Resources by Jared Musgrove

Jared Steven Musgrove, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, serves as an elder and lead Groups Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Oklahoma, a Master of Divinity in preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the husband of Jenny and the father of Jordan and Joshua. You can follow him on Twitter at @jsmusgrove.

Oct 13, 2015

Your Small Group Should Read Out Loud by Jared Musgrove

The Word of God was and has always been a community experience.

Oct 11, 2018

What "One Another" Means For Our Mission by Jared Musgrove

The ministry of love outside of Sunday morning gatherings creates the credibility that not only arrests, but keeps the attention of those inside the church and outside it.

Jan 11, 2019

What Bible Stories Mean by Jared Musgrove

Let stories be as bold, brash, and audacious as they were meant to be.

Jul 26, 2015

The Truth About David and Jonathan by Jared Musgrove

I've consistently encountered such misunderstanding, as well as bold-faced attempts to hijack David and Jonathan for the sake of normalizing (and wrongly biblicizing) homosexual relationships.

Jul 19, 2015

The Place of the Preached Word in Community by Jared Musgrove

The first heart that the preached Word must affect in your gospel-centered community is yours.

Oct 5, 2016

The Mysteries of Exodus Explained by Jared Musgrove

Wonder is necessary to survival, either in telling a story or living your own. No wonder we are a people starved of soul satisfaction.

Nov 1, 2018

The Mission of Jesus in Homes by Jared Musgrove

Jesus’ ministry in homes was a ministry of love. Such love in the most private of places was a most potent apologetic to an unbelieving world. It still is.

Dec 19, 2018

The Minister’s Journey in "Witch Wood" by Jared Musgrove

Even in his weaknesses, David fights to surrender himself to God and to persevere despite physical and spiritual opposition. 

Dec 29, 2016

Spiritual Depression is Coming for You by Jared Musgrove

This is an important and vital issue most Christians face but never really understand or defeat because they are blinded to it.

Nov 8, 2018

Salvation in the Car Seat (and Other Mundane Miracles) by Jared Musgrove

Parents, use the sacred space of car rides and other "as you go" moments to explore and deepen your family faith story with the people who matter most.

Dec 26, 2017

Obsolete All Over Again by Jared Musgrove

When words no longer mean anything, can men and women who live by the Word long endure?

May 8, 2015

Lead Your Team Meeting Like a Great Teacher by Jared Musgrove

Many of us were never trained in our formal education, internships, or perhaps even our associate roles how to lead a great ministry team meeting. This was something that became apparent to me as I stepped into lead a burgeoning team of strong leaders at my church. What follows here are hard knocks and necessary considerations, I believe, for a great ministry meeting.

Aug 9, 2017

I've Been Dancing With Her Ever Since by Jared Musgrove

In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.

May 21, 2015

Introverts in the Dearest Place on Earth by Jared Musgrove

Both extroverts and introverts must do the work to see that those with the gift of introversion are a grace to God’s Church, so I have some considerations for my fellow introverted church members and the extroverts who love them.

Jan 25, 2017

How to Practice Christian Encouragement by Jared Musgrove

I believe encouragement should take its place alongside any list of spiritual disciplines. 

Apr 23, 2015

How a Pastor (Re)Builds Men by Jared Musgrove

I’m reminded of God’s faithful use of community to rebuild this young pastor and prepare him to shepherd more boldly and faithfully. I want to do the same for the men in my church and sphere.

May 25, 2018

Gospel People Stay Behind by Jared Musgrove

Has God called you to stay behind? Be faithful in the so-called mundane

May 4, 2018

Gospel People Say Goodbye by Jared Musgrove

Godly people who are about the gospel say goodbye often, confident in our union together as the family of God and confident that we will celebrate again. 

Jun 26, 2015

Give Us This Day Our Daily News by Jared Musgrove

Let the news be an instigator to get you involved in all that God is doing in this world that belongs—without hype, sensationalism or slant—to Him. 

Dec 7, 2015

Cynicism and Christmas Songs by Jared Musgrove

What are the songs of Christmas that help you fight off cynicism or even despair? THE ones that remind you of the reason for the hope of Christ?