Resources by Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is Author in Residence at Midwestern Seminary, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church, host of the For The Church Podcast, and author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Pastor’s Justification, The Prodigal Church, The Imperfect DiscipleSupernatural Power for Everyday People, and The Gospel-Driven Church. A frequent preacher and speaker at churches and conferences, you can visit him online at jaredcwilson.com or follow him on Twitter.

Jun 13, 2018

Episode 033: The Gospel-Shaped Pastor

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses how the good news of the finished work of Jesus Christ applies to the ongoing work of the pastor -- his life, heart, and shepherding.

May 30, 2018

Episode 032: Charles Smith on Gospel-Centered Leadership

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Charles Smith, Vice President for Institutional Relations at Midwestern Seminary, about the ins and outs of gospel-centered leadership.

May 16, 2018

Episode 031: J.D. Greear

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with Dr. J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and author of the new book Not God Enough.

May 2, 2018

Episode 030: Preaching for Missional Engagement

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson offers some practical ways to craft sermons that inspire and empower congregations live on mission in their communities.

Apr 18, 2018

Episode 029: Nathan Rose on Church Revitalization

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson talks with Nathan Rose, lead pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri about the ins and outs of church revitalization, as well as the difficulty with altar calls and public invitations.

Apr 4, 2018

Episode 028: Your Church Hospitality Checklist

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson helps you evaluate how welcoming your church really is for visitors.

Mar 7, 2018

Episode 026: Issues with Video Venues

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the contemporary church methodology of "video preaching."

Feb 21, 2018

Episode 025: Jason K. Allen on 'Being a Christian'

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and College on his new book Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

Feb 7, 2018

Episode 024: Costi Hinn

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode, Jared C. Wilson visits with Costi Hinn, Executive Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Tustin, California, co-author of the book Defining Deception, and redeemed refugee from the world of faith healing.

Jan 24, 2018

Episode 023: When Sermon Illustrations Go Wrong

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the importance -- and unimportance -- of preaching illustrations.

Jan 10, 2018

Episode 022: Jason Allen

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Seminary, about his first five years in leadership at the school and the dramatic resurgence resulting.

Dec 27, 2017

Episode 021: Why You Should Under-Program Your Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson outlines numerous reasons a church should aim for simplicity in its programming, method, and mission.

Nov 29, 2017

Episode 019: The 5 C's of Preaching

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 19: The 5 C's of Preaching

What is the irreducible complexity of Christian preaching? What distinguishes preaching from lecturing? In this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson discusses 5 elements of Christian preaching that every pastor ought to embrace in reviewing if their sermon is pulpit-ready.

Nov 15, 2017

Episode 018: Dean Inserra

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 18: Dean Inserra

“Lost people don't go to a church because the band is awesome."

Nov 1, 2017

Episode 017: The Fine Art of Pastoral Listening

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 17: The Fine Art of Pastoral Listening

When listening to others, consider how God listens to you.

Oct 18, 2017

Episode 016: Jonathan Dodson

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 16: Jonathan Dodson

“I have this rare hope that Wall-E is not our future.”

Oct 4, 2017

Episode 015: The Prodigal Church

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 15: The Prodigal Church

"The gospel is the only power for transformation."

Sep 6, 2017

Episode 013: The Curing of Souls

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 13: The Curing of Souls

“Godly pastoral care is the overflow of love.”

Aug 23, 2017

Episode 012: Jen Wilkin

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 12 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and author and teacher Jen Wilkin discuss the dynamics of community groups, discerning a teaching gift, why the prosperity gospel sells, the differences between men's and women's "learning styles," and why women's ministries are often so cheesy.

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 011: Dave Harvey

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 11 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dave Harvey discuss vital ministry practices of preaching, counseling, applying the gospel to one's self, and the celebrity pastor problem.

Jul 26, 2017

Episode 010: Why Discipleship Matters

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 10: Why Discipleship Matters

"Maybe our failure to disciple the converts we make is why we’re making fewer converts."

Jul 12, 2017

Episode 009: John Onwuchekwa

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 9 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and John Onwuchekwa discuss ministry and mission in urban environments, the declining numbers in the SBC, and what it's like for stutterers to make a living doing public speaking.

Jun 28, 2017

Episode 008: The Danger of Skipping Church

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Is it really that big a deal to skip church?

Jun 14, 2017

Episode 007: Barnabas Piper

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 7 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Barnabas Piper discuss curiosity, platform, pastors' kids, and what it's like growing up the son of John Piper.

May 31, 2017

Episode 006: Lessons Learned from the Fall of Mars Hill Church

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with Miles Rohde, lead pastor of Redemption Spokane, which began as the Mars Hill Spokane campus prior to the collapse of that ministry empire, about what we can learn from Mars Hill's fall.

May 17, 2017

Episode 005: Owen Strachan on The Benedict Option

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

In Episode 5 of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Dr. Owen Strachan discuss Rod Dreher's  book The Benedict Option and ask the important question, "What would it look like if Satan took over a city?"

May 3, 2017

Episode 004: Jonathan Leeman

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 4: Jonathan Leeman

“Churches seem to have lost track of what the Bible says about organizing our lives together.”

Apr 19, 2017

Episode 003: Preventing Ministry Burnout

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 3: Preventing Ministry Burnout

"You might say your season of life does not allow for much rest, but you are setting yourself up for a disastrous next season."

Apr 19, 2017

Episode 002: Matt Boswell

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 2 with Matt Boswell

Matt is the pastor of ministries and worship and an elder at Providence Church. A native Texan, he grew up the son of a pastor. He has been leading worship and involved in church planting since 1995. His passion is to see our congregation engaged in gospel-centered ministry, and in this environment live out the great commission. He writes songs for congregational worship…

Apr 19, 2017

Episode 001: Matt Chandler

For The Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Episode 1: Matt Chandler

"If you can teach the Bible in a compelling way to 1st through 5th graders, you've got all the raw tools you need."

Dec 31, 2018

Ending on a High Note by Jared C. Wilson

How great the light that casts the shadow!

Sep 22, 2015

Dying for Glory: A Funeral Sermon for a Friend by Jared C. Wilson

 

Richard saw the sheer eternal value in getting Christ's everything for his nothing.

Feb 8, 2016

Dude, Prepare for Later Now by Jared C. Wilson

"Just give me the ball. I will run out of gas ten yards in, pull up with a muscle cramp, and collapse with two high ankle sprains."

Dec 16, 2019

Do We Need to Believe in Christ's Virgin Birth? by Jared C. Wilson

Trying to tailor-make your Christianity without the virgin birth is to tailor-make a different faith entirely.

Oct 17, 2016

Do Visitors To Your Church Really Feel Welcome?

Your 5-Step Visitor Hospitality Checklist

I hope you will work through this 5-step checklist with eyes open to the impression your church may be leaving visitors.

Nov 27, 2017

Don't Put Your Seniors Out to Pasture by Jared C. Wilson

In our efforts to multiculturalize the church -- which is a great effort and a godly one -- let's not forget the need to multigenerationalize the church.

Mar 25, 2019

Don’t Preach Microwaved Leftover Sermons by Jared C. Wilson

I know more than a few pastors—and overhear many more besides—who cite the busyness of their ministry lives as the reason sermon preparation gets crowded out week to week.

Dec 7, 2015

Don't Let Christmas Distract You From Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

There is a great danger this Christmas season of missing the point. And I'm not referring simply to idolatrous consumption and materialism. I'm talking about Christmas religiosity. It is very easy around this time to set up our Nativity scenes, host our Christmas pageants and cantatas, read the Christmas story with our families, attend church every time the door is open, and insist to ourselves and others that Jesus is…

Jan 29, 2018

Don't Be a Rich Fool by Jared C. Wilson

We must not become earth-rich and God-poor.

Aug 20, 2014

Do Not Let Your Sense of Failure Blind You to the Glory of Gospel Freedom by Jared C. Wilson

Memoirs-of-an-Ordinary-Pastor"When I was a young man, I heard D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comment that he would not go across the street to hear himself preach. Now that I am close to the age he was when I heard him, I am beginning to understand. It is rare for me to finish a sermon without feeling somewhere between slightly discouraged and moderately depressed that I have not preached with more unction, that…

May 30, 2016

Division Begins with The Departure from the Truth by Jared C. Wilson

It isn't those who believe the Bible when it says sin is sin that are being divisive; it is those who are introducing the idea that some sins aren't.

May 29, 2017

Discipleship for the Rest of Us by Jared C. Wilson

What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"

Aug 13, 2014

Depression and Common Grace by Jared C. Wilson

A few years ago I had a book published called Gospel Wakefulness. It is a very important book to me, as it came out of the second most important event of my life, second only to my conversion—the moment when the gospel became realer than real. And this happened out of a great personal disaster. I won't rehash my testimony here; many of my readers are familiar with it. But…

Feb 27, 2017

Dear 'Concerned Church Member' by Jared C. Wilson

It is Jesus who is available to you 24/7, and I'm not him.

Jul 30, 2018

Danger: Doing 'Jesusy' Stuff Without Knowing Jesus by Jared C. Wilson

What's the difference between the moralist and the Christian?

Aug 27, 2015

Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church by Jared C. Wilson

A message of grace may attract people, but a culture of grace will keep them.

May 5, 2015

Crucifying Defensiveness by Jared C. Wilson

Crucifying the defensive impulse is so difficult because it essentially means choosing to allow others to misunderstand you, misjudge you, and even malign you.