Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is a husband and father of three who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he serves as the Director of Groups Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also the author of Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, and God and Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life. Follow him on Twitter at @_michaelkelley or read more content like this at michaelkelley.co.

Sep 15

Michael Kelley on Churches and Discipleship by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What do too many churches get wrong about discipleship?

May 28

Michael Kelley on Marriage and Discipleship by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?

Jan 30

Michael Kelley on Why Christians Don’t Pray for Daily Bread by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "Why don't more Christians pray for their daily bread?"

Nov 15

Michael Kelley on Pastors Who Write by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?

Nov 12

Michael Kelley on Why We Hate to Wait on God by Michael Kelley

FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "Why do we hate to wait on God?"

May 28

A Mistake We Often Make When Reading the Bible by Michael Kelley

By and large, the Bible is a book written for a community.

May 13

Jesus: The One Who Commands and the One Who Understands by Michael Kelley

Jesus is commanding a life of faithfulness, of loyalty, and yes, in many cases, sacrifice. But He is not unaware of what He’s asking. He understands.​

Apr 30

3 Principles for Evangelism I’m Trying to Embrace by Michael Kelley

Let’s remember the people we are sharing with are not just “targets” or “hot prospects.” These are human beings, made in God’s image, who have not formed their beliefs in a vacuum.​

Apr 18

The Slow and Steady Pace of Discipleship by Michael Kelley

We don’t need something new. We need something old. We need to do the same things that saints of old have been doing in order to deepen our understanding and apprehension of the greatness of God.

Mar 26

Don’t Stumble Over the Simplicity of Jesus by Michael Kelley

There is a blessed kind of simplicity for the Christian who is convinced of the providential love of God in Christ.​