Podcast Episodes

Hosted by Jared Wilson, this podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.

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Jan 19

Episode 153: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Nathan Rose

This episode of the FTC Podcast is the latest installment in the FTC Mailbag feature. Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose answer listener-submitted questions on pastoring congregants who want to leave, what to do when your pastor is preaching self-help sermons, solid student ministry, pastors pursuing PhD’s, sustaining long-distance ministry friendships, and the Muppets.

Jan 12

Episode 152: Kyle Idleman on Reaching People One at a Time by Jared C. Wilson and Kyle Idleman

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson visits with pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman about the vital importance of personal, one-on-one ministry, especially in a growing church.

Jan 5

Episode 151: The Craft of Preaching – Introductions by Jared C. Wilson and Nathan Rose

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose begin a new regular feature, “The Craft of Preaching.”

Dec 29

Episode 149: A Year in Review by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz reflect on the past year of the For The Church ministry and look ahead to expected highlights in 2022.

Dec 22

Episode 148: Annual Christmas Episode with Ronnie Martin by Jared C. Wilson and Ronnie Martin

On this special holiday episode of the FTC Podcast, Ronnie Martin returns to talk about the joys — and the letdown — of Christmas, how to right-size the enchantment of the season, and even whether Christian families should incorprate Santa into their celebrations.

Dec 15

Episode 147: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz answer reader-submitted questions on leaving a ministry well, pros and cons of multi-site churches, the problems with “vritual reality” church, the trend of deconstruction, and more.

Dec 8

Episode 146 Developing a Pulpit Presence by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz talk about ways preachers can improve their sermon delivery.

Dec 1

Episode 145: Complications with Community by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared discusses some of the ways members can frustrate the experience of gospel-centered community in their churches.

Nov 17

Episode 144: When You’re Not Feeling It by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz those discouraging or even depressing seasons of ministry when pastors are tempted to phone it in, fake it until they make it, or even quit altogether.

Nov 10

Episode 142: Low Maintenance Church Members by Jared C. Wilson and Ronni Kurtz

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the blessing of low-maintenance church members — what they are and how to be one.