What are some practical considerations for the pastor leading his church from an attractional mindset to a more gospel-centered ministry?
When you join a local church, you’re committing to helping other covenant members faithfully follow Jesus.
Though our flesh wars against it, the humility to recognize our need for God’s forgiveness and redemption is a gift.
Your marriage may always be a place of great trial, but you can change the way you react to it.
How can a church help make sure its theology leads to doxology?
For those seeking to turn around a declining church, the challenge of paying the bills is often daunting.
Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz kick off the new year of the FTC Podcast with another installment in the FTC Mailbag feature.
What does gospel-centered parental discipline look like?
Being around the flock helps them see what our message looks like in real life.
How do you lead big change in a church without blowing it up?
Serving the church is not merely a job; it is an all-consuming responsibility that can threaten a family.
FTC.co asks Christine Hoover, pastor's wife and author of Searching for Spring and Messy Beautiful Friendship, "What does the average churchgoer not understand about their pastor?"
When are you most tempted to throw in the towel as a pastor?
Hurtful words are only good if they are selfless words, driven by love.
It’s the life-light of Jesus that helps us want what we need more than wanting what we want.
Trying to tailor-make your Christianity without the virgin birth is to tailor-make a different faith entirely.
I feel in my bones the common temptation to professionalize ministry, as if tools for effective ministry cannot be found in Narnia, only seminary.
FTC.co asks Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director at 9Marks and an elder a Cheverly Baptist Church (Cheverly, MD): "Who has influenced your preaching the most?"
How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?
The only kind of soil in which church discipline can properly grow is communal love.
We should pray that God will lead us by his Spirit to know when it’s best to be quiet, to pray, and to live a life that commends the gospel, and when it’s best to add more of our own words.
How political should a local church pastor get with his flock?
Interviewing can be a rough experience for most pastors, but it doesn’t have to be.
The ministries in which women participated are among the markers of genuine Christianity in a community and these ministries led to the growth of the early church.
Whether you are a pastor, a leader or just a growing follower of Christ, it is up to you to ensure that the young people in the church have the opportunity to be mentored.
What is the one thing pastors who write ought to remember?
Nothing is more cringe-worthy than a guest preacher who takes a pulpit only to make himself famous.
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss a pioneering pastor from American church history who is woefully unknown.
It’s painful, but good shepherding often means that we say things that are challenging to our people.
My main exhortation to you is to fearlessly adopt a gospel fixation. Don’t worry about it seeming rote or redundant.
We need to remember that we were culpable products of our sinful environment as well.
I do not deserve to be in this place, doing this thing every day. No one does.
"In what way should a church be political?"
We have learned again Christ’s words to be busy storing up treasures in heaven and not on earth, where moth and rust destroy.
We’ve bought into the same worldview of the larger culture, which is that women—and all people, really—are objects for our consumption.
He took on skin to veil his radiance and live the life we should have lived to die the death we don’t want to die and save us from our sins.
What is the one thing you would do to change the Christian’s devotional life?
The proud preacher can’t stand to be criticized, let alone critiqued.
How do you maintain a culture of community in a growing church?
Dear brother pastors, why have we become so compelled to let everyone know what we think about so many issues peripheral to our calling?
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ronni Kurtz discuss the strange phenomenon of undermining the philosophy of gospel-centrality with our ministry and personal practices.
The minister is to be at God’s disposal, sensing and seeking his leadership for where he would have the minister go and to whom he would have the minister serve.
Separating vocational ministry from academic ministry is something I would encourage you to avoid.
FTC.co asks Adam McClendon, Director of the D.Min. Program at Liberty University, "How does pastoral counseling relate to discipleship?"
Pastors have a weighty calling. It is a calling that carries with it lasting and eternal consequences.
What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?
FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Lead Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, "What are some common mistakes beginning pastors make?"
We cannot afford to have Christ on our lips without Christ in our hearts.
Who in your congregation would welcome a note from their pastor today?
Ask God to renew and restore the joy of His salvation and His calling to ministry.