Resource Library

Oct 6

How to Encourage Your Pastor by David McLemore

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him. 

Oct 6

Day 6 – Humility in Ministry by Staff

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors

“ Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” – Philippians 2:3-5 Day 6 – Humility in Ministry […]

Oct 5

Day 5 – Ability to Resist Temptation by Staff

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” – Ephesians 6:10-11 Day 5 – Ability to Resist Temptation In 1 Peter, Scripture describes the spiritual warfare present in our lives […]

Oct 5

Episode 180: Brief Thoughts on Bivocational Ministry by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss the challenges of a bivocational pastorate and offer some advice on navigating the ministry circumstances well.

Oct 5

Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted with permission from Legal Issues in Biblical Counseling by Dale Johnson, published by New Growth Press. This book is available everywhere Christian books are sold. The origin of this book lies in the numerous questions I have received regarding the application of scriptural principles to legal issues. The pressures […]

Oct 4

Day 4 – Personal Holiness by Staff

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors

“But as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” – 1 Peter 15:16 Day 4- Personal Holiness A pastor’s public ministry should never outpace their personal holiness. Nevertheless, temptations abound daily to prioritize good things over […]

Oct 4

Pastors Are Special by Jared C. Wilson

Series: Pastoral Ministry Collection

I’m convinced that too few church members often think about the burdens and responsibilities that really do make ministry special.

Oct 3

Day 3 – Trust in the Lord by Staff

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 Day 3 – Trust in the Lord Throughout the normal rhythms of life, it can be easy for all of us, including pastors, […]

Oct 3

A Thrill of Hope by Jared C. Wilson

Today, then, as you think about what may feel like a long road of Advent before you, remember that as tired or wounded as this season may find you, the day is coming—and not too far off now—when the blessed hope (Titus 2:13) will appear and you will be able to say, “I knew it all along!” If it helps you hope, you could even sing some Christmas carols today.

Oct 2

Day 2 – Commitment to your Calling by Staff

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” – 1 Timothy 3:1 Day 2 – Commitment to your Calling The calling to commit your life to pastoral ministry is one that often takes time to process, discern, and pursue. The pastorate is a noble and honorable […]

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