For The Church Podcast

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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Jun 19

Episode 268: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this installment of the regular Mailbag feature of the FTC Podcast, Jared and Ross discuss the alleged pastor deficit, benevolence ministry, dealing with disqualified leaders in inter-church events, young adult Bible studies, should pastors attend Sunday School?, and more!

Jun 12

Episode 267: Awesome Dads of the Bible by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

In honor of Father’s Day coming up, the guys are bringing their short lists of the best dads in the Bible. We’ve got some curve balls for you on this one!

Jun 5

Episode 266: Grab Bag! by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

A new installment in the Grab Bag feature, where Jared and Ross each bring two surprise questions for the other to answer.

May 29

Episode 265: Dealing with Criticism by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

We all swim in a sea of negativity every day, but how should Christians process and respond to specific criticism that comes their way? Whether pastors receiving criticism from their congregations or everyday believers receiving critical words from others, what’s the biblical response to hearing criticism?

May 22

Episode 264: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

Let’s check the mailbag! In the latest installment of the FTC Podcast’s most popular feature, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson discuss your submitted question and topics, including: positives and negatives of VBS, avoiding pragmatism, church mergers, disagreeing with a senior pastor’s ministry philosophy, can pastors have close friends in the church?, picking songs for Sunday worship, and . . . church potlucks? Yes, even a question on church potlucks. (Jared and Ross have strong opinions.) Listen in and submit your own questions/topics for the next mailbag ep via [email protected]

May 15

Episode 263: Humor in the Pulpit by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the place of humor in preaching. Should it ever be used? If so, how? What are some things to do and *not* do?

May 8

Episode 262: Awesome Moms of the Bible by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

In an episode in anticipation of Mother’s Day, Jared and Ross talk about their favorite biblical moms.

May 1

Episode 261: Books That Changed Our Minds by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the books that changed their minds about things big and little.

Apr 24

Episode 260: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

A new mailbag installment of the FTC Pod is upon us! In this episode, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson answer your submitted questions and topics, including: when should pastors refer members to professional Christian counselors?, are church dress codes for those “on stage” reasonable?, preparing a small town church ready for city growth, when does a church plant become a “real” church?, is the age of accountability in the Bible?, what’s the best thing about the American Church?, best resources for training church leaders in gospel-centrality, and opinions about the streaming show The Chosen. You can submit a question or topic for the Mailbag any time via social media or via email at [email protected]

Apr 17

Episode 259: Why Stories Matter by Jared C. Wilson and Ross Ferguson

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the importance of “story” as it pertains to our testimonies and to preaching and teaching, as well as the biblical and theological significance of the concept of story, before discussing Jared’s new book The Storied Life: Christian Writing as Art and Worship. The Storied Life, designed for writers and artists of all kinds, is published by Zondervan and is available to order/purchase wherever you buy Christian books. Order before May 7 and you can get access to Jared’s FREE teaching videos either for writers or preachers. More details at: www.zondervan.com/p/the-storied-life/