Resources by Zach Barnhart

Zach Barnhart currently serves as a church planting resident with Fellowship Church and is pursuing pastoral ministry. He is a college graduate from Middle Tennessee State University and lives in Knoxville with his wife, Hannah. You can follow Zach on Twitter or Instagram @zachbarnhart_ or follow his personal blog, Cultivated.

Jan 18, 2016

What the Preacher Thinks of the Worship Leader by Zach Barnhart

I took my seat as the service started, going through the mental checklist, making sure I prepared. Then my worship leader began the song, “God is Able" . . .

Oct 27, 2016

What Job's Friends Did Right by Zach Barnhart

Despite the harsh criticism often given of them, Job's friends show us how to demonstrate the power of the gospel in our listening.

Nov 9, 2015

Unlocking the Cage Stage by Zach Barnhart

Ever since I got hyper on Piper towards the end of my high school years, I've found myself growing into a deeper understanding of the doctrines of grace, to the point that now most of my mornings and evenings are happily spent reading men like Charles Spurgeon (see what I did there?).

Aug 8, 2017

The Pulpit Call by Zach Barnhart

My question is, even though we may be gospel-centered, are we still asking people to come to Christ?

May 10, 2016

The Church, A Battering Ram by Zach Barnhart

In response to modern culture, the Church often assumes a defensive position. Christ has called us to something more.

Aug 24, 2017

Putting God to the Test in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

Prayerlessness in the Christian life, especially in seasons of being tried and tested, is a fascinatingly sad phenomenon.

Jul 21, 2016

Majoring on Solutions by Zach Barnhart

It has become commonplace in the church for ills and problems to demand the majority of our attention and focus. In considering God's design for the body of Christ, what would it look like for pastors and laypeople to spend adequate time and energy seeking out solutions to these problems as well? 

Jun 14, 2016

Keeping Your Balance in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

A renewed focus on attentive, undistracted and reverent prayer will greatly help us keep our balance and stay in the saddle.

Apr 12, 2016

How Negativity Refines Us by Zach Barnhart

I think according to Scripture, we have many reasons why we should be willing, even grateful, to step into relationships in which we are met with differences, criticisms, and even opposition and negativity.

Apr 6, 2017

God Loves Us Enough to Disappoint Us by Zach Barnhart

The very worst thing God could do for us is give us the life we want in our flesh.

Oct 10, 2015

Be Empowered Everywhere by Zach Barnhart

If we dig into Acts 1:8 we'll unlock a plethora of insight into what authentic "missional living" looks like.

Jul 5, 2015

A Fusion of Grace by Zach Barnhart

Some congregations have turned the phrase "Come As You Are" into "Stay As You Are," while other church bodies proclaim, "Be Ashamed With Who You Are." Neither approach is right.

Oct 13, 2016

2 Words That Kill Effective Bible Study by Zach Barnhart

Deciding what the Bible means "to us" seems like an innocent way to invite everyone’s voice to the table for discussion, but it’s a surefire way to kill effective Bible study.