We think bigness is the way. We think bigness solves lots of problems. We think bigness is safety. We think we can get too big to fail. But it's the other way around.
What is the one thing you wish you'd done different as a church planter?
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss what to look for in assessing and training men for eldership in your local church.
I know that many pastors say it’s impossible to let your guard down with the members of your church.
How do we love our kids without making them into idols?
Fear is a powerful experience and Scripture speaks to it in beautiful and comforting ways.
We aren’t lonely because something is wrong with us. We are lonely because something is right with us.
Whatever we do in service of the gospel is of one piece with those who have gone before us in the holy calling to serve as shepherds in Christ’s flock.
The preaching task is made effective only by a spiritual means – the attention and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
COVID-19 may have shut up the doors of our homes, but no pandemic can shut the ears of our Father.
What is the one thing a church needs from its pastor?
What does your sermon preparation look like?
How can a pastor protect his family, his church, and himself from moral failing?
Preaching is God’s divinely ordained means of communicating His Word, nourishing His church, and redeeming a people for Himself.
On this latest installment of the Mailbag feature of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz answer a new round of listener-submitted questions.
Christ makes all the theological abstractions concrete; he brings all the prodigal speculations back home.
Wisdom is knowing when to speak and when to hold your peace, when to move and when to keep still.
Should pastors write?
The land of exile is the locus of theological formation.
What happens when these groups and programs aren’t gathering?
How can a church know it's on the right track? What are some signs of faithfulness?
This is a community meal, signified by the corporate nature of the covenant that we are remembering and taking part in.
Racism refuses to acknowledge the equality and dignity or your neighbor, much less love them as you love yourself.
How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?
How do you encourage a young family struggling with family devotions?
We are not created to die, so reminders of human frailty do not come easily to most of us.
Nothing special happened about my life’s purpose and mission as a result of losing the weight that I lost.
How do you write sermons? Describe your sermon preparation process.
May God cause something mighty and special to happen when the church, across the entire world, returns to corporate worship.
We ask our Managing Editor, Ronni Kurtz, "Why should pastors care about Systematic Theology?"
Whether you meet or don't meet, do all things to the glory of God.
Four helpful perspectives to remember when making the decision to cancel worship services due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
How can large churches provide effective ministry training?
A few challenges and helpful advice for an Associate Pastor becoming the Senior Pastor in the same church he has been serving for years.
The Bible gives us the necessary worldview and the essential principles needed for thinking through these issues with the right perspective.
The Holy Spirit creates the desire in hearts and helps believers respond to God’s generosity and grace with offerings back to Him.
The presence of polyamory among professing believers is yet another manifestation of a culturally accommodating Christianity that seeks to worship the Lord on its own terms.
FTC.co asks Won Kwak, pastor at Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, New Jersey: "What do you say to the pastor who's tired and wants to quit?"
He will not merely help us turn over a new leaf; he will actually give us a new life.
Has the mission of the church changed?
Don't pit singing and the sermon against each other.
You may not like the way the bride of Christ looks. But be careful how you treat Christ’s bride.
What are some important components in training men for ministry?
Though freed from the penalty of sin by the blood of Christ, my struggle with and the remaining presence of even “canceled sin” was bigger and deeper than I knew.
I want to persevere in ministry purely at the mercy of the sovereign God who is with me.
God’s purpose is always for your worry to be transformed into worship.
What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?
When I am closer to Jesus, I am closer to my wife. I mean truly closer to Jesus, in my heart, not just thinking I am closer because I am doing the right things.
Self-sufficient living brings disastrous results.
Though there are many things a particular church may not be able to do well, love is not one of them.