part 1 by Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson responds to listener-submitted topics from Twitter, including: What to do when people act crazy on social media, if pastors should pastors care how much they get paid, how to lead change in a congregation, if congregational voting is biblical, and more. 

May 23

Proverbs 29:18 is Not About Vision-Casting by Jared C. Wilson

What if a leader’s good idea for church growth or success was not the vision Proverbs 29:18 had in mind?

May 18

From the Archives — Episode 87: Gavin Ortlund on Theological Triage by Gavin Ortlund and Jared C. Wilson

On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Gavin Ortlund, author of the new book Finding the Right Hills to Die On, about the ins and outs of theological triage and its importance in the local church.

May 9

Success is Dangerous by Jared C. Wilson

You don't need "more" to be satisfied in God.

May 2

How to Fall in Ministry (and What to Do When You Do) by Jared C. Wilson

One reason we struggle to imagine fallen pastors being restored to ministry is that so few “go away” long enough to establish credible qualifications. If it will ever happen — and that’s a big “if” — it must be after a very long obedience in the same direction — out of the spotlight and out of leadership.

Apr 25

What We Need is Power by Jared C. Wilson

There is something the drudgery of daily living and the sporadic, special failures done by us and done to us have in common, and it is this: they require a vision beyond ourselves. In the age of Christian media saturation and the embarrassment of riches of religious resources, it is not just more information we need. It is power.

Apr 20

From the Archives — Episode 121: When Your Church is Growing by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, we’re going back in the archives to listen to Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz offer counsel for leaders of churches undergoing fast-paced growth.

Apr 18

The Bible’s Not an Instruction Manual by Jared C. Wilson

Front to back, page to page, Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the written Word of God is primarily and essentially about the saving revelation of the divine Word of God.

Apr 11

4 Keys to Preaching from a Manuscript by Jared C. Wilson

I think more preachers should adopt the practice of using a manuscript. If you’re interested in giving it a try, here are some things to keep in mind.

Apr 4

Jesus, the Bread of Life by Jared C. Wilson

The supreme and preeminent Lord of All is in fact the bread that is an everlasting meal, an eternal feast for the soul.