Resources by Theme: Pastoral

Oct 15

Biblical Theology in Discipleship by Nancy Guthrie

Biblical theology corrects sentimental notions of the future God is preparing for us.

Oct 12

Dean Inserra On What He Would Do Differently In Church Planting by Dean Inserra

Series: Conversations

What would you do differently if you could plant your church all over again?

Oct 10

6 Characteristics of a Successful Pastorate by Allen Nelson

Pastors must be able to teach sound doctrine and all that accords with it. 

Oct 10

Russell Moore On Social Justice Without A Social Gospel by Russell Moore

Series: Conversations

How can Christians adopt appropriate concerns for justice while rejecting a social gospel?

Oct 8

The Honor of Suffering by Whitney Putnam

Jesus suffered well because saving mankind was enough for him. 

Oct 5

Don't Sing Noisy Songs by Allen Nelson

Your lips can go on autopilot singing some of the most beautiful and gospel-rich songs ever written all the while your heart is not truly on the same page.

Oct 5

14 Ideas To Make Your Bible Reading More Consistent by Kristen Wetherell

We may not recall every Scripture we’ve read, but God sustains our trust in him as we choose to consistently feed on his Word.

Oct 5

Matt Capps on Inter-Generational Discipleship by Matt Capps

Series: Conversations

What are some ways to develop inter-generational discipleship in a church?

Oct 3

Episode 041: 5 Things the Seeker Churches Got Right

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

Can we learn anything from the start of the attractional movement? On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson lists some positive steps the original seeker church movement made that were headed in the right direction, things we can still emulate and apply today.

Oct 3

How to Diagnose Your Discouragement by Christine Hoover

Because the Christian life is a fight against sin and flesh and all their wayward children, we may often find ourselves knocked down, weary, and needing to get back up again while feeling we lack the strength to do it.

Sep 28

Jonathan Leeman on Christians and Politics by Jonathan Leeman

Series: Conversations

How should a Christian think about the place of politics in their life?

Sep 28

A Look Back: The Mission & Majesty of the Church

FTC18 Recap Video

by Staff

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

The Mission & Majesty of the Church: FTC18 Recap Video

Sep 26

Preach Less by Dayton Hartman

As a church plant begins to mature, the church planter should preach less by sharing the pulpit more. 

Sep 26

Jeff Medders on Church Discipline by J.A. Medders

Series: Conversations

How do you keep church discipline from being weird and mean?

Sep 25

The Church Prophetic

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Dr. Owen Strachan's message on "The Church Prophetic" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference

Sep 25

The Church Confessional

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Dr. Charlie Dates' message on "The Church Confessional" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

Sep 25

The Church Missional

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

David Choi's message on "The Church Missional" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

Sep 25

The Church Majestic

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Jared C. Wilson's message on "The Church Majestic" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

Sep 24

The Church Invincible

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Dr. Jason K. Allen's message on "The Church Invincible" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference.

Sep 24

The Church Domestic

An FTC18 Sermon

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

Dr. Russell Moore's message on "The Church Domestic" delivered at the 2018 For The Church National Conference

Sep 24

The Mission & Majesty of the Church

An Introduction to FTC18

by Staff

Series: 2018 For The Church Conference

The Mission & Majesty of the Church: An Introduction to the FTC18 Conference

Sep 21

Trust God With The Spiritual Gifts He Gives by Kristen Wetherell

God always does as he pleases, in unmatched wisdom.

Sep 21

J.T. English on Avoiding Intellectualism by J.T. English

Series: Conversations

How do you keep theological training from becoming intellectualism?

Sep 20

Say it in a Sentence by Justin Buzzard

Pastor, you aren't ready to preach until you can state what your sermon is about in one, clear sentence.

Sep 20

The Day I Blew Up the Children’s Ministry Meeting

A Lesson on Submission

The day after, everyone had cooled off a bit. I stepped into my mentor's office not knowing I was about to learn a lesson I would never forget.

Sep 19

5 Exercises in Theological Humility by Brandon D. Smith

What you do with that conviction is the difference between arrogance and humility, immaturity and maturity.

Sep 18

You Need To Lead Your Home Before You Can Lead a Church by Dave Harvey

The home is a microcosm of the church. If a man can’t lead his home effectively, how will he lead a church?

Sep 14

Trevin Wax on The Stand For Traditional Marriage by Staff

Series: Conversations

What are some important considerations for evangelicals taking the stand for traditional marriage?

Sep 13

Pastor, Have You Been With Jesus? by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Sure, you know how to handle to text. But can people tell that you have been with Jesus?

Sep 12

4 Ways to Become an Effective Role Player in Your Church by Joseph Dicks

The Christian life is a life of discipleship, from every angle.

Sep 12

Trillia Newbell On The Christian And Food by Trillia Newbell

Series: Conversations

What encouragements and cautions would you give Christians in thinking about food?

Sep 11

Clint Pressley on What He Wishes He Would've Known as a New Pastor by Clint Pressley

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Clint Pressley, Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC), "What do you wish you'd known when you started as a pastor?"

Sep 10

The Perils of Preaching an Implications-Free Gospel by Jared C. Wilson

The gospel is indeed the antidote to every sin and suffering. But "just preach the gospel" misses the mark as the solution to all manner of ills, because the good news has necessary implications that adorn and amplify it.

Sep 10

Why You Should Actually Go to Seminary by Taylor DiRoberto

Moving to campus and immersing yourself in a holistic experience shows you are serious about your training and that you have set apart this season for something special.

Sep 7

The Gospel and Your Money by Jason K. Allen

The sparkling reality of the Christian life is that God not only meets our needs but often far surpasses them. 

Sep 7

Resolve to Live Wisely and Press On by Michael Malanga

Wise forgetfulness is the fruit of finding our identity in Jesus Christ. 

Sep 7

Won Kwak on Kids in the Ministry Fishbowl by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

How should pastors think about parenting kids growing up in the ministry fishbowl?

Sep 6

Your Church's Leadership Structure May Not Be the Problem by Mike Ayers

Since the mission of the Church universal is to make disciples of all nations, any church structure should lead to the life transformation of those for whom Christ died.

Sep 6

Pastor, Rest Even When Your Work's Not Finished by Luke Holmes

While we might feel like we have more to do, we must rest in knowing that Christ’s work is done. 

Sep 5

Episode 039: David McLemore on Church Planting in Church Saturated Areas

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with David McLemore about prevalent concerns for church planting in areas that already have lots of churches.

Sep 5

We Need All Creators Creating by Christine Hoover

The most beautiful beauty in this life is redemption, and redemption only comes through sacrifice. 

Sep 5

As It Is In All the World by Jim Elliff

Sometimes people have the mistaken idea that the gospel is something that is merely lived out before others, as in serving them.

Sep 4

Being Aware of God's Presence in Worship by Dustin Rouse

As worship leaders, our primary job is to raise our church’s gaze to Christ - to take their eyes off the mundane things of life and set them on the majesty of their Savior.

Sep 3

Gay Girl, Good God

An Interview with Jackie Hill Perry

by Staff

An interview with Jackie Hill Perry, whose new book Gay Girl, Good God releases today from B&H.

Aug 31

Checklist Christianity by Adam Kareus

A checklist without a heart change is giving a corpse a facelift.

Aug 31

Mark Dever on Younger Generations by Mark Dever

Series: Conversations

What encourages you about the younger generation?

Aug 29

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry by Dayton Hartman

We can’t look to the degrees on our wall or the title beside our name as evidence of qualification.

Aug 27

5 Reasons Not to Plant a Church by Jared C. Wilson

Pastor, you are justified by your faith, not by your church plant.

Aug 24

Pursue Growth Together: Our Call to Disciple Others by Darryl Dash

If we invest in others, even imperfectly, God will often multiply that investment more than we could imagine.

Aug 24

Michael Kelley on Christians Not Being Discipled by Michael Kelley

Series: Conversations

What should a new Christian who isn't being discipled do?