Resources by Adam McClendon

Adam McClendon, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is Director of the D.Min program at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and founder and director of New Line Ministries. He is also the author of Paul's Spirituality in Galatians and Square One.

Oct 3, 2017

Engaging Others with the Gospel by Adam McClendon

We tend to get frustrated because we want instantaneous results, yet God wants faithful laborers who will patiently sow seed.

Jun 8, 2017

Elements of Effective Prayer by Adam McClendon

Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we were honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought

Feb 13, 2017

Do You Pray For Your Competitors? by Adam McClendon

What if we refused to be threatened by our sister churches and instead committed to pray for them?

Jun 29, 2017

Distracted Living Isn't So Bad by Adam McClendon

While distracted driving is bad, distracted living can be great. In fact, it can be liberating.

Mar 9, 2017

Confrontational Love by Adam McClendon

A community that lives with love enough to both provide and receive gentle rebukes from one another makes for an incredible family.

Apr 18, 2017

Checking Our Compassion Gauges by Adam McClendon

Let us be radically compassionate because of the radical compassion we have richly received from Jesus.

Jan 22, 2016

Blind to My Blessings by Adam McClendon

So, I was off to a great morning to jog and talk to the Lord.  As I began to jog and pray, I became pretty convicted of all that I take for granted.

Oct 30, 2015

A Word of Caution from John 16 by Adam McClendon

Let us listen to wisdom and grow in grace and knowledge as we seek to be the community that God intended for us to be.

Dec 26, 2015

A Signaling Savior by Adam McClendon

Our present difficulties do not dismiss God’s future promises.

Jan 15, 2016

A Rebuke That Changed Me by Adam McClendon

What helped reenergize my passion and joy for ministry? A 14-year-old blessed daughter with a righteous perspective.

Jun 20, 2015

A Privileged People by Adam McClendon

Circumstances may currently be tough, but they are temporary.  On the other side of this life, a future glory awaits.  Don’t forget that.

Apr 7, 2016

A Praying Church by Adam McClendon

God has called his church to live in a constant conversation seeking him in the midst of all things at all times.

Nov 16, 2017

A Praiseworthy Perspective by Adam McClendon

Rejoice in such a way that the world takes notice and stands in admiration of and experiences longing for the joy your possess.

Jun 1, 2017

And the Survey Says... by Adam McClendon

Six things I was reminded of when I sought the congregation's feedback on my preaching.

Jun 22, 2017

A Letter to My Children by Adam McClendon

To my daughters: I pray that you will be a light for Jesus, that you will live for him, and tell others about him.

Jun 7, 2016

A Jealous God

Devotional Thoughts from Exodus 34:14

God’s pronouncement that He will not share his affections with false gods stands the test of time, bridging the gap between the Israelites and present-day believers. 

May 9, 2015

A Grace-Defined Future by Adam McClendon

While the fullness of that plan will not be experienced until Jesus returns and establishes the fullness of his Kingdom, God in his grace often allows some of the blessings of our promised future to splash over the rim of the present so that we get a glimpse of what is to come.

Nov 19, 2015

A Distorted Vision of Self in the Face of Ahaz by Adam McClendon

As I piously read Ahaz’s failure, I began to ponder how we in the church, all too often, act similarly in resorting to the ways of the word while ignoring God’s promises.

Oct 15, 2019

Adam McClendon on How Pastoral Counseling Relates to Discipleship by Adam McClendon

Series: Conversations asks Adam McClendon, Director of the D.Min. Program at Liberty University, "How does pastoral counseling relate to discipleship?"

Jun 15, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Troubled Marriages

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

May 3, 2019

Adam McClendon on Counseling Troubled Marriages by Adam McClendon

Series: Conversations

What should pastors remember in counseling those in troubled marriages?

Jun 16, 2015

Adam McClendon on Counseling Porn Use by Adam McClendon

Series: Conversations

FTC.CO asks Dr. Adam McClendon, "What should pastors remember in counseling those dealing with porn use?"

May 23, 2018

A Concern with Chan’s Home Church Planting Model: A Gentle Call for Correction by Adam McClendon

The point in Scripture is never the location or size of the gathering, but the purpose and activity of the gather.

Jun 28, 2015

AAA Leadership by Adam McClendon

Learning from the biblical Aaron’s missteps continues to be a helpful marker for me and leads me to think about a practical three-step process to keep my leaders from self-sabotage

Jan 12, 2017

8 Important Things About the Young Timothy by Adam McClendon

Feel you aren’t useful? Need a reminder of God’s methodology? God uses the willing. God uses the available. God uses the weak.

Oct 17, 2017

7 Ways Short-Term Mission Trips Are Helpful by Adam McClendon

Short-term mission trips remind us of the beauty and granduer of the kingdom that awaits all who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Aug 29, 2015

5 Christian Lifehacks - Debunked by Adam McClendon

The desire for instant gratification has also crept into the church to combine with this self-gratifying approach to the spiritual life. As a result, we often want an instant spirituality that results in comfort.

May 23, 2017

5 Characteristics of a Godly Leader by Adam McClendon

The church doesn't just need more leaders; it needs more leaders who are pursuing godliness.