Joe Thorn

Joe Thorn, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, Illinois, and author of Note to Self and Experiencing the Trinity. Joe is husband to Jen, and dad to Katherine, Elias, Madeline, and Kilian.

Mar 16

How Do You Help A Church Develop a Passion For Church Planting? by Joe Thorn

Series: Conversations

We asked Joe Thorn, "How do you help a church develop a passion for church planting?"

Jan 20

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training? by Joe Thorn

How can smaller churches conduct successful ministry training?

Nov 4

Sunday Isn’t Enough by Joe Thorn

Sunday is a glorious day and marks not only our calendars but also our lives. Yet, Sunday is not enough. 

Oct 25

One Thing: Joe Thorn by Joe Thorn

Series: One Thing

What's the one thing the local church needs to get right in the 21st century?

Oct 25

How May We Glorify God? by Joe Thorn

In our vocation and recreation, in days of peace and days of persecution, in the valley of the shadow of death and in the pastures of comfort, we are created and called to glorify and enjoy God.

Aug 29

Ministry Demands Theology by Joe Thorn

To lead and serve God's people demands that we feed them the truths of God's word; that is applied theology!

Jul 27

Before You Preach by Joe Thorn

We need tools to help us, but we need the Holy Spirit to illumine, convict, and empower.

Jun 20

Overcoming Anger by Joe Thorn

I spent many years being angry—from my youth to well into adulthood. By the grace of God I have found freedom from its grip on me, but it took years of growing in grace.

May 6

The Means of Grace by Joe Thorn

Lean into the means of grace that you may lean on Jesus himself.

Apr 11

3 Ways to Get Involved in Church Planting by Joe Thorn

We need more partnerships between churches, and we need more churches. Working together to plant churches is a biblical way to fulfill the cooperative commission to make disciples.