Resources by Theme: Pastoral

Feb 23

Pastors and Politics – The Trump Card by Costi Hinn

What people need the most is a renewed perspective that hinges on a kingdom that is not of this world. 

Feb 23

Trevin Wax on Gospel-Centered Teaching

Series: Conversations

What does Gospel-Centered teaching sound like?

Feb 21

Five Things to Consider Before Pursuing Theological Education by Taylor Cain

If you want to consider theological education, you must first consider if you are in Christ at all.

Feb 20

Jeff Medders on What a Pastor Should Do When His Church is Tired of Hearing the Gospel by J.A. Medders

FTC.co asks Jeff Medders, Pastor of Redeemer Church in Tomball, TX: "What should a pastor do when his church is tired of hearing the Gospel?"

Feb 19

Why Every Christian Must be a Theologian by Jared C. Wilson

Laypeople have no biblical warrant to leave the duty of doctrine up to pastors and professors alone.

Feb 16

Won Kwak on Young Pastors by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What can a young pastor do to start cultivating a healthy legacy?

Feb 15

Being a Young Pastor is Hard

But For Reasons You Might Not Expect

Writing about the difficulty of pastoral ministry probably won’t ease the difficulty of pastoral ministry, but it will remind us that God has matured us more than we have measured.

Feb 14

How Does a Man Know if He is Called to Pastoral Ministry? by Jonathan Hayashi

The call of pastoral ministry is completed only when the body of Christ affirm that call as a pastor. 

Feb 14

What's the True Source of Powerful Evangelism? by Casey Lewis

Instead of allowing our inadequacies to keep us from evangelism, we should allow them to propel us into it. 

Feb 14

5 Basics of Biblical Interpretation by Dave Jenkins

The basis for biblical interpretation begins with Jesus.

Feb 13

When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? by Benjamin Vrbicek

When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.” 

Feb 12

Pastor, Take Courage in the Historical Jesus! by Todd Chipman

Archaeology does not, has not and will never prove Christianity as a system of faith—nor can it disprove the textual evidence of the New Testament. 

Feb 9

Barnabas Piper on What Pastors Should Know About Raising Pastors' Kids by Staff

We asked Barnabas Piper: "What should pastors and their wives know about raising pastors’ kids?

Feb 5

Recovering the Cure of Souls by Jared C. Wilson

Godly pastoral care is the overflow of love, an act of nurture, and an act of self-giving.

Feb 2

Pastors: Play the Long Game and Keep Your Chins Up by Erik Raymond

Measuring the success of one’s service based primarily on what we can see is deceptive because most of the fruit in our ministry is in things that are unseen.

Jan 31

Sometimes It Takes A Party by Tyler Jordan

I can’t help but wonder how different this might be if we made it a point to treat everyone like they are invited to the party.

Jan 30

Joy at the Table

A Pastor’s Privilege in the Lord’s Supper

Whatever our station in life, the Lord’s Table announces the Good News that we must neither wait for our victory, nor wane in our defeats.

Jan 29

Confidence in the Fight for Holiness by Cody Wilbanks

You are undersized in the fight, but the Holy Spirit that indwells you is anything but. 

Jan 27

Am I His?

2018 Ready Conference

Series: 2018 Ready Conference

Rev. Jared C. Wilson speaks on the security of the believer and assurance of salvation at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.

Jan 27

Is Jesus Savior?

2018 Ready Conference

Series: 2018 Ready Conference

Rev. Brian Key speaks on the atoning work of Christ at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.

Jan 27

Is Jesus Lord?

2018 Ready Conference

Series: 2018 Ready Conference

Dr. Owen Strachan speaks on the Lordship of Christ at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.

Jan 27

Has God Spoken?

2018 Ready Conference

Series: 2018 Ready Conference

Dr. John Mark Yeats speaks on the truth of special revelation at the 2018 Ready Conference for students.

Jan 26

Why Church Discipline Goes Awry—And How to Avoid It by Jonathan Leeman

A person who fears God more than anything is less likely to abuse God’s subjects.

Jan 26

Why Should You Join A Local Church? by Casey Lewis

Since we are commanded to gather together for the purposes of helping one another grow in love and good works, we shouldn't neglect that activity.

Jan 26

Nathan Finn on Life's Difficulties by Nathan Finn

What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?

Jan 24

Living As Those Who Are Lacking by Allyson Todd

Marriage is not sufficient for life and godliness. Jesus is.

Jan 23

Noah Oldham on Sermon Preparation by Noah Oldham

FTC.co asks Noah Oldham, Lead Pastor of August Gate Church in St. Louis, to describe his sermon-writing process.

Jan 22

Disguised Destruction by Katelyn Milligan

Words, even truth, not carefully spoken can damage relationships and cause division among brothers and sisters. 

Jan 19

Ordinary Things by Luke Holmes

Ordinary things in the hands of an extraordinary God become the miraculous means by which He brings about His kingdom.

Jan 19

How to Be Both a Grace-Filled and Discerning Church Member by Lara d’Entremont

Teach people to be students of God’s Word, not students of your opinion.

Jan 19

Keith Getty on Mistakes Worship Leaders Make by Staff

What are some common mistakes worship leaders make?

Jan 18

4 Reasons for Pastors to Guard Their Hearts by Jason K. Allen

One can be a godly man without being a pastor, but one cannot be a faithful pastor without being a godly man.

Jan 17

The Pride of Holiness by Chad Williams

We are not running to Christ-likeness, we are running to Christ. 

Jan 17

Chick-fil-A in Samaria by Tyler Jordan

Following Jesus will often lead us directly toward what we do not understand.

Jan 16

H.B. Charles Jr. on the Importance of Preaching in the Local Church by H.B. Charles, Jr.

FTC.co asks H.B. Charles Jr., Lead Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, "How important is preaching to a local church?"

Jan 15

The Joy of the Old Testament by Patrick Meador

By reading what God has done, we gain insights into the character of God.

Jan 12

Sanctification and God’s Rambunctious Children by Margaret Bronson

We are, like my children, desperately needy and utterly dependent upon God, not only to meet our needs but to sustain our faith and grow us into spiritual adulthood. 

Jan 12

4 Reasons Every Church Needs Senior Saints by Tim Counts

As pastors, we need to remind our elderly members that they’re not only loved by their Good Shepherd and Savior—they’re also loved and needed by his people.

Jan 10

Be Amazed This Sunday by Danny D'Acquisto

The church is not simply a man-made tool that we use to advance the cause of Christ; the church itself is central to the cause.

Jan 5

Don Whitney on What The Average Christian's Devotional Time Should Look Like by Staff

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What should the average Christian's devotional time look like?"

Jan 3

Plant Partners, Not Competitors by Jonathon Woodyard

Historically, great things happen when churches link arms.

Jan 3

The Preacher’s Proclamation by Costi Hinn

When the pulpit isn’t held in high regard, sheep become malnourished by fast-food style preaching that contains little nutritional value. 

Dec 29, 2017

Identifying with Christ in Baptism by Kaitlyn Wright

The celebration for the individual is great, indeed, but the celebration is also meant for the church.

Dec 29, 2017

J.D. Greear on What Difficult Thing In Your Life Has Taught You The Most? by Staff

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, "What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?"

Dec 28, 2017

What Expository Preaching Is Not by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Fifteen myths about expository preaching that should be exposed to help the preacher rightly understand and faithfully practice expository preaching.

Dec 20, 2017

Building A Theological Library (Part 3) by Jeff Straub

Either way, whether you choose books or digital, make the acquisition and assimilation of a good library a part of your ministerial journey. 

Dec 15, 2017

The Matter of Membership by Mallory Bierig

Formally belonging to a local body of believers is God’s idea and not just a tradition or practical organization tool.